This musical comedy movie largely revolves around a U.S. Army soldier named Tulsa McLean who is stationed in West Germany. The character of Tulsa McLean is played by Elvis Presley. Tulsa works on tanks for the military, but he also plays in a rock and roll band that performs in German nightclubs. One day Tulsa makes a bet that his friend will be able to attract and spend the night with an attractive yet unapproachable young woman named Lili who works as a dancer in a local nightclub.
When Tulsa's friend is transferred to another base, Tulsa must take his place in the bet. Things change when love enters the picture, and Tulsa decides that he does not want to follow through with the bet.
Things get complicated, and an array of funny situations and misadventures ensue. Lots of location shots of Germany are shown in G.I. Blues, as are scenes of Elvis and his band performing.
As with most movies that star Elvis Presley, G.I. Blues features Elvis singing several songs. Among the songs that are featured in the soundtrack to this film are "Frankfort Special," "Doin' the Best I Can," "Big Boots," "Shoppin' Around," "Didja' Ever" and "Pocketful of Rainbows". Mr. Presley also performs the movie's title song, "G.I. Blues," as well as a version of "Blue Suede Shoes." The Jordanaires singing group also appears in this film.
Cast members in this light-hearted movie include Juliet Prowse as Lili, James Douglas and Robert Ivers as Tulsa's friends Rick and Cookie, Sigrid Maier, John Hudson, Leticia Roman and Mickey Knox.
G.I. Blues was directed by Norman Taurog and has a running time of approximately 105 minutes. The movie is rated 'G' and contains no profanity or nudity.