Was 'Stay Away Joe' a turning point in Elvis' film career?
I just wondered what people thought about this. It was his first film in a while which seemed to leave the 'Beach & Bikini' formula behind and his roles after this movie seemed to take on a bit more mature role. He couldn't have gone on making 'Blue Hawaii' type films into the 70's and it's interesting to ponder what his next couple of scripts would have been like, after 1969's 'Change of Habit'.
'Stay away Joe', although not in the same league as say 'King Creole', is a film I enjoy very much and find really funny. He had a good supporting cast and the opening of Elvis singing to the melody of Greensleves, with aerial shots of the desert scenery, is beautiful.