I just stumbled upon this movie on TV while flipping through the channels three days ago and it was at the part where Elvis “saves” the puppet show for the children. I’d never seen it before (or any Elvis movie) but from the short clip I watched of it I wanted more.
Unfortunately I did not grow up in the “Elvis era”. In fact, both of my parents were in their late teens when Elvis passed so I was not lucky enough to experience his glory while he was still alive. I’ve been a big fan of his music since I was old enough to walk but never really gave his movies a second thought (shame on me).
I cannot yet vouch for his other films but hearsay is that they are mediocre and carry pretty much the same plot line for the majority of them. However so, this film is amazing. The quality and clarity of this digital copy is crisp and clarified in comparison to the TV version I stumbled upon.
The movie is mostly modest and refreshing when it comes to romance and how different it is today and modernly in film. Elvis effortlessly makes you fall in love with him. And the music is pleasant and plentiful but not overwhelming. I love this movie!