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Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)

Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Himself - Background Vocalist (as The Imperials)
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Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 November 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elvis: That's the Way It Was  »

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally conceived by Elvis` manager, Colonel Tom Parker, as a live concert shown in cinemas via closed circuit broadcasts. See more »

Quotes

Elvis Presley: What are you laughin' at, man? This is my first guitar, I was little. I told you. Little bitty cat tryin' to get people to listen to me.
[cute voice:]
Elvis Presley: 'Ya'll, listen to me. I'm good. I'm good.' They said, 'Not with that voice, you ain't.' Anyway..."Dorie Adora, Dorie Adore, who dat was wid you on da floor." Oh, Lord, have mercy.
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Connections

Edited into Kingdom: Elvis in Vegas (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Next Step Is Love
Written by Paul Evans & Paul Parnes
Performed by Elvis Presley
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There is only one Elvis......
31 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Make no mistake this film is compelling.

It is a documentary.

Set in 1970 with Elvis preparing for his forthcoming Los Vegas shows. There can be no doubt that he is one of the most sexually appealing and charismatic performers in history.

Elvis is an Icon and what impresses me is that he had so much talent and that is revealed in this movie.Talented too are the band and backing singers and the others who aided his performances.

The sexual chemistry which connected him to his fans is unparalleled in show business history and this movie shows why.

8/10


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