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Writer:
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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(4 articles)
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The second Elvis movie I ever saw See more (21 total) »

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:
The cliff dives take place at La Quebrada in Acapulco.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Immediately after Mike's high dive his hair is wet in the water, but moments later after climbing up to the landing his hair is perfectly 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:
I Think I'm Gonna Like It HereSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The second Elvis movie I ever saw, 10 July 2003
Author: Pat McCurry (acehighpat@aol.com) from Wilton, NH

Fun in Acapulco is your standard, run of the mill Elvis flick. Unfortunately, it suffers from bargain basement production, but it is good enough to help you forget your troubles. It is obvious that some of the scenes filmed in "Mexico" were actually done in front of a blue screen. According to Priscilla Presley, the hotel scenes were filmed at a Mexican style hotel in California. Of course with every Elvis film, there is a few big names thrown in for good measure. In this case, the beautiful Ursula Andress, fresh from Dr. No and Alejandro Rey, who would find fame in The Flying Nun and Moscow on the Hudson. The cast is amicable, and most of the songs are passable (with the exception of the stupid 'No Room To Rumba In A Sportscar').

Elvis was still searching for that big role. While a few of the stars went on to meatier roles, Elvis was stuck doing the same thing. You could tell by the time he was finished with movies, he was just burned out. Still, you can see he has the knack for acting, even in a flick like this. I know it sounds like I am putting down this film, but I still find some charm in it. You can't say no to Elvis or Acapulco.

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