Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fun In Acapulco / Live A Little, Love A Little

Fun In Acapulco

This must have been filmed before the drug cartels. LOL Actually, Elvis never left America for any film or concert because his manager didn't have, nor couldn't get a traveling visa. (He could never leave the country) And he always went where Elvis went thus, Elvis could never go outside the U.S.

Anyhow, Mike (Elvis) works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Clashes abound when Mike runs into the rival lifeguard, who is the champion diver of Mexico. He is angry at Mike for taking some of his hours, and stealing his woman.

This is a middle of the road Elvis film for me. It's good, but not quite good enough to crack my top ten. There are some parts that are boring and the songs, well, not exactly the best although, he does sing "Bosa Nova" in this film, so that's good. And famed actress Terri Garr made her debut in this film as an extra. And it does co-star the beautiful Ursula Andress.

My rating ... I give it a good 6 stars. I think you would enjoy it despite being a film made in 1963. It wasn't that bad of a year. Dinosaurs were fairly tamed back then. 


Live A Little, Love A Little

Greg Nolan (Elvis) meets Bernice, and loses both his job and his apartment. However, Bernice manages to get him a new apartment, but it is so expensive that he has to get two full-time jobs. Nolan has trouble finding time to do both jobs.

I don't care what anybody says, I like this one. I don't know why. I just do. There are some really good songs in this one and the dream sequence where he performs "Edge Of Reality" is really cool. Not bad for 1968 and not bad for an Elvis flick. Check it out if you get the chance.

Oh, I almost forgot, it has Dick Seargent in it too. You remember him, right? He was part of the Dick York - Dick Seargent switcharoo on the beloved sitcom, "Bewitched". 

My rating .... 7 stars. And I am sticking by it. 


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