Blue Hawaii (1961) Stars: Elvis Presley Joan Blackman Angela Lansbury Run Time: 102 min Musical ~ Chadwick Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surfboard, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend Maile Duval. His mother, Sarah Lee, wants him to follow in his father's footsteps and take over management at the family business, but Chad is reluctant, so he goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.
Elvis Presley's eighth film was 'Blue Hawaii', filmed in the tropical paradise of the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Kauai. 'Blue Hawaii' was Elvis' biggest commercial success. With 14 songs, more than any other Elvis film, the soundtrack album spent a total of 79 weeks on Billboard's pop album chart, with 20 of those weeks at #1. Blue Hawaii, a musical comedy originally tided Beach Boy, became the most successful film of Elvis Presley's career.