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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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Fun in Acapulco (1963) **1/2 See more (22 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)

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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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 Kohtauspaikka 33 (1981) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
GuadalajaraSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Fun in Acapulco (1963) **1/2, 12 August 2007
Author: JoeKarlosi from U.S.A.

I fully expected to not care for this Elvis travelogue at all, but maybe I was in the right mood because it wasn't so bad. I was intrigued by the basic idea that Presley's playing a former circus acrobat who once accidentally killed his brother who fell to his death when Elvis failed to catch him during their trapeze act. Ever since, he's been terrified of heights and finds himself working hotels in Mexico to try and work out his problems; he takes on two jobs, as a lifeguard and a singer at the Acapulco Hilton. He hopes to conquer his fears by diving off the cliffs, and along the way bumps shoulders with established diving expert Alejandro Rey (who became known as Carlos in THE FLYING NUN), and moves in on his beautiful woman, Ursula Andress. The sights are colorful, even if much of it was faked with rear projection shots of Mexico -- they actually look pretty authentic and it's hard to notice. The south of the border music works within the framework of the film, and is passable (especially "Bossa Nova Baby"). The real stinker this time is the hilariously titled "There's No Room To Rhumba In a Sports Car", but these pictures are musicals, after all. **1/2 out of ****

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