Love this movie. Great soundtrack!
FUN IN ACAPULCO
Director: Richard Thorpe
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Film Length: 97 mins
Mike Windgren - Elvis Presley
Margarita Dauphine - Ursula Andress
Dolores Gomez - Elsa Cardenas
Maximillian - Paul Lukas
Raoul Almeido - Larry Domasin
Moreno - Alejandro Rey
Jose - Robert Carricart
Jamie Harkins - Teri Hope
Elvis arrives in the beautiful bay of Acapulco as a sailor on a motor yacht.
He's on the run from a terrible accident in The States, where he was a trapeze artist, who caused his partner to be terribly injured.
Once in Acapulco a young shoe-shine kid, Larry Domasin, hears Elvis sing in a bar and offers himself to become Elvis' manager.
Eventually Domasin succeeds in getting Elvis a singing job in a luxurious resort hotel.
Elvis meets two beautiful women: Elsa Cardenas, a female bullfighter and Ursula Andress, the resorts social director.
In addition to his singing, during the daytime Elvis works as a lifeguard at the hotel's swimming pool. The usual lifeguard, Alejandro Rey, likes Ursula very much and very much dislikes having Elvis around.
During an incedent on the highboard of the swimming pool, where Elvis remembers the trapeze accident, Rey notices Elvis' fear of heights. He finds out the real story behind that.
Rey is also into cliff diving, jumping from the La Perla cliffs (136 feet high) into the ocean below. After an argument between Rey and Elvis, where Rey pretends to be hurt, Elvis finally decides to overcome his fear of heights.
He makes the dive himself, instead of Rey and once out of the water, he embraces Ursula and proposes to head for Florida.
Behind The Scenes:
In January 1963 Elvis started working on "Fun In Acapulco". Though it was set in Mexico, all of Elvis' scenes were filmed at the Paramount studios in Hollywood.
Ursula Andress of course is well-known for her part in the James Bond movie, "Dr. No".
Elsa Cardenas starred opposite James Dean in "Giant".
"Fun In Acapulco" reached No.33 on Variety's top-grossing list for 1963.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdLCWWPKDaA"]YouTube- Fun In Acapulco - Original Trailer 1963[/ame]
Fun In Acapulco
Vino, Dinero Y Amor
The Bullfighter Was A Lady
No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car
I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
Bossa Nova Baby
You Can't Say No In Acapulco
Last edited by Sonny; 11-28-2009 at 05:53 AM.
Love this movie. Great soundtrack!
I have read that Ursula Andress's voice was dubbed in "Dr No" does anyone know if her voice was dubbed in this film?
i love all the songs on Fun in acupulco they are fab my fav is I think i'm gonna like it here
Yeah, a greeeat movie... No wonder why Viva M?xico!!!
Let the stars fade and fall, and I won't care at all, as long as I have you.
"You've got it all together like a lovin' machine
You're lookin' like glory and walkin' like a dream...
Mother nature's sure been good to Y-O-U"
Everyday Siesta, Everyday Fiesta......
All this lovely scenery, more to it than greenry!!
I like this soundtrack
A good movie, a great soundtrack - viva el vino, viva el dinero Viva el amor!
And the question that begs to be asked - Did Elvis make that dive himself? (Well, did he?)
It has been said that this movie doesn't pay homage to the culture of Mexico. I think there's a point: they don't have parties every day (in Mexico).
On the other hand, it's a nice entertaining movie like Blue Hawaii with neat songs - not so much textual, but the Latin rhythm suits Elvis well; I like these sensual ballads.
Much easier to bear than (for instance) 'Easy Come, Easy Go' or (even worse) 'Clambake'.
Last edited by EnigmaticSun; 05-29-2007 at 09:45 AM. Reason: minor error
all the goons I left behind, memories still linger..
I liked a couple of the songs in this movie... especially "Bossa Nova Baby"
One of his best movies Love the soundtrack also
Elvis peforms Latin songs and dance steps very beautifully ! his figure and the spanish clothes go very well together . The movie is fun and lovely.
He was the firstest with the mostest.
Updated with new trailer
found this it would be fun to stay at the hotel that featured in the film
I never looked for trouble but I never ran.