Directed by John Rich 
Produced by Hal B. Wallis 
Screenplay by Anthony Lawrence & Allan Weiss
Story by Allan Weiss 
Music by Joseph J. Lilley 
Cinematography Lucien Ballard 
Editing by Hal Pereira
Walter H. Tyler
Studio Hal Wallis Productions 
Distributed by Paramount Pictures 
Release date November 11, 1964
Running time 101 minutes 
Country United States 
Language English 
Box office $3,300,000 (USA)

SYNOPSIS:

Musician Charlie Rogers is fired from a gig at a teahouse run by Lou after brawling with several college students in the parking lot. After a night in jail, Charlie hits the road on his Honda 305 Superhawk motorcycle. He spots Cathy Lean driving with her father Joe and their employer, Maggie Morgan. When Charlie tries to become friendly with Cathy, Joe forces him off the road and the bike is wrecked after crashing into a wooden fence.

Maggie offers him a place to stay and a job with her struggling traveling carnival while the bike is being repaired. Charlie becomes a "carnie", a roustabout. Maggie recognizes his musical talents and promotes him to feature attraction. His act soon draws large crowds. Off stage, Charlie romances Cathy, which creates animosity with Joe. After the two men repeatedly clash and Charlie is accused of holding back a customer's lost wallet that Joe was accused of stealing, Charlie leaves to star in the much better financed show of rival carnival producer Harry Carver.

Once again, he is a great success. However, when Charlie learns that Maggie is facing bankruptcy, he returns to her carnival. In the musical finale, he is happily reunited with Cathy.


CAST:


Elvis Presley as Charlie Rogers
Barbara Stanwyck as Maggie Morgan
Joan Freeman as Cathy Lean
Leif Erickson as Joe Lean
Jack Albertson as Lou
Sue Ane Langdon as Madame Mijanou
Pat Buttram as Harry Carver
Joan Staley as Marge
Dabbs Greer as Arthur Nielsen
Steve Brodie as Fred the Pitcher
Norman Grabowski as Sam
Lynn Borden as a college student
Jane Dulo as Hazel
Joel Fluellen as Cody Marsh
Wilda Taylor as Little Egypt
Beverly Adams as Cora
Billy Barty as Billy
Teri Garr as College Girl.
Joy Harmon as College Girl
Richard Kiel as Strongman
Kent McCord as Carnival Worker
Raquel Welch as College Girl
Red West as Carnival Worker

SONGS:

Roustabout
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley

Poison Ivy League
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley

One Track Heart
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley

Wheels On My Heels
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley

It's a Wonderful World
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley

It's Carnival Time
Written by Ben Weisman & Sid Wayne
Performed by Elvis Presley

Carny Town
Written by Fred Wise & Randy Starr
Performed by Elvis Presley

Hard Knocks
Written by Joy Byers
Performed by Elvis Presley

There's a Brand New Day On the Horizon
Written by Joy Byers
Performed by Elvis Presley

Big Love, Big Heartache
Written by Dolores Fuller, Lee Morris & Sonny Hendrix
Performed by Elvis Presley

Little Egypt
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley

I'm A Rousabout (not used in movie)
Written by Otis Blackwell
Performed by Elvis Presley

Roustabout is a 1964 American musical feature film. The film was produced by Hal Wallis and directed by John Rich from a screenplay by Anthony Lawrence and Allan Weiss. The screenplay was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for best written American musical although Roustabout received a lukewarm review in Variety.[2] The film's soundtrack album was one of Elvis Presley's most successful, reaching no. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart.