Go-Go dancin' Dodie Marshall is an 'anything goes' type o' chick when it comes to guys rubbing women in paint and rolling said women on paper and calling it art. And she doesn't judge overweight British women married to Charles Laughton for their unusual Yoga instruction, or...just about anybody! But if you look for gold on a shiprecked vessel, man you are nowhere! Elvis was nowhere. He got nowhere when he got digits from the Love Machine. He got nowhere when making time with a blonde adventurous dish. And he got nowhere when trying to rent sea venture equipment from a TV show hasbeen who belongs on the short bus (if you know what I mean). But Elvis has his pride, has his charm, has his swagger, and has his bravado. And he entertains in this movie in spite of some slow points and some real clunkers, when the movie decides to pay too much attention to the ridiculous kiddie show captain.
Good music, funny looks at beatniks making a scene, and Elvis getting camera time are all reasons to see this movie. And if you wanted to catch a little more Dodie than what you saw in Spinout (yep. She was the hottie who played drums at the end of Spinout. Mama Mia!) then this is worth the trip. It's average on the Elvis Movie-O-Meter. It won't be your favorite, but it's a good enough addition to the library.