"Charro!" is a better movie than they give it credit for. OK, so it might be similar to a Clint Eastwood "spaghetti" western, but so what? Of all the things to be similar to, that is not among the worst things to be. At least they tried to have a good composer for the score, and put Elvis in a different setting than at the beach, or on the race track, or being a guy who works at a gas station or is a truck driver or flips burgers(or whatever) and gets discovered and becomes a singing success, like he usually did. And not is it just simply in a different setting, it wasn't a Western musical either, which they could have easily done. It was a seriously done movie and was well-acted. I think that's why Elvis wasn't in more serious, non-musicals all through his movie career, because of what critics would say about Elvis' image being "changed, to no particular effect" and then less Elvis fans would come to see the movie. That's why they didn't make more movies like "Flaming Star" and "Wild In The Country", which are now considered among Elvis' best, because they didn't make as much money as "GI Blues" before them(a musical). And the Colonel was all about making money, not necessarily quality movies or songs that Elvis believed in or enjoyed singing. So please think twice before you criticize "Charro!". At least they gave it an honest effort.