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Allan Weiss (written by)
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Release Date:
27 November 1963 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Come With Elvis to Fabulous Acapulco!
Plot:
Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Mike Windgren

Ursula Andress ... Marguerita Dauphin
Elsa Cárdenas ... Dolores Gomez (as Elsa Cardenas)

Paul Lukas ... Maximillian Dauphin
Larry Domasin ... Raoul Almeido
Alejandro Rey ... Moreno
Robert Carricart ... Jose Garcia
Teri Hope ... Janie Harkins
Mariachi Los Vaqueros
Mariachi Aguila
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Alderette ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Salvador Baguez ... Mr. Perez, Manager of La Perla (uncredited)
Loren Brown ... 1st Diver (uncredited)
Edward Colmans ... Mr. Delgado, Manager of the Ambassado Club (uncredited)
Mike De Anda ... Guard at La Perla (uncredited)
Robert De Anda ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Luis De Urban ... M.C. at the Hilton (uncredited)
Don Diamond ... Waiter (uncredited)
Elly Enriquez ... 2nd Diver (uncredited)
Charles Evans ... Mr Harkins (uncredited)
Stella Garcia ... Señorita at Torito's (uncredited)

Teri Garr ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Martin Garralaga ... Manager of the Tropicana Hotel (uncredited)
Alex Giannini ... Bartender (uncredited)

Genaro Gomez ... Bullfighter (uncredited)
Stuart Gray ... 3rd Diver (uncredited)
Ralph Hanalei ... 5th Diver (uncredited)
Bob Harvey ... Waiter (uncredited)
Tom Hernández ... Photographer (uncredited)
Roberto Iglesias ... Maitre D' and Waiter (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Marco López ... Bullfighter (uncredited)
Carmelo Manto ... Bullfighter (uncredited)

Howard McNear ... Dr John Stevers (uncredited)
Alberto Monte ... Bullfighter (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Mr. Ramírez, Manager of the Hilton (uncredited)
Francisco Ortega ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Adele Palacios ... Secretary (uncredited)
Rachel Parra ... Castanet Player (uncredited)
Linda Rand ... 2nd Girl (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Police Officer (uncredited)
David Renard ... Photographer (uncredited)
Linda Rivera ... Señorita at the Telegraph Desk (uncredited)
Gene Simmons ... Diver (uncredited)
Darlene Tompkins ... Miss Stevers (uncredited)
Mary Treen ... Mrs Stevers (uncredited)
Ron Veto ... 4th Diver (uncredited)

Red West ... Poolside Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
 
Writing credits
Allan Weiss (written by)

Produced by
Joseph H. Hazen .... executive producer
Paul Nathan .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph J. Lilley 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stanley E. Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Sam Comer 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Richard Blaydon .... production manager (uncredited)
William W. Gray .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Moore .... assistant director (as D. Michael Moore)
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as D. Michael Moore)
 
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Kim Kahana .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Irmin Roberts .... photographer: second unit
 
Editorial Department
Warren Low .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
The Four Amigos .... vocal accompaniment
The Jordanaires .... vocal accompaniment
Joseph J. Lilley .... conductor
Charles O'Curran .... stager: musical numbers
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Tom Parker .... technical advisor (as Col. Tom Parker)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild thematic elements
Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
Elvis Presley didn't film in Acapulco and a stunt double was used.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Mike's fight with the rival lifeguard, the rival lifeguard holds his shoulder and appears to be in great pain and collapses. But after Mike's dive, the rival lifeguard appears with his hand bandaged, claiming Mike has a hard jaw (meaning he broke his hand on Mike's jaw). His shoulder appears to be fine.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Mike Windgren:Hold it down. Everyone's asleep. Siesta.
Armando:It's too early for siesta.
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Soundtrack:
Vino, Dinero Y AmorSee more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Are you sure you're not a 40 year old midget?, 19 April 2013
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

Fun in Acapulco is directed by Richard Thorpe and written by Allan Weiss. It stars Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Paul Lukas, Elsa Cárdenas and Larry Domasin. Music is by Joseph J. Lilley and cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.

Mike Windgren (Presley) is working as a boatman down in Acapulco when an unfair dismissal sees him taking up employment as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Getting involved with two gorgeous women, Mike has plenty on his hands, especially since he has greatly annoyed one of his co-workers who thinks he has claims on one of the girls. But why is Mike in Acapulco in the first place? It seems he has something in his past that greatly troubles him...

By the time 1963 had rolled around, Elvis Presley movies had settled into a safe formula purely designed to cash in on the star. All hope Presley had of becoming an actor of worth had been left behind with the likes of Jailhouse Rock, King Creole and Flaming Star.

Fun in Acapulco basically sees Presley have women problems, have a fight with another macho man, kill off a demon in his past and sing a bunch of tunes. Unfortunately where the songs are concerned for this one, they are in keeping with much of Presley's 60s film output, not really worthy of his talents. The exception is Bossa Nova Baby, where a truly fine rendition from The King is backed up by an energetic snake-hips performance. In fact one of the film's strengths is that Presley looks in great shape, as does Andress and Cárdenas, the pic is never less than colourful and graced with beautiful people!

It plays out exactly as you expect and production values waver from scene to scene. But there's nearly always something cheery about Presley's movies, and this one is no different. If you can accept them for what they are, and ignore what a shame that Presley's early acting promise wasn't fulfilled? Then there's a good time to be had down in Acapulco. 6/10

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