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Allan Weiss (written by)
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Release Date:
27 November 1963 (USA) See more »
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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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Elvis Presley didn't film in Acapulco and a stunt double was used.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Elvis dives into the inlet and swims across to the diving side. He got out of the water and his hair is combed. He climbs to the top and makes his spectacular dive. He climbs out of the water again and his hair is still combed.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
MargueritaSee more »

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No fun for Elvis and Ursula, 16 September 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

After her big break role in Dr. No Ursula Andress got to co-star with Elvis Presley in Fun In Acapulco. Not that she or Elvis got to have any fun in Acapulco off the set because Paramount did all their location footage with doubles. On learning that fact I carefully watched all the scenes and if you examine it closely which the average member of the movie-going public did not do you can clearly see that the King is being doubled.

Still Acapulco is certainly shown to best advantage with that second unit cinematography. And Elvis sings some nice songs, none of which really charted for him.

Fun In Acapulco find Elvis working as a charter boat skipper who gets fired and is stranded in the famous Mexican resort town. He has a past which involves him being involved in a family trapeze act and when he failed to catch his brother during the act resulting in the brother's demise it left him with a fear of heights and failure.

Still he can sing and he gets a job at one of the resorts due to an enterprising shoeshine boy played by little Larry Domasin. And he gets two girls falling for him, lady bullfighter Elsa Cardenas and an exiled princess Ursula Andress. That gets Mexican high diving champion Alejandro Rey all bent out of shape. Ursula's dad, a former Grand Duke from some Zenda like duchy is played by Paul Lukas who is now making a living as the head chef at the resort hotel Presley is singing at. Another great example of Colonel Tom Parker getting Elvis the best support possible. I have no doubt that Parker also got former MGM contract director Richard Thorpe who did a number of MGM classics back in the day to direct the film.

Elvis does a bit of acting here and Fun In Acapulco gives the King a bit of an acting job which he carries off as he struggles with his fears.

I'm sure Presley felt gypped along with the rest of the cast in not actually shooting in Acapulco. The second unit shooting though gives Fun In Acapulco a look like the Hawaiian location films that Presley did. And it's a nice story with a capable cast backing up the King.

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