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Spinout (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 14 December 1966 (USA)
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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Les
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Lt. Tracy Richards
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Philip Short
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Larry
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Howard Foxhugh
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Bernard Ranley
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Violet Ranley
Frederick Worlock ...
Blodgett (as Frederic Worlock)
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Harry
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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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It's Elvis with his foot on the gas and no brakes on the fun!!! See more »


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14 December 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Never Say No  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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President Lyndon Johnson visited on the set of the film to meet Elvis Presley. See more »

Quotes

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 La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Smorgasbord
(uncredited)
Written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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SPINOUT (Norman Taurog, 1966) **
27 May 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This wasn't shown in time for the 30th anniversary from Elvis Presley's passing, but it did turn up on TCM UK some time later; still, it took me this long to watch and, as a matter of fact, only opted to check the film out alongside two contemporary vehicles by fellow singers Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin – that said, it can't really compare with them!

It's the second of three Presley titles with a racing milieu, though this element isn't as much to the fore here as in the others; conveniently, he doubles as a swooning singer/guitarist with a band – and most of the running-time sees him dodging a couple of marriage proposals from eminent figures in the community! It transpires that even the tomboyish female drummer in his outfit secretly pines for him…but, given the film's jejeune nature, everything is neatly sorted out by the end – as a writer researching The Perfect Male eventually hitches up with Presley's proposed racing employer (played by a U.S. TV stalwart who was completely unknown to me but is a real dead ringer for Darren McGavin!), the latter's young daughter (Shelley Fabares, from the star's earlier vehicle GIRL HAPPY [1965]) realizes she loves her father's goofy secretary after all, and the drummer (who's something of a gourmet) finds a like-minded soulmate in, of all things, a highway policeman! Not that it matters much given their thankless roles but two veteran character actors from Hollywood's Golden Age - Cecil Kellaway and Una Merkel - also appear in this film.

The songs aren't exactly memorable either and, while the film's certainly harmless in itself, it's also not engaging enough to warrant more than a cursory viewing (I, for one, was greatly surprised to learn that it was co-scripted by Theodore J. Flicker – who, soon after, would write and direct the cult political satire THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST [1967] with James Coburn)…


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