Another mediocre Presley vehicle, this one based on the famous title song, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, stars Elvis as Johnny, a singer on a Mississippi riverboat. His singing partner and girl is Frankie (Donna Douglas, of TV's "Beverly Hillbillies"), who refuses to marry him until he gives up
gambling. When Johnny meets redhead Nellie Bly (Nancy Kovack), she appears to bring him good luck in games of chance, but Frankie is less than pleased, considering Nellie a rival. Although the jealous Frankie inadvertently shoots her true love during the fateful title tune, he lives to sing again.
Directed by Fred de Cordova, of BONZO GOES TO COLLEGE and "The Tonight Show" fame. Songs...