Directed by: Norman Taurog 1961 | 102 min.

Section: Sunset on the Beach

Premiere: Return Engagement

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Drama, Family Friendly, Romantic Comedy


Sponsored by:

City and County of Honolulu

Waikiki Improvement Association

After two years in the Army, Chad Gates returns to Hawaii, where he defies his wealthy and domineering Southern mother by refusing to take a job in his father's prosperous pineapple business. Instead, he goes to work as a guide for the tourist agency where Maile, his French-Hawaiian girl friend, is employed.

His first assignment is to escort schoolteacher Abigail Prentace and four teenaged girls around the island. At a luau, Chad gets into a fight with a drunken tourist who has made advances toward one of the teenagers, and he is hauled off to jail. Later, Chad is reprimanded by his mother, who blames the row on Maile's influence. Maile, on the other hand, is suspicious of Abigail's interest in Chad...

Synopsis written by: Turner Classic Movies


Saturday, October 12 7:00 PM Sunset on the Beach Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Norman Taurog
Cast Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters, Jenny Maxwell, Roland Winters, John Archer, Steve Brodie, Iris Adrian, Tom Carroll, Gregory Gaye

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