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Loving You (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 9 July 1957 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Glenda Markle
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Walter 'Tex' Warner
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Wayne (as Ken Becker)
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Susan Jessup
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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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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 »

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Wayne: [Wayne is trying to persuade Deke to sing at the Buckhorn tavern after being politely refused] Now I told my girl I could get you to sing! A man can't go back on his word, can he, fella?
Skeeter: [stands up] Look, maybe you didn't hear me... "fella", but Mr. Rivers doesn't sing in juke joints. So how about going back over there and drink your malted, huh?
Frank: [Wayne shoves Skeeter to the floor, girls gasp] Hey, are these music people causing some trouble here?
Jimmy Tompkins: [rushing up] There's no trouble, sir. You mind if I...
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(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
Written by Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe
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Elvis' Second Film and My Personal Favorite
8 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

LOVING YOU was Elvis Presley's second film that displayed him at the zenith of his hip-swiveling,nostril-flaring appeal in addition to introducing some of his best songs( including "Teddy Bear"). Elvis plays Deke Rivers, a young delivery boy who is discovered by a publicist (Lizabeth Scott)who decides to make Deke a star. The paper-thin plot is basically a showcase for Elvis to show what all the fuss was about...Elvis really hadn't learned anything about acting at this point, but no one really cared. Scott adds a touch of class to the proceedings as Glenda the publicist and Wendell Corey has one of his better roles as Glenda's beau, who resents the attention Glenda is showering on Deke. Pretty Dolores Hart also has one of her earliest roles as a back up singer in Deke's band who he falls for, much to Glenda's outrage. A must for Elvis fans and fans of classic cinema who can revel in the presence of Lizabeth Scott and Wendell Corey, who make the most of the sparse material they are provided.


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