Elvis Presley returns in a romantic romp with colourful locations, a serviceable (though silly) plot and some super ladies, including Stella Stevens who also gets to sing.
Poor fisherman Ross Carpenter (Presley) is chased by several girls while moonlighting as a singer at ‘The Pirate’s Den’ nightclub in order to amass enough cash to buy the fishing boat he captains.
This is one of the King’s most energetic films – much better than the title would suggest and also featuring a genuine hit, Return to Sender. The sentimentality is a bit glutinous, but there’s an underlying toughness to Presley’s character that is shown to good effect in some particularly well-acted scenes that also involve young Laurel Goodwin.
Jeremy Slate plays Wesley, a troublesome heavy with whom Elvis clashes violently and often over girls, a boat and various other items.
The costumes for the film were designed by the legendary Edith Head. Songs include I Don’t Want To, Because of Love, and Song of the Shrimp.