Tickle Me

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Tickle Me
Tickle Me Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Norman Taurog
Release Date 1965
Studio Allied Artists Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lonnie Beale / Panhandle Kid Elvis Presley
Vera Radford Julie Adams
Pam Merritt Jocelyn Lane
Stanley Potter Jack Mullaney
Estelle Penfield Merry Anders
Deputy Sturdivant Bill Williams
Brad Bentley Edward Faulkner


Tickle Me is an American 1965 musical Western comedy directed by Norman Taurog and starring Elvis Presley as a champion rodeo rider Lonnie Beale. Until the season starts up again, Lonnie finds a job at a guest ranch. Then he follows Pam Meritt (Jocelyn Lane) to the ghost town of Silverado, where one of Pam's relatives has hidden a treasure in the days of Old West. But they are not the only ones who want to get the treasure.


The following weapons were used in the film Tickle Me:

Contents


Revolvers

Single Action Army

When Lonnie Beale (Elvis Presley) imagine himself as a gunslinger Panhandle Kid of Silverado, he carries a pair of Single Action Army Civilian model revolvers with nickel finish and pearl grips. In same scene a Single Action Army revolver is also seen in holster of gambler Harry (Lonnie imagines his rival Brad Bentley (Edward Faulkner) as this character). Treasure hunter Jerry-Gardener (Louie Elias) carries a pair of SAA revolvers when he pretends to be a mannequin of a highwayman.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, custom engraved with ivory - .32-20 Winchester
Panhandle Kid carries a pair of SAA revolvers.
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He shows his marksmanship, firing at a silver dollar and splitting it into a handful of quarters and dimes.
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Kid threatens cardsharp Harry.
Harry also carries a Single Action Army, but the barrel isn't seen, and the exact model cannot be identified. His revolver is blued, with staghorn grips.
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Jerry-Gardener carries a pair of SAA revolvers (blued with wooden grips, and again of unclear model), but he prefers knifes when threatening Lonnie.

Smith & Wesson Model 27

Deputy Sturdivant (Bill Williams) who appears to be the leaders of treasure hunters carries a Smith & Wesson Model 27 revolver with 3.5" barrel. Lonnie (Elvis Presley) later uses it.

S&W Model 27-2 with 3.5" barrel - .357 Magnum
The grip of Sturdivant's holstered revolver is seen.
Sturdivant holds his revolver in the night scene.
Another view of the revolver.
Sturdivant raises his revolver on Lonnie and his friends.
A close view of the revolver.
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Lonnie (Elvis Presley) with the revolver, taken from defeated Sturdivant.

Pistols

Remington 1866 Derringer

In the scene in Old West saloon that happens in Lonnie's imagination gambler Harry carries a Remington 1866 Derringer in his sleeve (an iconic feature of cardsharps in Western movies).

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. 4th model - Blued with black grips.
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A derringer on Harry's palm.

M1911

One of the treasure hunters carries a nickel plated M1911 with pearl grips. As the guns of other members of the gang are known (Sturdivant carries a Smith & Wesson, Jerry-Gardener has a pair of SAA revolvers, and Adolph (John Dennis) has a blued M1911A1 (see below)), this pistol most likely belongs to the fourth member of the gang, Henry-Gardener (Bob Hoy).

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1912) with pearl grips - .45 ACP
A hand, holding nickel plated M1911, appears and threatens Stanley Potter (Jack Mullaney).
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A closeup of the pistol.

M1911A1

Adolph (John Dennis), another treasure hunter, carries an M1911A1 pistol.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
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Masked Adolph threatens Lonnie and Pam. The shape of the hammer spur allows to idenfify this pistol as M1911A1 rather than original M1911.
Another view of Adolph's pistol.



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