Elvis Presley was involved in a real-life drama on the set of his new film “Charro.”

He accidentally fired from a range of one yard a gun in the face of director Charles Warren. Luckily the director received only minor powder burns from a quarter load blank charge.

Elvis didn’t know the gun was loaded and was practising quick draw techniques at the time.

Elvis doesn’t sing in his new film, but may do a title song over the credits. Everybody in the film company (ladies excluded, of course) have grown a beard to compete with Elvis. Including Col. Tom Parker!

Music Echo, 1968