Elvis' film career is just as cautionary a tale as his musical career. Watching him in movies deeply saddens me. He was a great talented surrounded by sycophants Hell-bent on making sure he was never able to take risks so they could squeeze as much money out of his name as possible.
This movie proved Elvis had the potential to be a part of the rare club of musicians who can make great actors. Too bad they stuck him doing mediocre jukebox musicals the rest of his life. This is the closest he ever got to real acting.