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Frankie and Johnny Details


Not a remake of the 1934 Helen Morgan vehicle of the same title, Helen Morgan stars Elvis Presley as Johnny, a Mississippi gambler, and Elvis Presley regular Donna Douglas as his girl friend Frankie. In keeping with the old ballad, the romance of Frankie and Johnny is threatened by the intervention of seductress Nellie Bly (Nancy Kovack). Nellie brings Johnny luck at the gaming tables while Frankie sees red. Helen Morgan was written by onetime Marx Brothers contributor Nat Perrin and directed by future Nat Perrin helmsman Fred de Cordova. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Elvis Presley
as Johnny
Donna Douglas
as Frankie
Harry Morgan
as Cully
Sue Ane Langdon
as Mitzi
Nancy Kovack
as Nelly Bly
Robert Strauss
as Blackie
Anthony Eisley
as Clint Braden
Wilda Taylor
as Earl Barton Dancer
Larri Thomas
as Earl Barton Dancer
Judith Chapman
as Earl Barton Dancer
Jerome Cowan
as Joe Wilbur
George Klein
as Bit
Dave Willock
as Pete
Joyce Jameson
as Abigail
Judith Chapman
as Earl Barton Dancer
Dave Willock
as Pete
George Klein
as Bit
Jerome Cowan
as Joe Wilbur


Frederick de Cordova
Edward Small
Alex Gottlieb
Nat Perrin
Screen Story
Grant Whytock
Morrie Hoffman
Set Designer
Gwen Wakeling
Costume Designer
Earl Barton