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Mike 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. Written by
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Released in 1963, "Fun in Acapulco" stars Elvis Presley as a lifeguard/singer at a ritzy Mexican resort who stirs the interest of two women and rivalry of a Mexican diver. As with most of Elvis' movies, he sings a song every 7-12 minutes.
While the story takes place in Acapulco and a lot of scenes were shot at a resort there, Elvis never set foot in Mexico during filming, presumably due to his busy schedule. This becomes clear as you watch the movie: Several cast members clearly shot some scenes at the actual resort (Ursula Andress, Elsa Cárdenas and Alejandro Rey), but whenever interaction with Elvis is required, out comes the rear-projection. Some good examples include Presley's bike ride with the Mexican kid, Elvis & Ursula along the street and every shot with Elvis and another character sitting or standing near a wall overlooking the ocean. The film is such a lark and rear-projection was so prevalent back then that the movie works in spite of this, but it was definitely noticeable and therefore excessive.
As far as the women go, forget Marguerita (Andress) and Delores (Cárdenas) (as fine as they are), I'll take Janie (Teri Hope), the petite blond on the boat at the beginning. She had the requisite curves.
The film runs 97 minutes.
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