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Dodge Movie Podcast

May 1, 2022

Today we are talking about the 1961 film starring Elvis Presley about a returning GI to Hawaii. He tries to avoid working for his family business by working as a tour guide. This dated film is entertaining at times but couldn’t be made today without cleaning up  some racism and misogeny. 

 Bing Crosby Hukilau song: 

Chad Gates: [singing] “Like a river flows, Surely to the sea, Darling, so it goes, Some things are meant to be…"

Some of our favorite parts of this movie are:

  • Actors of varying age playing parents of others
  • How this favorite film of my child may turn to be less than desired
  • We love the Elvis songs and his Hula Baby hips


Special thanks to our editor Geoff Vrijmoet for this episode and Melissa Villagrana for helping out with our social media posts.

Next week’s film will be Lilo & Stitch (2002) available on Disney+

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