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Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

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Himself - Musician
Glen D. Hardin ...
Himself - Musician (as Glen Hardin)
Charlie Hodge ...
Himself - Musician (as Charley Hodge)
Jerry Scheff ...
Himself - Musician
Ronnie Tutt ...
Himself - Musician
John Wilkinson ...
Himself - Musician
Millie Kirkham ...
Herself - Background Vocalist
Estell Brown ...
Herself - Background Vocalist (as The Sweet Inspirations)
Sylvia Shemmell ...
Herself - Background Vocalist (as The Sweet Inspirations)
Ann Williams ...
Herself - Background Vocalist (as The Sweet Inspirations)
Roger Wiles ...
Himself - Background Vocalist (as The Imperials)
Jim Murray ...
Himself - Background Vocalist (as The Imperials)
Joe Moscheo ...
Himself - Background Vocalist (as The Imperials)
Armando Morales ...
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Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

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Documentary | Music

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 November 1970 (USA)  »

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Trivia

2001 special edition premiered before 2,500 Elvis fans during Elvis Week 2000. See more »

Quotes

Elvis Presley: Where's the director? Oh, there he is. You want me to let you know when we're gonna do that, uh... What do you call it? "You Don't Have to Say Love Me". Just to let you know. We're not gonna do it now.
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Connections

Edited into Elvis: The Lost Performances (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbreak Hotel
Written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden & Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Re-vamped 2001 edition is good...
3 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They cleaned up the print and soundtrack, got ridda interviews with the Velvet Elvis fan-clubs(the types who claim their Cats listen to the King), the array of Sammy Davis Jr. types in attendence, and put in more lost footage of Elvis jamming/rehearsing in LA with the band. There is a version of 'Get Back' that has to be heard-it medleys into 'Little Sister' and works great.

As for the Hotel Casino concert that follows-it's great, of course. He trots out the expected hits-'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Can't Help Falling in Love', 'Suspicious Minds', etc. the last a highlight along with 'In the Ghetto' and 'Polk Salad Annie'.

He is great form, both vocally, in front of the audience and with the band. Enjoyable also is the interplay between Elvis and Hardin, Scheff and Burton, a primo guitarist if there ever was one. You can also see Cissy Houston(Whitney's mom) as one of the Sweet Inspirations backing him up.

Too often Elvis the musician, singer and regular guy-as reg as he could ever be-gets shoved aside by the nightmarish late period stereotype we all know and dread. This goes a good deal towards correcting that.

*** outta ****-good show.


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