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Spinout (1966)

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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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Cynthia Foxhugh
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Les
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Will Hutchins ...
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Philip Short
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Larry
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Howard Foxhugh
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Bernard Ranley
Una Merkel ...
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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...singing! ...chasing! ...racing ...romancing! ...swinging! 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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2.35 : 1
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Shelley Fabares and Carl Betz played daughter and father also in "The Donna Reed Show". See more »

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Howard Foxhugh: I'm glad you like the car, and we're going to give you a chance to drive it, but you've got to promise me one thing.
Mike McCoy: Well, let's have it!
Howard Foxhugh: Don't encourage Cynthia!
Mike McCoy: Cynthia? What's she got to do with it?
Howard Foxhugh: Well, I didn't mind you singing for her. That was her birthday present, but now she is talking about marriage, and that, of course, is out of the question.
Mike McCoy: You're trying to say I'm good enough to drive your car, but I'm not good enough to marry your daughter?
Howard Foxhugh: Oh, now, Mike, don't put it that way!
Mike McCoy:
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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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