G.I. Blues - Elvis in the movies
On the Sundays in July and August we offer you the opportunity to see selected Elvis Presley films as matinees within the scope of the exhibition “Trude & Elvis. Vienna –Memphis –Hollywood"
The movies will be shown in the original English version with German subtitles.
Free admission with a valid ticket.
As of 10 a.m. you can get into the mood for the films at Café Eskeles with a glass of Limonana and a crispy Boureka (a stuffed and baked pastry) for the price of € 4.50.
Tulsa McCauley and two friends are stationed in West Germany as GIs in the US Army and form a band. Tulsa wants to win a $300 bet: He is to spend a night with the dancer Lili, who is said to have a heart of stone. However, he falls in love with Lili, who even helps him babysit. Several scenes for “G.I. Blues” were filmed in Germany, where Elvis had just completed his military service. The song “Wooden Heart,” a version of the German folk tune “Muss i denn zum Städtele hinaus,” became a million-selling hit.
USA 1960; director: Norman Taurog; starring: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers