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4.1 out of 5 stars
Easy Come, Easy Go [DVD] [1967]
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I wanted all of Elvis' films on DVD and this was my last purchase, with good reason. It looks as if a 12-year-old amateur film buff has put it together. There IS a storyline in there somewhere. I think it's about buried treasure but I lost the plot (and the will to live) halfway through.

But it does have Elvis in it and apart from looking distinctly fed up at times (and who could blame him), he is looking good but then it was difficult in those days for him to look anything else.

Like the above reviewer, it gets three stars simply because it's got Elvis in it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By 1967 Elvis Presley had long since had enough of the formula of his movies, where he would triumph over the bad guys, kiss the girls and sing songs to all and sundry. Even when a good Presley movie surfaced, and there are a few bona fide good ones, casual film fans are required to be in a light and unforgiving mood to enjoy the malarkey on offer. Easy Come, Easy Go is pretty average stuff, both in quality of narrative and performances and that of the tunes within. Dialogue is unleashed in scattergun fashion without due care and attention for dramatic worth, there's no strong female lead for Presley to bounce back and forth from, and the humour is tired and weary.

Yet for all of the evident problems, it's a safe enough recommendation to those after a time filler who are armed with the knowledge this isn't going to tickle the cranium! It's all very colourful with nice exterior work at Long Beach Naval Station, Presley looks just terrific in uniform and the cast is spruced up by the presence of Elsa Lanchester and Jack McHugh; the former of which sings a bit and gets the giggles as a hippie type yoga teacher who ties "The Pelvis" in knots. Two good songs feature, I'll Take Love and Leave My Woman Alone, while the race for buried treasure plot remains airy enough to let the adventure yarn breathe.

Foot tapping assured and unintentional giggles, too, set the dial for family friendly fodder and wallow in the froth. 6/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2011
I actually fell asleep watching this film. OK, as other reviewers have said It DOES have Elvis in it, but even so I dont think I could ever sit through this film again. I would prefer to watch his better films (yes, he does have better films). I feel really sorry that for Elvis having to make dreary films like this one, and he doesn't really hide his boredom. Seriously, what WAS The 'Colonel' thinking making him do these films. Middle sixties being the worst ones. Watching this movie you would never have thought he would make a 'comeback' but even the last three movies he ever made were far superior to this. Havn't really said much about the movie, nothing much to say really, but I would definitely give it a miss. I recommend Follow That Dream, that was a really good Elvis movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 May 2010
Nice wide screen copy & a crisp sound track.

Being an Elvis fan, I tend to just enjoy the songs, although even those are not great in this one.

Simple story of Elvis & side kick goes looking for treasure, some slap stick humour to help things along.

Easy viewing, for an afternoon with nothing much to do.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 11 September 2003
Yes, Elvis is on DVD but it really doesn't make this film any better. The picture quality is superb but really does not make up for the terrible plot and bad acting.
Elvis the navy diver, says it all really. He meets up with some groovy types and tries to dive for sunken treasure, all the while get caught up in some "high jinks". The setting is terrible, it looks like it was shot on a miserable winter's day in the North Sea and really doesn't improve.
The songs are truly terrible "yoga is as yoga does" - what on earth was he thinking - this really will give you a pain in your posterious!!!
However, Elvis is not the worst actor in this film, there are lots of them. Everyone wishes they were somewhere else - including the viewer.
This is really for diehard Elvis fans only. However, one bright spot is that it is not as depressing or bad as Harum Scarum or Stay Away, Joe.
Gave it 3 stars cos Elvis is in it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2012
It would be impossible to convince a film buff with this movie that Elvis Presley was a good actor and the highest paid in Hollywood for a time during the '60s. Even more difficult is explaining to someone after watching this that Elvis is Rock music's most influential superstar.

And we have the joint collaboration of Hollywood and Elvis' foolish manager to thank for that.

This must be, without any hesitation or doubt, the worst movie featuring Elvis Presley ever. And this is very hard for a devout fan to admit. Most fans claim that Harum Scarum is the worst but in my honest opinion and with a lot of pushing and shoving this takes the prize, with Harum Scarum a very close second.

As the script goes, Ted Jackson (Elvis) and Skip are deep sea divers competing for lost treasure from a sunken ship. After an underwater fight with Skip, Ted Jackson salvages the treasure. There is a twist to the plot at the end but in the meantime you see Elvis walking in and out of places going nowhere, while talking and singing to whoever he comes across.

Obviously this is no Titanic as the film took two weeks to make and grossed just under $2 million (around $15m today.) By 1967 , Elvis had already proven that with a decent script he was a brilliant and believable actor. But no one, no matter how good, can ever make this drabbiest storyline decent. No one. Not even Marlon Brando at the time could have done anything with this horrendous script. Elvis, as he had proven in his earlier films, could have handled challenging scripts had he been given the opportunity. Instead, he was tragically committed by his crooked manager and Hollywood to churn out such mediocre fodder. In turn, these movies challenged his reputation.

If you like Elvis, get this film to complete your collection. If you're not a fan of Elvis (they do exist), please don't bother. And how did you end up here :-)? The ones he made between 1956 and 1962 are his best and showcase Elvis as a brilliant actor.

Finally, 2 stars because the songs aren't as bad as the film.
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on 8 December 2014
Looking forward to this one as it has been years since I have seen it
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on 27 March 2015
Super fast posting, First class goods, Many thanks
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on 22 August 2015
Pleasant and enjoyable, easy viewing.
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on 27 May 2015
Great film, I like it
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