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Spinout (1966)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  14 December 1966 (USA)
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Band singer/race driver Mike McCoy must choose between marrying a beautiful rich girl and driving her father's car in a prestigious race.


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Complete credited cast:
Cynthia Foxhugh
Diane McBain ...
Dodie Marshall ...
Jack Mullaney ...
Will Hutchins ...
Lt. Tracy Richards
Warren Berlinger ...
Philip Short
Howard Foxhugh
Bernard Ranley
Una Merkel ...
Violet Ranley
Frederick Worlock ...
Blodgett (as Frederic Worlock)
Dave Barry ...


Mike McCoy is the lead singer for a band combo and part-time racecar driver trying to get by when he is persued by a trio of very different women who want his hand in marriage. The first is Les, the female drummer of his band, The second is Cynthia, a spoiled heiress and Daddy's girl. The third is Diana, a writer of books on men. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 December 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Never Say No  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This was the third and final film where Elvis Presley played a character whose first name was Mike. The first time was in 1963's It Happened at the World's Fair in which his character name was Mike Edwards; the second time was in Fun in Acapulco released in the same year in which his character name was Mike Windgren. This time his character's name is Mike McCoy. See more »


Cynthia Foxhugh: [Cynthia has just driven Mike and his racing car into a pond] Hey! You're all wet! I saw you last night at the Crazy Club, you sing great!
Mike McCoy: You know you could've got me killed!
Cynthia Foxhugh: You sure killed me! Oh, and what you do with a song! Do you know it was all I could to to keep from jumping up on that stage.
Mike McCoy: Aw, knock it off will you? You just demolished me and you stand there yapping as if nothing happened!
Cynthia Foxhugh: You're cute!
Mike McCoy: No, you're cute!
Cynthia Foxhugh: The way you sing, the way you drive, the way you get mad! Mike, I ...
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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »


Stop Look And Listen
Written by Joy Byers (as Joe Byers)
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Matrimony On Their Minds
11 January 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Spinout is somewhere in the middle of the pack of the Elvis Presley cinema output. It's an amiable comedy with the King about a singer with a group who is a celebrity racer. Along the lines of Paul Newman before and Tom Cruise afterwards. I don't include Steve McQueen because that man was serious about the sport and had he entered it earlier might have had that as a career.

Anyway Elvis is the target of three women with matrimony on their minds. Rich girl Shelley Fabares, Jacqueline Susann like author Diane McBain, and the drummer in the King's own group, Deborah Walley who is a gourmet cook on the side.

As usual Colonel Tom Parker got quality help for his boy behind and in front of the camera. Norman Taurog ended his career directing a series of Presley pictures and this is one of them. Such movie veterans as Frederic Worlock and Cecil Kellaway have small roles and this is the farewell big screen appearance of Una Merkel. Also in the cast is Carl Betz once again playing Shelley Fabares father as he did on the Donna Reed Show. Will Hutchins, television's Sugarfoot is also around as a policeman who appreciates good cooking and Jack Mullaney and Jimmy Hawkins are the other members of Elvis's group. Note that they play electric guitars or simulate playing them while Elvis sticks with a regular model.

Of course Spinout ends with the Big Race and I don't think I have to tell you who wins, but the race itself is 3/4 of the fun. No big songs came out of the score for Elvis, but he acquits himself in the vocal and comedy department. Spinout should please his fans.

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