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    Fun In Acapulco (1963)

    FUN IN ACAPULCO

    Theatrical-Release: 1963
    Studio: Paramount
    Director: Richard Thorpe
    Producer: Hal B. Wallis
    Film Length: 97 mins
    Colour/B&W: Colour


    Cast:

    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

    Story:

    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.

    Movie trailer:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdLCWWPKDaA"]YouTube- Fun In Acapulco - Original Trailer 1963[/ame]

    Songs:


    Fun In Acapulco
    Vino, Dinero Y Amor
    Mexico
    El Toro
    Marguerita
    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
    Guadalajara

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    Last edited by Sonny; 11-28-2009 at 05:53 AM.

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    Love this movie. Great soundtrack!

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    One of the best!
    Great music, great voice, love it!
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    I have read that Ursula Andress's voice was dubbed in "Dr No" does anyone know if her voice was dubbed in this film?

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    i love all the songs on Fun in acupulco they are fab my fav is I think i'm gonna like it here

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    Yeah, a greeeat movie... No wonder why Viva M?xico!!!
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    Everyday Siesta, Everyday Fiesta......

    All this lovely scenery, more to it than greenry!!

    I like this soundtrack

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    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?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis 1972 View Post
    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've seen both movies and her voice is clearly undubbed in Fun In Acapulco

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisarose View Post
    And the question that begs to be asked - Did Elvis make that dive himself? (Well, did he?)
    I recall reading somewhere that they used a stuntman for this scene, as in all scenes where Elvis could hurt himself. I do not think it was said anywhere who was the stunt man, but I'm guessing Lance LeGault, as he was very often used as a stunt man for Elvis; they were friends and he can be seen in The '68 Comeback Special

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    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'.
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    Very good movie

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    I liked a couple of the songs in this movie... especially "Bossa Nova Baby"

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    One of his best movies Love the soundtrack also

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    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.

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    Very good movie.

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    Re: Fun In Acapulco (1963)

    Updated with new trailer

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    Re: Fun In Acapulco (1963)

    found this it would be fun to stay at the hotel that featured in the film
    http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2...pulco-revival/
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