Thanks for the review. I described this film in a different thread as "silly and feeble" and it seems you don't disagree! As you point out, it needs to be approached with the right perspective by someone in the right mood. I'm always in the right mood for Elaine Stewart! I regret very much that she didn't become a big star.
For me, this was the perfect Saturday or Sunday afternoon kind of movie. While I didn't see this specifically when I was a kid, it reminds me of the kind of movie that I'd find on WPIX in New York when I was growing up.
This movie is completely silly but somehow for me still enjoyable. What a trip back in time! As mentioned in the review you get some nice desert and mountain scenes from California of that era. Picture quality, as also mentioned in the review, is very good.