Elvis was rooked in his movie contract, there is no denying that. He should have gotten to do the Rainmaker and I think he would have handled it well. He was naive and endearing in Love Me Tender but it was not at all what he had visualized as his acting career. I'm sure the old Colonel convinced him it was just the first step and that things would change which the Colonel had no intention of doing. I think all through Elvis' career as actor and as stage performer, the Colonel made deals behind his back and convinced him it was all for the best.