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G.I. Blues

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G.I. Blues
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Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Norman Taurog
Release Date 1960
Language English
Studio Hal Wallis Productions
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Spec. 5 Tulsa McLean Elvis Presley
Lili Juliet Prowse
PFC Cookie Robert Ivers
Rick James Douglas
Tina Leticia Roman
Marla Sigrid Maier
MSG McGraw Arch Johnson
MSG "Dynamite" Bixby Edson Stroll

G.I. Blues is an American 1960 musical comedy directed by Norman Taurog and starring Elvis Presley as Tulsa McLean, U.S. Army Spec. 5, tank crewmember who serves in the 3rd Armored "Spearhead" Division, stationed in West Germany. Tulsa and his buddies form a band and perform in German night clubs and on Armed Forces stage.

The following weapons were used in the film G.I. Blues:


Colt M1911

Numerous U.S. Army tank crewmembers carry Colt M1911 pistols, identified by flat mainspring housings (M1911A1 would better fit for 1950s).

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Tulsa McLean (Elvis Presley) carries an M1911 in M7 shoulder holster.
Another view of the pistol grip.
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An M1911 in M1916 holster of MSG "Dynamite" Bixby (Edson Stroll).
Tulsa McLean, Rick (James Douglas) and MSG McGraw (Arch Johnson) carry M1911 in M7 shoulder holsters.
Tulsa's and Rick's pistols are seen.
An MP carries an M1911 in M1912 Cavalry holster.

Machine Guns

Browning M2HB

Browning M2HB machine guns are mounted on M48A1 Patton tanks.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
An M2HB is mounted in the cupola on the turret.
An M2HB is mounted in the cupola on the turret.
Another view of the M2HB.


M48 Patton Main Battle Tank

Tulsa McLean and his buddies are crewmembers of M48A1 Patton tank. Numerous M48A1 and some earlier M48 tanks are seen in the movie.

M48A1 Patton. The turret was fitted with a cupola that enclosed the M2HB machine gun, that differs M48A1 from original M48. The tank is also armed with coaxial Browning M1919A4 machine gun (at the left of the main gun) but the gun mantlet is covered with tarpaulin that prevents to seen the machine gun barrel.
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M48A1 fires its 90mm gun.
M48 tanks. Note the lack of cupola over turrets.

M44 Self-propelled Howitzer

In one scene several piecies of self-propelled artillery are seen in distance. They appear to be 155mm M44.

A pair of supposed M44s is seen at background left.

F-102 Delta Dagger

A USAF jet fighter Convair F-102 Delta Dagger is seen in one scene.

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An F-102 in hangar on airbase. MP personnel next to the plane carry holstered sidearms that appear to be abovementioned M1911s.

M1 Garand

MSG McGraw (Arch Johnson) holds an M1 Garand rifle on promotion stills. This rifle doesn't appear in the movie.

M1 Garand with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
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McGraw offers a Garand to Tulsa McLean while Lili offers him a guitar.

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