Fun in Acapulco (1963) - Comedy, Music

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A yacht owner's spoiled daughter gets Mike fired, but a boy helps him get a job as singer at Acapulco Hilton etc. He upsets the lifeguard by taking his girl and 3 daily work hours. Mike's also seeing a woman bullfighter.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress
Length: 97 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 5 out of 32 found boring (15.62%)

One-line Reviews (15)

It's not a great film, and it's not even the best of Elvis' '60s musicals, but it's enjoyable and pleasant and is far above many of the films that followed, particularly those shot 1965-67.

Of course, matters are helped that Elvis has his eye on Moreno's stunning girlfriend, Marguerita Dauphin (Ursula Andress of "Dr.

Another in a long line of dull films from THE BIG E.

In the end; "Fun in Acapulco" is enjoyable for a Presley fan and others might just have a decent enough time.

That being said, I found this film to be entertaining for the most part and have rated it accordingly.

BIG E bops, bounces, bags babes, and bores .

Made a little before the King got bored with the indistinguishable material thrown at him and he gives a relaxed and likable performance here.

A typical Presley film that's quite enjoyable.

'Fun in Acapulco' is also overlong and very slight and formulaic in story, making the energy flag so the film can drag badly as a result.

), plus a tedious subplot comprising the jealousy of both a lifeguard (Andress’ would-be boyfriend) and a lady bullfighter who has her eyes set on Presley.

This is an enjoyable film, and Acapulco looks a beautiful, picturesque place that it's hard to see why it seems to have lost it's pull in recent decades, with tourists flocking to Cancun instead.

And, finally - On top of all of my other complaints - This decidedly dull-edged, "boy-meets-girl", musical/comedy lost itself even more points for the filming of far too many of the outdoor scenes in the story with the actors obviously posing in front of back-projection screens.....

It has a formulaic story that does not demand much from viewers, most of the songs are forgettable and corny, and back projection and sound stage decors do not match well with such a magnificently sunny location as Acapulco.

The acting is good,a good fun story line and great singing make for a very enjoyable 95 mins.

'Fun in Acapulco' also features two stunning "Elvis Girls" in Elsa Cardenas as a sexy Mexican Bullfighter, and the glorious Ursula Andress a year after her appearance in Dr. No as the ultimate "Bond Girl.