An American original saddles up for an all-American movie.
Most Elvis Presley movies fit neatly inside a whirlwind formula of girls, songs and who-do-you-love complications. Like its loner title character, the gritty Western Charro! is different.
The Elvis on screen here isn't the clean-cut all-American kid ready to hit the beach or the dance floor. Instead, a barbed stubble covers his face. His hat hangs low over his eyes. And a bandanna hides the ugly scar that marks him as a killer. Written and directed by Charles Marquis Warren (creator of TV's Gunsmoke, Rawhide and The Virginian), this stark sagebrush saga follows an ex-outlaw trying to go straight - but he's got a score to settle when his own gang frames him for a heist.