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In. Speedway Hide Spoilers. Speedway finds Elvis Presley cast as a stock car driver and some of the big names of that sport in make an appearance in the film. He also gets to co-star with Nancy Sinatra, daughter of another singing icon of the generation. They make some nice music together although none of the songs from this score really became hits. Gale Gordon has never seen one like it and of course Presley and Bixby get called in for an audit.
To satisfy Uncle Sam, Gordon appoints Nancy as his new financial manager. But Elvis has other creditors thanks to Bixby. Bill's got that old addiction to slow horses and fast women. If I had been the King I'd have kicked Bixby's arse around the Daytona track three times for good measure.
Personally I think Elvis showed great restraint in not strangling him. Racing fans will certainly love this film and in that group, I'm sure the King has a loyal following. But for me, I have to say I've never seen done in any film a song tribute to the Internal Revenue Service. Of course once Elvis and Bixby are through with Gordon, they're singing a different tune. The was like something out How To Succeed In Business Speedway is a pleasant enough film and Elvis's still loyal legion of fans should like it.
Was this review helpful? Retroman40 29 July Typical Elvis movie of the period. A kind hearted stock day driving Elvis is quick on and off the track. Note the lap times compared to today The gadgetry in his trailer is classic. Gale Gordon is excellent as a senior IRS investigator. Bill Bixby is hilarious as Elvis' sidekick. Sadly, there really wasn't enough chemistry with Nancy Sinatra. The film is, of course, safe to view with the whole family with nothing more than some cartoon-like fight scenes. Not Elvis' best effort, but a good, lighthearted enjoyable film. JoeKarlosi 15 August It takes awhile to go anywhere, but not that you go into these flicks expecting high art or anything.
Presley is a kind-hearted race car driver who gets an unwelcome visit from tax investigator Nancy Sinatra, looking to nail him for unpaid dollars he's earned while racing around the track. Gale Gordon Lucy's Mr. Mooney himself is on hand as her no-nonsense boss. Attractive star le in a peppy, pretty, but peaked Presley vehicle. Poseidon-3 16 January The King completed this final entry in a series of strictly formulaic, virtually cookie-cutter musical movies before shifting gears a little!
Here he is cast as he was several times prior as a race car driver, this time stock cars. He's highly successful at it, so it comes as a surprise when he realizes he owes the government a large sum of back taxes!
It turns out his manager buddy Bixby hasn't exactly been handling his finances with the best of care. On hand to investigate Presley and to facilitate a budget for him to live on is frosty, but attractive, Sinatra. He finds little luck in getting her to release his own purse strings, but does make some degree of headway in the romance department, but not without some misunderstandings.
Presley looks great and sports a couple of iconic looking jackets with white racing stripes on them. He's in good voice, too, and manages decent chemistry with his female love interest. Sinatra performs a solo and is the only artist who ever had his or her solo included on an original Presley soundtrack albumbut otherwise just has a little bit to sing in one of his s. An actual duet between the two would have been terrific to Girl in line at speedway with friends and hear.
Sinatra's clothes range from far out to strangely dowdy and viewers will marvel at her interestingly highlighted hair. Bixby is quite over the top and has hair problems of his own. It's lightened to a rather icky shade. Gordon, best known for his TV work with Lucille Ball, plays Sinatra's boss and has little to work with, though he does appear in a production at the IRS office.
Other cast members include Schallert as a hard up, widowed friend of Presley's who has five very young daughters and an underused Hagen as a rival racer. Ponce, a supporting player on TV's "Hawaiian Eye," appears as comic relief in the pit crew. A few real-life stock car racers appear very briefly as themselves. There's also an eye-catching diner, run by Ballantine, in which guests are served in converted cars. The typical assembly of butt-swinging, vividly attired dancers is also present.
Girl in line at speedway with friends the typical undemanding, fluffy, contrived type of film that simultaneously made Elvis and sent his film career into the toilet. Everything is clean, colorful and pretty which, looking back at it from today, is refreshing. It's just a shame that it's also awfully predictable, plodding and pedestrian as well. There is a big race coming up. No points for guessing the rest. There is a decent song and dance set in the waiting room at the IRS building really!!
Man, I hate those things. Watch that one instead. Not awful, really, but about as formulaic, derivative and forgettable as Elvis' movie output ever got. Nancy looks fantastic with her blonde hair and those incredible eyes that melt you. Elvis is Elvis, what can you say. Gale Gordon adds to the cast as does Bill Bixby. Fast cars, groovy times and lots of songs. The children in this movie are adorable.
True entertainment for Elvis and Nancy fans alike. Grab the pop corn and snuggle up! Strengths: Elvis Presley and Bill Bixby turn in stellar performances. Weaknesses: Script and Nancy Sinatra My thoughts: Elvis is magical on the screen as always and I thought Bixby turned in a great performance too. I was only put off by the lousy acting of Nancy Sinatra who seemed annoyed with even being in the film if you ask me. The script was not the best and thus the movie was a little quirky without a clear plot. It does seem as though the whole movie was centered around throwing a few big names in the pot with an average script and expecting phenomenal.
No matter as the movie is easily carried by Elvis. You just have to love Elvis to enjoy the movie and fans everywhere will. I recently watched this movie again from my library and was thoroughly entertained. SanteeFats 26 November An entertaining, funny movie. Elvis uses his childhood friend, played very well by Bill Bixby, as his manager.Girl in line at speedway with friends
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