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Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (TV Special 1973)
Documentary | Music
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A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley taped at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite.

Director: Marty Pasetta
Stars: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Jerry Scheff
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

Director: Denis Sanders
Stars: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin
Elvis on Tour (1972)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Concert footage and offstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

Directors: Robert Abel, Pierre Adidge
Stars: Elvis Presley, Bill Baize, Estell Brown
Roustabout (1964)
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After a singer loses his job at a coffee shop, he finds employment at a struggling carnival, but his attempted romance with a teenager leads to friction with her father.

Director: John Rich
Stars: Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman
G.I. Blues (1960)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mike and Danny fly a crop duster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff seizes it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood
Charro! (1969)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jess Wade is falsely accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Elvis Presley, Ina Balin, Victor French
Speedway (1968)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Poor bookkeeping saddles stock car driver Steve Grayson with a huge bill for back taxes which hampers his ability to continue racing competitively.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An incognito nun tries to help a doctor clean up an inner city ghetto, with the pair growing closer as time goes on.

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair
King Creole (1958)
Crime | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A rebellious young man takes a job as a nightclub singer to make ends meet, attracting the attention of a local crime boss.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau
Girl Happy (1965)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer and his band to keep an eye on his daughter during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone
Kid Galahad (1962)
Drama | Musical | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright
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The pro wrestler Larry Sweeney (Alex Whybrow) called his neckbreaker-into-a-DDT finishing move the '68 Comeback Special. See more »

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Elvis Presley: [joking while reading a script] It says here "Elvis, we're to film you from the waist up. You are not to touch hands with body... uh, I mean body with hands."
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Featured in 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) See more »

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Baby, What You Want Me to Do
Written by Jimmy Reed
Sung and Performed by Elvis Presley
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A legendary performer finds himself.
12 August 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

After much convincing, Elvis Presley does something about his career teetering on the brink of stagnation. During the last week of June 1968, the man who almost single handedly led a musical revolution in the mid '50s made use of "Western Recorders" and the "NBC Studios", Burbank, California to put on tape a TV special. The Elvis NBC Special came to be known as "The '68 Comeback Special". It was originally aired on the night of Dec 3, 1968 and slaughtered the competition: 'The Red Skelton Show', 'It Takes a Thief' and 'The Doris Day Show'. Made up of production numbers and mini-concerts in front of live audiences, this TV special afforded a lost man to find his way home. Elvis Presley was back and once again his career would regain meteoric flight.

Producer/director Steve Binder would be swamped with accolades. NBC took the chance and came out looking like a champ. Elvis' fan base would swell. The lp "Elvis(TV Special)" would rapidly peak at #8 on the Billboard Top Albums chart. This 76 minute video is highlighted with a Gospel Medley, the Guitar Man Medley, and songs like 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy','Jailhouse Rock', 'Tiger Man', 'One Night', 'Memories' and the great finale number, 'If I Can Dream'.

Even non Elvis fans will appreciate watching this. In a way it is like watching musical history...hell it is musical history.


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