'Tickle Me' had many who worked as uncredited extras. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too.
'Tickle Me' was Elvis' eighteenth film and was made for Allied Artists.
This movie was at one time tentatively titled 'Rodeo' and then 'Isle of Paradise'. Elvis stars as Lonnie Beale, a singing rodeo cowboy who moonlights as a handyman at a beauty spa.
'I'm Yours' written by Don Robertson spent 11 weeks on the Hot 100 Chart, peaking at #11, and it made it to #1 during its three-week stay on the Easy Listening Chart. For his work on the film, Elvis received $750,000, which was more than half of the budget for Tickle Me. He had begun his career filming sports documentaries in the 1930s.
Elvis was very comfortable working with the director Norman Taurog who would, in total, direct nine of his movies.
Lonnie and Pam marry at the end, marking one of the few times that one of Elvis' characters actually weds on-screen. '(Such An) Easy Question' written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott stayed on the Hot 100 Chart for 8 weeks and peaked at #11.
It hit #1 on the Easy Listening Chart and stayed there for two weeks. The photo captures Elvis resting between filming scenes with the cast and crew.
Elvis' leading lady was the British beauty Jocelyn Lane, who traveled Europe as a child and learned to speak several languages.
After studying ballet in London, she began her career in her teens as a popular British model then turned her attention to acting and making films in the 60s.
She retired from acting in the early 1970s and became a princess when she married a Spanish prince.
Jack Mullaney played Elvis' side-kick Stanley and can also be seen as a bandmate with Elvis in the movie 'Spinout'.
It was her second to last movie role and one of 77 since 1940 when she was signed with MGM at the age of 39.