English subtitles and close-captioning is also available. Search: For: » » Lights! She was discovered at the age of 11 by the head of the Vaudeville Kiddie Revue, Gus Edwards. These noir elements fit comfortably, for the most part, with the film's musical structure when the songs Elvis sings maintain a nasty, mean tone the celebrated Trouble and Hard Headed Woman could be noir theme songs. Although that is another sticking point as Elvis never went to Mexico to film this, with most of it done on sound stages. English subtitles and close-captioning are also available.
Does He win the heart of Ursula Andress, too? The film's original mono mix is available for you traditionalists. Starting as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting on Broadway, Crawford was signed to a motion picture contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. Not that that's the only drawback to Fun in Acapulco. But Chad has other ideas, and wants to make his own way in his life. Paul Mavis is an internationally published film and television historian, a member of the , and the author of. She has written many autobiographical works, many talking about her spiritual beliefs as well as her Hollywood career. Among her other films are The Manchurian Candidate 1962 , Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1971 and Beauty and the Beast 1991.
The Extras: The only extra for one of Elvis' best films is a trailer - pathetic. The Extras: There's an original trailer for Roustabout included. Setting up an appointment with a relative of his, who runs the Acapulco Hilton Raoul proposes that he manage Mike's career. This man can barely walk across a sandy stage. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross. And like a sensible adult, Mike agrees to an eight-year-old running his life.
He keeps the camera distant from Elvis and Joan, instead focusing on the wheel going around and around, creating a nicely dizzying effect. He was identified with his third wife, Gwen Verdon. Final Thoughts on the Box Set: Just from a purely economic standpoint, there's absolutely no need to double-dip on the Lights! If only they had gone one step further, and ditched director Norman Taurog. Utilizing a hippie backdrop for the comedy, the Judd character may seem like he's a gas, but he doesn't have any actual funny lines to firmly convince us of that fact. In the late 1930s, she performed as a dancer in Hollywood movies. Sure, some off it is heavy-handed or misconceived Ellie's suicide attempt?!? Still trim, his pale face, though, is puffy and frequently sweaty, and close-ups of his eyes sometimes show someone who's clearly under the influence of some substance. All of which is a shame as there are glimpses and I do mean glimpses of what Elvis was capable of when given some acting to do, most of which revolves around his friendship with the young Raoul.
Click picture to read movie reviews. She was hired by Disney as a dance model for their film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In the late 1950s, her film career slowed, only to be replaced with a busy theater and television career. Leigh, who was funny in director John Rich's cult comedy, Boeing, Boeing, with Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis, has nothing to do here. There's a marvelous sequence in Roustabout with Elvis and Joan Freeman, where they ride a Ferris wheel while he sings her a song, with Rich putting a camera right on the wheel, giving us a beautiful overhead shot of the whole carnival. It's a shame, then, that Presley has obviously already checked out from his movie career.
Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Final Thoughts: Returning to Hawaii did nothing to recapture the magic of Blue Hawaii, with Girls! A prominent figure in the history of jazz, his music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. But other than the women adding their beauty and a little acting skill to the movie there is little else which is noteworthy of their performances. With titles like Queenie Wahine's Papaya and Dog's Life where Elvis flys a pack of dogs in his helicopter, in what must be the most embarrassing moment in his cinematic life , it's not surprising there weren't any Top Ten - or even Top 100 - hit singles from this soundtrack. It doesn't help Ross, either, when a rich socialite that he met, Laurel Dodge Laurel Goodwin buys the West Wind, intending to give it to Ross. Of course, to homogenize the inherently nasty aspect of the central plot element, lots of female-friendly elements are incorporated into the plot, to keep all those screaming teenagers buying movie tickets and 45 records. What happened to the guy who threw himself at his frenzied audiences, driving them wild with his erotic, forbidden gyrations? The original mono mix is here, though it sounds fine, too.
During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars The Love Parade, One Hour With You, Naughty Marietta and San Francisco , and recorded extensively, earning three gold records. One of Crosby's closest friends was Lindsay Howard, for who he named his son Lindsay after. Final Thoughts: Sounding the first death knell for any serious acting intentions Elvis may have held, when he sang that song to that stupid puppet, the handwriting was on the wall. Lucille Ball, will always be remembered as the lovable Lucy Ricardo. As the crowd and the lifeguard applaud, Mike performs one more song and leaves with Margarita and Raoul.
. Clashes abound when Mike runs into the rival lifeguard, who is the champion diver of Mexico. Cast: Elvis Presley as Mike Windgren Ursula Andress as Margarita Dauphin Elsa Cárdenas as Dolores Gomez Paul Lukas as Maximilian Dauphin Larry Domasin as Raoul Almeido Alejandro Rey as Moreno Robert Garricart as Jose Garcia Teri Hope as Janie Harkins Genaro Gomez as Bullfighter uncredited Red West as Poolside Guest uncredited Teri Garr was an uncredited extra. She became famous for her starring roles in Bye, Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, The Cincinnati Kid, Carnal Knowledge, and Tommy. A stunt double was used for Presley, whose own shots were later completed in March at the Paramount studios in Los Angeles. The Extras: There are no extras for Fun in Acapulco.
A Mexican boy named Raoul helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Fun Facts: Elvis Presley didn't film in Acapulco and a stunt double was used. When Tulsa's go-to guy suddenly gets transferred, though, it's up to Tulsa to seal the deal, with the aid of pint-sized right hand man Cookie Robert Ivers. And once the Colonel showed the box office receipts of G. Too bad they didn't go the extra step and restore it. Elvis plays Charlie Rogers, a quick-to-anger singer who lams it on his Japanese motorbike whenever his romantic life because too complicated. And Elvis as a straight-arrow, hard-working individual who never takes charity.
And for a very good reason. The Extras: There are two original theatrical trailers included on this G. It's just a shame that those scenes which see Elvis come to life in Domasin's presence are pretty much sidelined for the fake musical interjections. However, after Mike sees the lifeguard perform a number of dangerous dives, including flips and head-first dives into a section of the pool surrounded by a ring of fire, he decides to get even with him and eventually sets himself up to perform a death-defying dive off the 136-foot cliffs of in front of hundreds of people. Hart offers a nicely shaded version of the stock girl-next-door character, while Matthau, fully ripe in his screen villains stage of his career, is smoothly menacing here and does a believable punch-up with Elvis, too.