Charro! is a 1969 Western movie starring, wait for it…Elvis Presley, surprised weren’t you?! Ok, so no songs featured in this one, you just get the title song, but it’s a good one. A great 60’s/early 70’s cowboy ballad…I may or may not be biased in this opinion…And it’s the only movie featuring a beautiful bearded E. I saw this one a few times as a midday movie in the eighties. Um I should have probably been at school during the airing of this movie, but being as I checked out the TV week in advance, I knew when I should be sick in order to catch Elvis with a beard. I also recall crying during the branding scene…no don’t hurt Elvis!
As an actor he worked with the scripts that he was given…you can’t make Ben Hur out of Dude, Where’s My Car?, if you get my meaning. I think Charro and Flaming Star were my favourite for acting performances, so check them out, and see what you think.