The livelihood of crop dusters Mike (Elvis Presley) and Danny (Gary Lockwood) is stolen away from them when a sheriff impounds their plane because of Danny’s gambling debts.
The pair head to the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, where Danny tries to earn the money back playing poker and Mike ends up looking after a little Chinese girl, Sue-Lin (Vicky Tiu, pictured below) who loses her uncle at the fair, romancing nurse Diane Warren (Joan O’Brien) and getting kicked in the shins by little Kurt Russell, who would grow up to portray Elvis himself on screen in the biopic Elvis – the Movie.
Along the way, Elvis manages to work in ten songs. His big song from this film, One Broken Heart for Sale, was one of the few Presley singles not to reach the top ten.
H M Wynant