Tickle Me (1965) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
5.4/ 10 (619 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Allied Artists Pictures [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(USA) - 30 June 1965
(UK) - 5 July 1965
(Sweden) - 23 August 1965
(Denmark) - 18 October 1965
(Finland) - 3 December 1965

Running Time

A DUDE RANCH FOR GIRLS Elvis as singing, swinging wrangler on a Dude Ranch... for Girls! It's Fun! It's Girls! It's Songs! It's Color! It's ELVIS! It's Elvis! And it's Fun! Way Out Wild and Wooly! It's s-p-o-o-k-y! Full of Joy and Jive!

acoustic-guitar, acting-musician, aerobics, applause, archery, arizona, audience, bar, bar-fight, barbecue, bartender, bow-and-arrow, brawl, bronc-riding, bull-riding, burro, campfire, card-shark, chase, clue, colt-.45, cowboy, cowboy-boots, cowboy-hat, cowboy-shirt,

Technical Support
LAB:DeLuxe - (US prints)
LAB:Technicolor - (UK prints)
MET:2505 m
OFM:35 mm
PCS:Panavision - (anamorphic)
PFM:35 mm
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Casey, Taggart as (uncredited) [Bus Driver]
  2. Dennis, John (I) as [Adolph] <10>
  3. Elias, Louie as (uncredited) [Jerry - Gardener]
  4. Faulkner, Edward as [Brad Bentley] <7>
  5. Hoy, Robert F. as (uncredited) [Henry - Gardener]
  6. Kemp, Kenner G. as (uncredited) [Saloon Extra]
  7. Mullaney, Jack as [Stanley Potter] <4>
  8. Presley, Elvis as [Lonnie Beale/Panhandle Kid] <1>
  9. Reeves, Richard (I) as (uncredited) [Jim - Bartender]
  10. Riordan, Christopher (I) as (uncredited) [Dancing Bit]
  11. Sherlock, Charles (I) as (uncredited) [Croupier]
  12. Stevens, Bert (I) as (uncredited) [Saloon Extra]
  13. Sutton, Grady (I) as [Mr. Dabney] <11>
  14. Vincent, Romo as (uncredited) [Dancing Bit]
  15. West, Red as (uncredited) [Mabel's Boyfriend]
  16. Williams, Bill (I) as [Deputy Sturdivant] <6>
  17. Adams, Julie (I) as [Vera Radford] <2>
  18. Anders, Merry as [Estelle Penfield] <5>
  19. Brown, Dorian (II) as (uncredited) [Polly]
  20. Bruce, Eve as (uncredited) [Pat]
  21. Burton, Laurie (I) as (uncredited) [Janet]
  22. Chauvin, Lilyan as [Ronnie] <14>
  23. Gilchrist, Connie as [Hilda] <8>
  24. Greene, Angela as [Donna] <15>
  25. Hayes, Allison as [Mabel] <12>
  26. Ingram, Jean as (uncredited) [Evelyn]
  27. Konrad, Dorothy as (uncredited) [Mrs. Dabney]
  28. Lane, Jocelyn as [Pam Meritt] <3>
  29. Morell, Ann as (uncredited) [Sibyl]
  30. Pedroza, Ines as (as Inez Pedroza) [Ophelia] <13>
  31. Rogers, Linda (I) as (uncredited) [Clair Kincannon]
  32. Russell, Jackie (I) as (uncredited) [Gloria]
  33. Ward, Peggy (I) as (uncredited) [Dot]
  34. Werle, Barbara as [Barbara] <9>
  35. York, Francine as (uncredited) [Mildred]


  1. Comedy
  2. Musical
  3. Musical
  4. Romance
  5. Romance
  6. Western

Full Plot

Elvis is a singing rodeo rider who drifts into an expensive dude ranch patronized by wealthy glamour girls. The owner, Vera Radford, hires Elvis as a stable man. Pretty physical fitness trainer Pam Merritt has a letter from her late grandfather directing her to a cache of gold in the ghost town of Silverado. The sheriff and his gang learn of the letter and plot to take it away from her. filmfactsman Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 1,500,000 CP: Copyright 1965 Allied Artists Picture Corporation. Renewed 1985 Lorimar Distribution International, Inc. GR: USD 1,480,000 (USA) GR: USD 4,700,000 (Worldwide) (1965) SD: October 1964 - November 1964

Movie Certificate

K-16 (Finland)
15 (Sweden)
Not Rated (USA)

Music Composers

  1. Scharf, Walter


  1. Griggs, Loyal

Dress Designers

  1. Rhodes, Leah (I)


Allied Artists Home Video [us] - (1965) (worldwide) (all media)
Allied Artists Pictures [us] - (1965) (USA) (theatrical)
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) [us] - (1967) (USA) (TV)
Columbia Films [be] - (1965) (Belgium) (theatrical)
Key Video [us] - (1985) (USA) (VHS) (Pan and scan for CBS/Fox Video)
Warner Home Video [ca] - (2010) (Canada) (DVD) (17 film box set)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2010) (USA) (DVD) (17 film box set)

