Elvis on Tour (1972)

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Concert footage and offstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Baize ...
Himself - The Stamps
Estell Brown ...
Herself (as Estelle Brown)
Ed Enoch ...
Himself - The Stamps
Joe Esposito ...
Lamar Fike ...
Joe Guercio ...
Glen D. Hardin ...
Charlie Hodge ...
Jackie Kahane ...
Jerry Osborne ...
Randall Peede ...
Vernon Presley ...
Christopher Riordan ...
Himself (archive footage)


Concert footage and offstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

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MGM presents a very different motion picture that captures all the excitement of ELVIS LIVE! See more »


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1 November 1972 (USA)  »

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Elvis on Tour in Multiple-Screen  »

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$600,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Elvis On Tour was first known as Standing Room Only. The title was then changed during filming to Elvis On Tour in the USA. See more »


Elvis Presley: [introducing band members to audience] "... and the guy that gives me my water and my scarves and so forth, his name is Charlie Hodge."
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Separate Ways
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A further retrospective
1 March 2004 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

This is Elvis at his total peak as a stage performer and ultimate 20th Century musical icon. The King has often been criticised at this point in his private life and career for one aspect or another - the separation from Priscilla, the reliance on prescribed medication, the extra pounds added to his waistline, the abundance of cover versions in his stage act, etc., etc. But what people fail to realise - here was a man who naturally was suffering with a certain amount of stress at this particular phase of his showbiz and personal life, especially having contracted glaucoma and having to cope with a gruelling touring schedule. Elvis might have been carrying a few extra pounds since MGM filmed him on and off stage in his previous documentary, but he still looked in peak physical condition and could certainly move and shake better than any would-be contender to his throne - check out 'Polk Salad Annie', the opening credit montage of 'Johnny B. Goode' and the energetic displays of on-stage Karate routines. Elvis had just recorded some future classic hits at this point when the movie was being filmed namely 'Always On My Mind' and 'Burning Love'. The other songs that had been certified global hits just before filming commenced for "On Tour" were 'An American Trilogy' and 'Until It's Time For You To Go'. The inspirational album 'He Touched Me' had just given Elvis his second grammy award in five years, and three of the gospel numbers on the album were to be featured rehearsal performances in "Elvis On Tour". A couple of months later The King embarked on another concert performance milestone with a full weekend of sell-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden - John Lennon, George Harrison, David Bowie and Paul Simon were in attendance. The album recording of the Saturday night concert at The Garden achieved gold status. Before the pinnacle of the record-breaking 'Aloha From Hawaii' Satellite Concert in January 1973, "Elvis On Tour" had been nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Documentary - it ended up as the winner. So, as anyone can see here, there were so many high points that are frequently overlooked in the year Elvis1972. And, as for performing such covers as 'Proud Mary', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', and 'I Can't Stop Loving You' - he did them His way!

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