This is Raphael's fourth starring film and his first film made in Mexico and directed by Vicente Escriva, instead of his usual and best director, Mario Camus. The novelty is the casting of Shirley Jones who is an Academy Award winning actress(for ELMER GANTRY) and singing star of CARROUSEL, OKLAHOMA & THE MUSIC MAN as well as TV's THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, playing a non-singing role in this film musical in her role as a spinster!!! vacationing in Mexical and falling in love with a young gigolo/con man played by Raphael who is badly miscast in the role(Can you imagine a Spaniard like Raphael playing an Mexican native who is part Aztec by heritage? I don't think so.) But the film has great score and songs by Rapheal's best composer, Manuel Alejandro including Spanish versions of Paul Mauriat's LOVE IS BLUE, the pop song I THINK I'M GOING OUT OF MY HEAD and a not bad version of HAVA NAGUILA in Hebrew no less! It also has great location cinematography in Acapulco, Mexico and New York City and as such, I consider this movie, the last good Raphael film.
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