Film Editors

  1. Marshek, Archie


  1. Hoey, Michael A. (dialogue coach) (as Mike Hoey)
  2. Parker, Tom (XI) (technical advisor) (as Col. Tom Parker)
  3. Weldon, Marvin (script supervisor)
  4. Winters, David (I) (choreographer)


Estelle Penfield: [assessing all the food Stanley is wheeling on a cart to bring to the guests Mr. & Mrs. Dabney] Stanley! For us? Stanley Potter: Mrs. Penfield! They're for our guests, Mr. and Mrs. Dabney. They put money in this place. Naturally we cant put them on a diet. Mrs. Dabney: Down the hatch! Stanley Potter: Hello, Mr. Dabney, sir! Mr. Dabney: [as Stanley starts serving the couple their 2 cornish hens] There he is! End of the line, boy. Put them right here. Mrs. Dabney: Don't they look wonderful? Mr. Dabney: Oh yes, indeedy! Stanley Potter: This one's for you, Mr. Dabney. Mr. Dabney: Why thank you. Now I can serve the rest. Stanley Potter: Yes sir, Mr. Dabney. Mr. Dabney: All right.! You've got to hand it to Vera. When she throws a party she doesn't fool around. [Estelle Penfield sneakily lifts Mr. Dabney's cornish hen from behind the bush with a long serving fork while his mind is occupied on the ambrosia wine] Now what's this? Oh, ambrosia! Pour a little wine, dear. Mrs. Dabney: Oh yes. thank you. Mr. Dabney: [Suddenly discovering that his chicken is missing] Hey it's gone! Mrs. Dabney: Did you say something? Mr. Dabney: Well, didn't the boy put a chicken on that plate, or am I going crazy? Mrs. Dabney: Well, he certainly put a chicken on your plate, I saw it. Mr. Dabney: I thought so. Ohhh! Mrs. Dabney: [as Estelle makes an attempt to steal Mrs. Dabney's chicken] Now you have my chicken, honey! Honey! [Estelle accidentally pokes Mrs. Dabney in the butt] OWWWW! Ahhh! I've been stabbed! Ohhh! Something bit me! Mr. Dabney: What's going on here? Mrs. Dabney: Something bit me and it hurts. [wailing in pain] OH HO HO HO! Stanley Potter: Please sit down and relax. Mrs. Dabney: Oh I can't sit down. I've been stabbed! Mr. Dabney: Listen here now, young man, I'm not used to this sort of treatment! Vera Radford: What's going on here? [as Vera catches Stanley drinking from the Dabneys' wine bottle] STANLEY! Mr. Dabney: Vera, does this sort of thing happen everyday? Vera Radford: Oh, no, of course not. Stanley, please get Mr. and Mrs. Dabney fixed up. Will you please get them some more chicken? Mr. Dabney: Yes, and get us a chicken that won't fly away this time. Vera Radford: Oh [chuckles] of course. [turning to Mrs. Dabney] Are you all right, dear? Mrs. Dabney: Well, I think I am. Vera Radford: Of course, you're gonna have some more dinner, and now we're going to have some entertainment. All right? Mr. Dabney: Oh that's nice! Vera Radford: Lonnie. I think we better start the entertainment... right away. Lonnie Beale: Sure, Miss Radford. Estelle Penfield: You've got to be kidding me Lonnie Beale: [shrugs] Sorry, dietician's orders. Estelle Penfield: But it's such a little steak, and I'm so hungry. Listen, Lonnie, if you would give me another steak, I would be very grateful. Do we understand each other? Lonnie Beale: [pauses] No. Lonnie Beale: Stanley, if one won't start, the other won't start. Stanley Potter: Why? Lonnie Beale: Because they're both wet. W-E-T. Wet. Stanley Potter: Oh, come on, Pam. Don't be a dum-dum. Lonnie Beale: You can't change her, Stanley. Shall we? Stanley Potter: By all means. Lonnie Beale: [turns to Pam] Good bye, Dum-dum!

Other Titles

  1. Cowboy-Melodie (1966) (ENG)
    (West Germany) (imdb display title)

  2. Isle of Paradise (1965) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

  3. Per un pugno di donne (1965) (ENG)

  4. Per un pugno di donne (1965) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA - (studio)


- This is the only movie for which 'Elvis Presley' (qv) did not record a new soundtrack. All the songs had been recorded between 1960 and 1963, and had already been released on several albums or singles.

- Elvis made this film in a deal with the floundering Allied Artists which saw him take a pay cut and not record any new material in exchange for 50% of the film's profits. The film was a big earner, which is credited in saving Allied Artists from bankruptcy.

- Man who fight's with Lonnie ('Elvis Presley' (qv)) is Presley's bodyguard and personal friend 'Red West' (qv).

- While filming 'Elvis Presley' (qv) gave his Sony video camera to director 'Norman Taurog' (qv). At the time those cameras were really rare in USA. Taurog liked the idea of it because with video camera he can shoot the scene himself and watch the scene before it goes to edit.