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Elvis on Tour -- This film explores the phenomenon that is Elvis Presley, featuring a whirlwind concert tour and the performer's personal reflections on his rise to superstardom.
Elvis on Tour -- Clip: Elvis kisses

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Release Date:
1 November 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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in multiple-screen See more »
Plot:
Concert footage and offstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. See more »
User Reviews:
It's an either/Or situation See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Elvis Presley ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Baize ... Himself - The Stamps
Estell Brown ... Herself (as Estelle Brown)

James Burton ... Himself
Ed Enoch ... Himself - The Stamps
Joe Esposito ... Himself
Lamar Fike ... Himself
Joe Guercio ... Himself
Glen D. Hardin ... Himself
Charlie Hodge ... Himself
Jackie Kahane ... Himself
Jerry Osborne ... Himself
Randall Peede ... Himself
Vernon Presley ... Himself
Christopher Riordan ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Scheff ... Himself
Jerry Schilling ... Himself
Sylvia Shemmell ... Herself (as Sylvia Shemwell)
Myrna Smith ... Herself
Donnie Sumner ... Himself - The Stamps
J.D. Sumner ... Himself - The Stamps
Ronnie Tutt ... Himself
Del 'Sonny' West ... Himself

Red West ... Himself
Kathy Westmoreland ... Herself
Ed Wideman ... Himself - The Stamps
John Wilkinson ... Himself

Pamela Austin ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bill Black ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michele Carey ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Annette Day ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
D.J. Fontana ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Jordanaires ... Themselves (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marlyn Mason ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Scotty Moore ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ed Sullivan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Celeste Yarnall ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Abel 
Pierre Adidge 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Abel 
Pierre Adidge 

Produced by
Robert Abel .... producer
Pierre Adidge .... producer
Sidney Levin .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Robert C. Thomas (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ken Zemke 
 
Production Management
Ephraim 'Red' Schaffer .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ephraim 'Red' Schaffer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Lyle J. Burbridge .... sound recording mixer (as Lyle Burbridge)
Wally Heider .... sound
Carey Lindley .... documentary sound
William L. McCaughey .... sound recording mixer (as William McCaughey)
James E. Webb .... sound supervisor (as James E. Webb Jr)
James E. Webb .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael A. Brown .... camera operator (as Mike Brown)
Erik Daarstad .... camera operator
Stevan Larner .... camera operator (as Steve Larner)
Michael Livesey .... camera operator
David Myers .... camera operator
Richard Pearce .... camera operator (as Dick Pearce)
Fritz Roland .... camera operator
Bert Spielvogel .... camera operator
David Stewart .... camera operator
Jim Wilson .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Con Pederson .... animation designer
 
Editorial Department
Philippe Adidge .... post-production assistant
James Coblentz .... post-production assistant (as Jim Coblentz)
Yossi Z. Eichenbaum .... assistant editor
Yossi Z. Eichenbaum .... post-production assistant (as Yossi Eichenbaum)
Glenn Farr .... post-production coordinator
Bud Friedgen .... additional editor
Michael Hubbert .... post-production assistant
Jere Huggins .... post-production assistant
Hyman Kaufman .... additional editor
Bert Lovitt .... additional editor (as B. Lovitt)
Bert Lovitt .... post-production coordinator (as B. Lovitt)
Randy Jon Morgan .... post-production assistant (as Randy Morgan)
Peter Rosten .... post-production assistant
Jerry Schilling .... assistant editor
Jerry Schilling .... post-production assistant
Leonard South .... additional editor
Tom Walls .... post-production assistant
Jim Wilson .... post-production assistant
Yeu-Bun Yee .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Joe Guercio .... conductor
Al Pachuki .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Barry Adelman .... writer: Jackie Kahane
Dick Alexander .... assistant to producers
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist
James Caughley .... assistant: Elvis Presley
Tom Diskin .... stage supervisor
Dave Draper .... assistant to producers
Joe Esposito .... assistant: Elvis Presley
Lamar Fike .... assistant: Elvis Presley
Marvin Gamble .... assistant: Elvis Presley
Jack Goelman .... researcher
Tom Hulett .... stage supervisor (as Tom Heulett)
Carole Kismaric .... researcher
Harry Marks .... title designer
Sylvia Mulconery .... assistant to producers
Tom Parker .... technical advisor (as Colonel Tom Parker)
George Parkhill .... tour coordinator
Vernon Presley .... assistant: Elvis Presley
Jerry Schilling .... assistant: Elvis Presley
Martin Scorsese .... montage supervisor
Andrew Solt .... researcher (as Andrew W. Solt)
Del 'Sonny' West .... assistant: Elvis Presley (as Sonny West)
Red West .... assistant: Elvis Presley
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Elvis on Tour in Multiple-Screen" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-8 | Netherlands:AL (original rating) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (cinema release) | UK:PG (video release) | USA:G
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The only Elvis movie to have won an award. It won the Golden Globe for Best Documentary in 1972.See more »
Quotes:
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."See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
Until It's Time For You To GoSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
It's an either/Or situation, 9 January 2005
Author: Clark Richards from United States

I should stay on the fence for this one.

I mean, it's always an either/or situation when it comes to Elvis Presley: either you subscribe to a fanatical worship of him, going so far as to calling him the King, or you attack him with a generous portion of cynicism, remarking more about his capes, kung fu and his weight than about his music. Well, for me, it's always about the music. His music is what lives on. And the music is what works best in this film. Being able to watch him rehearse with band mates while backstage was an amazing 'fly on the wall' experience. Elvis had a love for music that was inspiring, and as you can see on the film, even his band members shared in the love for music and were very much in awe of him and his musical abilities. I guess that's what I take away from the film most, his love for music, whether it's country, blues, gospel or rock and roll, Elvis loved music. It was also a great thrill to see his band working out through their first live rendition of 'Burning Love' or to hear his dramatic rendition of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. These moments are definitive proof of Elvis' ability to captivate an audience, just stunning.

However, I could have done without the cheesy '2001' intro, but you must remember, it was the 70's and who knows, you may get a perverse chuckle from hearing it. The 'Love Me Tender' film montage left me feeling sad in a number of ways. 1) In the clips we see Elvis as a young man, fit and charismatic, brimming over with so much promise. Then to cut back to see the current Elvis on stage in his capes. Just depressing.

2) The film images for the montage were taken from all of those films he made when he should have been concentrating on his music. Ironicly, the films kept him from making great music for a long period of time. Given the choice, I would rather he made music instead of 'Girls Girls Girls' or 'Viva Las Vegas' or any movie. It almost gives credence to something that is said in the film, in a totally non related way, when a loud speaker declares, "The Elvis Presley Show is a complete sell out".

All in all.....fans will loooooove the movie. People who can take or leave Elvis will deal with the movie and appreciate his talents, or at least they should. Those who are not fans will laugh at his costumes, his posse and his sides....hairy and otherwise. And you know, that's just not a good enough reason.

Me? I guess I lean more towards the 'either'.7/10.

Clark Richards

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