1966, Paramount, 91 min, USA, Dir: Michael D. Moore

Elvis Presley makes his final big-screen visit to our 50th state in this music-filled comedy. Presley stars as Rick Richards, a freewheeling former airline pilot who starts a charter helicopter business on Kauai with buddy James Shigeta. Whether shot from the air or the ground, the island visuals are stunning; adding to the fun are co-stars Suzanna Leigh, Marianne Hill and 10-year-old scene-stealer Donna Butterworth, who duets with Elvis on a couple of songs.

1961, Paramount, 95 min, Dir: Jerry Lewis

Writer-director Jerry Lewis stars as Herbert H. Heebert, who swears off women when he catches his girlfriend making out with another man. That’s easier said than done on his new job – handyman at an all-female boarding house (a multistory, open-faced set that allows for some amazing crane shots). A quintessential Lewis comedy, peppered with absurd sight gags.

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