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Loving You (1957)

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

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Deke Rivers
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Glenda Markle
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Walter 'Tex' Warner
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Carl Meade
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Jim Tallman
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Skeeter
Kenneth Becker ...
Wayne (as Ken Becker)
Jana Lund ...
Daisy Bricker
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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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It was director Hal Kanter's idea to use Elvis Presley's parents as extras. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Tompkins: [singing] If-a you don't call me, baby, then I'm never coming home.
Rowdy girl at concert: What's your number, honey, I'll call ya.
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Mean Woman Blues
Written by Claude Demetri
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Loving You (1957) ***
21 January 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This was Elvis Presley's second film, and the first to be filmed in gorgeous Technicolor. Elvis plays a delivery boy called Deke Rivers, and when a very persistent press agent (Lizabeth Scott) hears him singing, she convinces him to join her ex-husband's small traveling musical entourage, gradually promoting him into a huge sensation. First playing small town gigs and then advancing onward into bigger city shows, Rivers eventually becomes the lead act of the modest group and a popular star in his own right. This movie feels close in spirit to the true story of Presley's own career beginnings, and he gives a pretty decent performance which includes a terrific down and dirty fight scene. The songs are all well chosen and incorporated into the story this time out, beginning with the title ballad and then the hit song "Teddy Bear". The soundtrack benefits too from some heavier rockers like "Mean Woman Blues", "Got a Lot O' Livin To Do", "Hot Dog", and "Party". Truthfully, I can't usually take much of Lizabeth Scott in general, but she's well cast here as the older and very tactical manager, and there's an interestingly offbeat side relationship between Scott and her ex (Wendell Corey). Not a great film, and I do think it could have worked even better if about 15 minutes were clipped, but this is still good, solid, early vintage Elvis before the same tired movie formula became a little too routine. *** out of ****


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