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Live a Little, Love a Little

Live A Little, Love A Little is a 1968 musical comedy starring Elvis Presley. It was directed by Norman Taurog, who had directed several previous Presley vehicles; this was his final film. It had a more mature tone than other Presley musicals, with coarse language, drug references, and an implied sexual encounter. The film introduced the song “A Little Less Conversation”; a later re-recording of it would form the basis of a remix that returned Presley to the American music sales charts in the early 2000s.

In Live A Little, Love A Little, Elvis Presley plays Greg Nolan, a newspaper photographer who lives a fun and carefree life. That is, until he meets a headcase named Bernice, who assumes different names and personalities whenever the mood hits her. She manages to lose his job and apartment after drugging him. However, she manages to find him another apartment, and he wants to pay her back. So he gets two photographer jobs: one at a Playboy-like magazine and the other at a very conservative magazine. He now has to manage balancing the two jobs along with dealing with Bernice and her odd ways.

Bernice manages to get him a new apartment, but it is so expensive that he has to take on two full-time jobs to make the payments.

As Greg hustles back and forth between the two photography jobs (one for a stuffy conservative publisher, and the other for a ‘girlie’ magazine) he still finds time to romance beautiful Celeste Yarnall and belt out two songs; Almost in Love and Wonderful World.