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Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981)

One of many biographical films involving Elvis Presley. Shortly after Elvis' separation from Priscilla in February 1972, Elvis met a former Memphis beauty queen, Linda Thompson, and her ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Dusenberry ...
David Briggs (as Richard Lenz)
Aunt Betty
Mrs. Thompson
Sam Thompson
Richard Winterstein ...
Bobby Farr
Gary Lee Davis ...
Bobbi Jordan ...
Pregnant Woman


One of many biographical films involving Elvis Presley. Shortly after Elvis' separation from Priscilla in February 1972, Elvis met a former Memphis beauty queen, Linda Thompson, and her friend Jeannie Lemay at a movie theater in Memphis in July 1972. This made for TV movie stars Stephanie Zimbalist as Linda Thimpson and Don a Johnson as Elvis Presley and focuses on their turbulent 4 year relationship, which focuses primarily on Elvis' drug abuse & his affairs with other women. This movie does not portray Elvis in the best light, so fans who are easily offended in regards to negative stories involving Elvis may want to pass on this one.

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1 March 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elvis ja kaunotar  »

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1.33 : 1
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Ronnie McDowell provided the vocals to all of Elvis' songs, including A Very Precious Love, which Don Johnson and Stephanie Zimbalist sang as a duet. See more »

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The King of Rock 'n' Roll pursues and captures an innocent heart.
12 August 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

In 1972, after his wife left to go her own way, Elvis Presley began dating Linda Thompson. Miss Thompson, a good-humored, long haired, lovely, statuesque beauty queen, is charted to fill a void in Elvis' life. When Elvis' divorce became final, Linda was already in place as the legendary performer's live-in girlfriend and travel companion until 1976.

This is a gaudy look at their love affair and companionship. Linda whole-heartedly tending to her lover's needs and desires. And even putting up with his swallowing medications by the handful and introducing her to her own love affair with valium. At times this movie is harsh and dark of heart; a very unattractive look at the 'King' and his queen.

Don Johnson is absolutely awful as Elvis. Over acting to the hilt is not attractive. Stephanie Zimbalist lacks the classiness of Linda, but does the job pretty well. Supporting cast includes: John Crawford, Ruta Lee, and Rick Lenz. Watching this twice is more than enough for me, but don't let this review stop you from checking it out. For most Elvis fans that I have conferred with, this is not a favored presentation.

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