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Loving You (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 9 July 1957 (USA)
A musician and a publicist help a delivery man achieve stardom.

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Walter 'Tex' Warner
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Deke Rivers is a delivery man who is discovered by publicist Glenda Markle and country-western musician Tex Warner who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, giving him every break he deserves. Romantic complications arise as Susan, another singer in the group, offers him devoted admiration as Glenda leads him on with promises of a golden future. Written by Anonymous

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You'll Love Loving You

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Drama | Musical

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Running Wild  »

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(Westrex Sound Recording)

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Trivia

A line of dialogue inspired the name of The Monkees, when Deke (Elvis Presley)says to his controlling managers in a moment of rebellion, "That's what you're selling, isn't it? A monkey in a zoo." See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Tompkins: It's not my future you care about, it's your's. It's what I can do for you. You don't care about me, or about Tex, or about anybody but yourself.
Glenda Markle: You've got fifteen minutes to get on that stage and find out if you've even got a future.
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Referenced in The Fisher King (1991) See more »

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Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do
Written by Aaron Schröder (as Aaron Schroeder) & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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A singing idol a whole lot like Elvis
4 March 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

For his second film Elvis Presley plays a young man who is discovered and becomes a singing idol much like Elvis Presley. His discoverers are publicist Lizabeth Scott and has been country performer Wendell Corey. Elvis's success and his issues as a troubled youth cause a lot of issues between Scott and Corey.

Loving You boasts a couple of big mega hits for Presley, the title song and Teddy Bear. It also introduces Dolores Hart who is a country girl like Presley is a country boy and it takes the whole film to find out they're really suited for each other.

As for Presley's issues he has a fine scene with Scott as he tells her of his orphan background and how he came to take the name of Deke Rivers. The scene was delivered with a whole of feeling and indicated an acting talent in Presley that later on was never taken advantage of.

For Presley fans, Loving You is an absolute must.


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