Based on the 1958 novel Idle On Parade
, the film Idol On Parade
was released in March 1959; the title song "Idle On Parade" was recorded by its star Anthony Newley who played Jeep Jackson. Although the pun may be lost on non-English speakers, the content won't be. The film was based rather loosely on the induction of Elvis Presley into the US Army; the song actually contains the phrase "all shook up
Produced from a British angle, the film was predictably more kitchen sink than Hollywood glamour.