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Release Date:
1 November 1972 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Glory, Glory, Hallelujah See more (19 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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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-8 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (cinema release) | UK:PG (video release) | USA:G
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Martin Scorsese was the montage supervisor for this documentary.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:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah, 30 July 2010
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Thanks to the one night showing through Fathom Events, I got to see this on the big screen again for the first time since it's initial release in 1972. For the 75th Anniversary, an introduction was added that included some clips and interviews. I found it most interesting to get a behind the scenes look at how the film was put together, and the roles of Robert Abel, Pierre Adidge and Martin Scorcese.

The film itself won a Golden Globe for best documentary and it's easy to see why. It provides a look at Elvis on the road ... and a peek at what he was like as a man. In the new intro, Priscilla says "Elvis didn't just sing a song". She is so right. Sure, he had an amazing voice. And yes, he was an incredibly charismatic stage performer. Obviously, he was a handsome man and sex symbol of the times. But what the film reminds us is that he was a musician ... a man who felt and loved the music.

For anyone who doesn't "get" Elvis or thinks he was just some old guy in a sequined jumpsuit, this is the film to watch. Upon its original release, Rolling Stone magazine's headline read "Finally, the first Elvis movie". The montage of his early years and crowd shots of his later years, show just what an impact he had on his fans. There was, and still is, a connection to those who were captivated by the man and his songs. He truly was a musical and social phenomenon.

Seeing him carry the burden of being ELVIS is very interesting. While the songs and performances are fun to watch, the real value here is in the backstage portions. That's where we see that he lived for the music. How else can you explain the voluminous recording library he left behind in less than 20 years. Despite the military service, pressures of fandom, and his personal issues, he continued recording songs that we can enjoy today. Compare this to the Rolling Stones, whose careers have lasted more than twice as long as Elvis! While he was not at his physical peak on this tour, he was 37 years old and in decent condition. What is obvious is that the VOICE is still there when he wants it. The two best moments are when he records "Separate Ways" and then when he performs "Trilogy". That is the proof that the special gift never left him.

It's difficult to watch this and realize that Elvis was dead 5 short years later. It really affects how you view his father, Vernon, who we see backstage and watching his son perform. It is also painful to see guys like Joe Esposito and Sonny and Red West kissing up to Elvis, now that we know they would go on to publish trash stories about him their golden goose was dead.

The film truly captures a part of history and a glimpse at a fascinating man, who really was the first mega-superstar who became bigger than life.

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