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The great down side of Elvis movies, of course, is that they take up valuable mid-afternoon slots where the likes of Carry On Cabby or Alf’s Button Afloat could so easily fit. This is roundly regarded as one of the worst of them all, though we’ve never managed to sit through any of them, not even the half-decent ’50s ones, to be honest. Soundtrack includes the title tune (“unusual up tempo groover”), How Can You Lose What You Never Had (“bluesy number with Elvis holding the “lose” note at the end with characteristic vibrato and power”) and Confidence (“family entertainment number with a bunch of kids”). The Comeback Special beckoned.

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