On the mend after a motorcycle accident, leather-clad singer Charlie Rogers (Elvis Presley) takes up with a gaggle of carnies. With his guitar and bike in ruins, Charlie shacks up with a traveling-circus owner (Barbara Stanwyck) — but falls for the carnival foreman’s daughter (Joan Freeman). The legendary Edith Head designed the costumes for the film, which features early cameos by Raquel Welch and Teri Garr.
John Rich (July 6, 1925 – January 29, 2012) was an American film and television director. He directed such television shows as Colonel Humphrey Flack, “I Married Joan”, “Gunsmoke”, “Bonanza”, Where’s Raymond?, Mister Ed, The Dick Van Dyke Show, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times, Barney Miller, Newhart, Benson, The Brady Bunch, and Gilligan’s Island. His feature film credits include Wives and Lovers, Boeing Boeing, Roustabout and Easy Come, Easy Go (the latter two starring Elvis Presley). He also participated in the live telecast of the opening day ceremonies of Disneyland in 1955.
He won an Emmy for The Dick Van Dyke Show, two Emmys for All in the Family, and two Golden Globes and an N.A.A.C.P. Image Award for All in the Family.
In the 1980s, Rich and Henry Winkler formed a production company called Henry Winkler/John Rich Productions and together they produced MacGyver for Paramount Television.
Rich studied at the University of Michigan earning… read more