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''Viva Las Vegas'' is one of the best movies to watch when you're sick at home

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”Viva Las Vegas” is one of the best movies to watch when you’re sick at home

GENRE Elvis Presley

INGREDIENTS The King, Ann-Margret, some fast cars, and the neon lights of Elvis’ spiritual hometown. As in most Elvis movies, there’s a negligible plot and some so-so songs that are redeemed by the rocker’s shiver-inducing voice.

YOU CAN SLEEP THROUGH A gag as old as the Alamo in which Elvis clears a room full of Texans by singing ”The Yellow Rose of Texas” and marches them out, Pied Piper-style

STAY AWAKE FOR Elvis and Ann-Margret sizzle competing against each other in a talent contest

HEALING POWERS Elvis pictures are picturesque travelogues whose star remains impossibly youthful and vigorous.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Are Blue Hawaii, Paradise Hawaiian Style, and Clambake all the same movie? So what! It’s good clean fun, kids.

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