Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)

95 mins | Comedy | 22 March 1967

Director:

John Rich

Producer:

Hal B. Wallis

Cinematographer:

William Margulies

Editor:

Archie Marshek

Production Designers:

Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler

Production Company:

Hal Wallis Productions
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HISTORY

Easy Come, Easy Go marked Elvis Presley’s twenty-fourth feature film and his ninth collaboration with producer Hal B. Wallis. A 20 Apr 1966 Var lineup of upcoming Paramount Pictures projects listed the film as Easy Does It, but the title was changed a few months later. According to a 10 Aug 1965 DV article, Easy Come, Easy Go was originally intended as the name for the studio’s concurrent vehicle for music duo Jan & Dean, but the film was abruptly canceled following an on-set train accident during the early days of its production, resulting in the director being severely injured.
       A 12 Sep 1966 LAT news item claimed that Eddie Foy, Jr. had been cast as “Captain Jack,” but he was soon replaced by Frank McHugh. Items in the 5 Oct 1966 Var and 31 Oct 1966 DV included Suzanna Leigh and Shebah Solomon, while multiple sources, including the 22 Oct 1966 LAT, referred to a featured role by 1964’s “Miss Sweden,” Sivi Aberg.
       Principal photography began 3 Oct 1966, according to a DV production chart published four days later. News briefs in the 22 Aug 1966 LAT and 26 Oct 1966 DV suggested that filming took place at the Paramount studios in Hollywood, CA, and on location in the coastal district of Marina del Rey. A 9 Nov 1966 DV story about Presley’s arrival to set implied that production was at or nearing completion.
       Easy Come, Easy Go opened 22 Mar 1967 in Los Angeles, and 14 Jun 1967 ... More Less

Easy Come, Easy Go marked Elvis Presley’s twenty-fourth feature film and his ninth collaboration with producer Hal B. Wallis. A 20 Apr 1966 Var lineup of upcoming Paramount Pictures projects listed the film as Easy Does It, but the title was changed a few months later. According to a 10 Aug 1965 DV article, Easy Come, Easy Go was originally intended as the name for the studio’s concurrent vehicle for music duo Jan & Dean, but the film was abruptly canceled following an on-set train accident during the early days of its production, resulting in the director being severely injured.
       A 12 Sep 1966 LAT news item claimed that Eddie Foy, Jr. had been cast as “Captain Jack,” but he was soon replaced by Frank McHugh. Items in the 5 Oct 1966 Var and 31 Oct 1966 DV included Suzanna Leigh and Shebah Solomon, while multiple sources, including the 22 Oct 1966 LAT, referred to a featured role by 1964’s “Miss Sweden,” Sivi Aberg.
       Principal photography began 3 Oct 1966, according to a DV production chart published four days later. News briefs in the 22 Aug 1966 LAT and 26 Oct 1966 DV suggested that filming took place at the Paramount studios in Hollywood, CA, and on location in the coastal district of Marina del Rey. A 9 Nov 1966 DV story about Presley’s arrival to set implied that production was at or nearing completion.
       Easy Come, Easy Go opened 22 Mar 1967 in Los Angeles, and 14 Jun 1967 in New York City.
       Upon its release, the 24 Mar 1967 LAT noted that the musical number “Yoga Is As Yoga Does” was performed onscreen as a duet between Presley and co-star Elsa Lanchester. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
10 Aug 1965
p. 1.
Daily Variety
6 Jul 1966
p. 7.
Daily Variety
7 Oct 1966
p. 10.
Daily Variety
26 Oct 1966
p. 2.
Daily Variety
31 Oct 1966
p. 4.
Daily Variety
9 Nov 1966
p. 2.
Los Angeles Times
2 Aug 1966
Section C, p. 9.
Los Angeles Times
22 Aug 1966
Section C, p. 26.
Los Angeles Times
12 Sep 1966
Section C, p. 31.
Los Angeles Times
5 Oct 1966
Section D, p. 16.
Los Angeles Times
22 Oct 1966
Section A, p. 9.
Los Angeles Times
19 Mar 1967
Section C, p. 4.
Los Angeles Times
24 Mar 1967
Section D, p. 9.
New York Times
14 Jun 1967
p. 43.
New York Times
15 Jun 1967
p. 56.
Variety
20 Apr 1966
p. 4.
Variety
5 Oct 1966
p. 22.
Variety
22 Mar 1967
p. 6.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Hal B. Wallis-Joseph H. Hazen Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Underwater photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
Background mus score comp & cond
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Prod mgr
Tech adv
SOURCES
MUSIC
"Freak Out" and "Go-Go Jo" by Lance Le Gault.
SONGS
"The Love Machine," words and music by Gerald Nelson, Chuck Taylor and Fred Burch
"Yoga Is as Yoga Goes" and "Sing You Children," words and music by Gerald Nelson and Fred Burch
"You Gotta Stop," words and music by Bill Giant, Florence Kaye and Bernie Baum
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SONGS
"The Love Machine," words and music by Gerald Nelson, Chuck Taylor and Fred Burch
"Yoga Is as Yoga Goes" and "Sing You Children," words and music by Gerald Nelson and Fred Burch
"You Gotta Stop," words and music by Bill Giant, Florence Kaye and Bernie Baum
"I'll Take Love," words and music by Dee Fuller and Mark Barkan
"Easy Come, Easy Go," words and music by Sid Wayne and Ben Weisman
all songs sung by Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Easy Does It
Release Date:
22 March 1967
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 22 March 1967
New York opening: 14 June 1967
Production Date:
3 October--early November 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Hal Wallis Productions
Copyright Date:
10 March 1967
Copyright Number:
LP34058
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
95
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Just before his discharge from the Navy, frogman Ted Jackson discovers what appears to be a treasure chest in the hull of a sunken brigantine off the California coast. Intrigued by the prospect of sudden wealth, he enlists the aid of his former partner, trumpet player Judd Whitman. Judd agrees to help on condition that should the salvage attempt fail, Ted will return to singing at the Easy-Go-Go discotheque. Once discharged, Ted gets the necessary equipment from Captain Jack, a nautical authority terrified of water, and also obtains the reluctant consent of Jo Symington, whose grandfather owned the sunken ship. Trouble begins when Dina Bishop, a wealthy playgirl, and her friend Gil decide to compete with Ted in diving for the treasure. Following several clashes between Ted and Gil, the two men have a decisive underwater fight, which ends in a victory for Ted. The treasure chest, however, contains copper, not gold, valued at about $4,000. After giving the proceeds to Jo (for use as a down payment on an art center she plans to start for her painter friends), Ted resumes his musical career and his romantic pursuit of ... +


Just before his discharge from the Navy, frogman Ted Jackson discovers what appears to be a treasure chest in the hull of a sunken brigantine off the California coast. Intrigued by the prospect of sudden wealth, he enlists the aid of his former partner, trumpet player Judd Whitman. Judd agrees to help on condition that should the salvage attempt fail, Ted will return to singing at the Easy-Go-Go discotheque. Once discharged, Ted gets the necessary equipment from Captain Jack, a nautical authority terrified of water, and also obtains the reluctant consent of Jo Symington, whose grandfather owned the sunken ship. Trouble begins when Dina Bishop, a wealthy playgirl, and her friend Gil decide to compete with Ted in diving for the treasure. Following several clashes between Ted and Gil, the two men have a decisive underwater fight, which ends in a victory for Ted. The treasure chest, however, contains copper, not gold, valued at about $4,000. After giving the proceeds to Jo (for use as a down payment on an art center she plans to start for her painter friends), Ted resumes his musical career and his romantic pursuit of Jo. +

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