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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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Release Date:

1 November 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elvis on Tour in Multiple-Screen  »

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$600,000 (estimated)

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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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Featured in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »


That's All Right
Written by Arthur Crudup
Performed by Elvis Presley
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This is Elvis '72...Nobody Did It Better!
25 March 2001 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

The final era of the 20th Century's most respected Rock icon-Elvis Aaron Presley is captured here by MGM doing what he did best of all: Performing to various live audiences around the U.S.

It's almost a couple of years on from the first MGM filmed documentary about the Man and his live act, 'That's The Way It Is', and 'On Tour' is filmed in a different retrospective. In this one there aren't as many as those annoying fan interviews and interruptions and mainly concentrates on the different performances that Elvis manufactures to create his touring Stage-Show at this time.

Some of the old favourites are in there such as 'Johnny B.Goode'(Great opener to the film!), 'Polk Salad Annie'(Performed somewhat faster-wow!), 'Love Me Tender'(Nice touch showing some of the scripted movie kiss scenes!), 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy'(A total free-for-all with Elvis and the Band-magnetic!), 'I Got A Woman'(Amen to this!) and the finale sound of 'Can't Help Falling In Love'(Cape-wielding showstopper!).

New tunes 'The King' was bringing into his act at this particular time included 'Until It's Time For You To Go', 'Burning Love', 'An American Trilogy', 'You Gave Me A Mountain' and 'Never Been To Spain', and it's all a delight to hear and see him perform these in his own special, voice-to-the-limit, inimitable way.

After 32 previous attempts at trying to get himself recognised on film for the most part as a serious actor it's justifying that Elvis didn't need to act to do this, as the Golden Globe came winging it's way to 'On Tour' for Best Movie Documentary. Elvis appears slightly more weighty than in 'That's The Way It Is', with his hair somewhat longer and sideburned. The undeniable animal magnetism and aurora and God-gifted musical talent of this human being, which the film also sets out to portray, are here in evidence as a filmed testimony to any young, up and coming Singers even to this day who are trying to cut a niche for themselves in the unpredictable world of Pop Music-At the end of the day it's sheer hard work, just like in any job you may hold down, that helps to get you established and recognised for a lengthy period of time in the industry.

Elvis in 'On Tour' is dogged with personal problems and obviously reliance on prescription drugs are quite evident in some scenes, which ironically add to the sad and touching biography that is being told before you on the screen. Unlike 'That's The Way It Is', Elvis doesn't seem to enjoy himself as much surrounded by his so-called buddies, and it seems as though Vernon (his father)is more present than ever which certainly gave Elvis that family connection that he no doubt craved at this point, especially being on the road for weeks at a time. Infact, the only time Elvis seemed happy apart from on stage was when he was with his band in private singing many a gospel number.

Nevertheless, fan or non-fan, you'll love this and it's a unique testimony to a Performer who was being filmed for his official final movie in his career. The greatest triumph was still yet to come after this movie, in the form of his record-breaking Satellite TV Special the following year-'Aloha From Hawaii'. In this Special Elvis would never look and sound this consistently good again, but that was another time and another place...

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