Everyone enjoys a good old classic film like Elvis Presley starring in ‘G.I. Blues.’ This 1960 film has been restored to 5K resolution, and the results are stunning. The American musical film looks brand new in this clip from Elvis in the shower.
Elvis plays an American soldier serving in Germany after World War II. He is also a musician who forms a rock n’ roll band with other soldiers. Elvis takes a bet that he can’t spend an entire night with the hard-to-get woman known as Lili.
‘G.I. Blues’ became the 14th biggest box office film of 1960, earning a Grammy for Best Soundtrack, Best Vocal Performance, and Best Written Musical. The movie musical’s success led to many similar films designed to star Elvis as the leading role.
In one scene, Elvis is in a communal army shower with three other men and sings the song ‘What She Really Like,’while he washes his hair and squints his eyes while performing.
The men wash up, and Elvis says, “Hey, Cookie! You know, I was on that tank for four hours. By the time I get out of this army, I’m putting in for General.” The other soldier responds, “Not me! You’re looking at a born civilian.”
Elvis turns to the other man, who asks, “Say, when am I gonna get that $300 you guys owe me?” Elvis tells him he’ll have it when it’s in his pockets. Then, Elvis tells him he doesn’t have pockets, making a shower joke.
Then, the ‘Sarge’ asks if Elvis took his soap in an angered tone. Elvis says, “I think we had it for breakfast,” with a huge grin on his face. The ‘Sarge’ keeps asking for his soap while getting angry. All the guys throw soap bars at him in a funny scene that looks incredible restored to 5K.