Playing a Girl Happy character at age 30???
His films were shoddy, poorly written and directed for the most part beyonf 1963. I agree there were glimmers of hope in the final few films.
Stay Away Joe was the first break from the norm and while Elvis appeared relaxed and natural (probably his best performance since Follow That Dream) the film was light and somewhat insulting to native Americans.
The ol' Colonel ruined Elvis' movie career by his various stipulations - top billing, G-ratings, $1m pay cheque