MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 76 this week

Elvis '56 (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Biography | Music  -  1987 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 163 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

The story of how Elvis Presley went from being just a somewhat naive rock singer to world-famous--and world-weary--superstar in just the space of one year, 1956.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 24 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1496 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
a list of 717 titles
created 26 Jul 2012
 
a list of 105 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 120 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Elvis '56" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Elvis '56 (TV Movie 1987)

Elvis '56 (TV Movie 1987) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Elvis '56.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Breezy (1973)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property where stands the ... See full summary »

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: William Holden, Kay Lenz, Roger C. Carmel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Saks
Stars: Blythe Danner, Jonathan Silverman, Stacey Glick
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Dan and Lorie are journalists working in the same office. More often than not they have opposing view of the issue in question. Deciding that this is hot stuff, a television producer gives ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Kwapis, Marisa Silver
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship.... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr, Raul Julia
Tortilla Soup (2001)
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.

Director: Maria Ripoll
Stars: Hector Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors, Tamara Mello
A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.

Director: Kenny Leon
Stars: Sean Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald
Caveman (1981)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A caveman seeks revenge on a much larger competitor for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman.

Director: Carl Gottlieb
Stars: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell
Iceman (1984)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An anthropologist who is part of an arctic exploration team discovers the body of a prehistoric Neanderthal man who is subsequently resuscitated. The researcher must then decide what to do ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone
Balibo (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975.

Director: Robert Connolly
Stars: Jane Hampson, Bea Viegas, Christine Martins
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself / Narrator
...
(archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
(archive footage)
...
(archive footage)
Bill Black ...
(archive footage)
D.J. Fontana ...
(archive footage)
Hugh Jarrett ...
The Jordanaires ...
(archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Scotty Moore ...
(archive footage)
Tom Parker ...
(archive footage) (as Colonel Tom Parker)
Edit

Storyline

The story of how Elvis Presley went from being just a somewhat naive rock singer to world-famous--and world-weary--superstar in just the space of one year, 1956.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elvis '56: In the Beginning  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Texaco Star Theatre (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

My Baby Left Me
Written by Arthur Crudup
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Documentary with a lot of Great Footage
17 November 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Elvis '56 (1987)

*** (out of 4)

Levon Helm narrates this interesting documentary taking a look at the life of Elvis during 1956 as he became the biggest name in rock 'n roll. I doubt die-hard Elvis fans are going to learn anything new by watching this but I think they'll still enjoy seeing all the TV appearances, photos and radio interviews. Those who know the name Elvis but don't know how he rose to fame are the ones who will probably enjoy this the most. The documentary pretty much tracks every month of the year as we see Elvis being discovered, recording his first song, making various TV appearances, bombing in Las Vegas and starting his dream of becoming a serious actor. I thought this approach to the material was a pretty fun way to look at the year in his life and it's really amazing to see all of this material and see how many great songs he did in such a short period of time. It's also funny to watch this today and see the controversy of Elvis' shaking around and of course this leading to a rather embarrassing moment where he sang 'Hound Dog' to an actual dog. The best thing about the documentary is that we get to hear the majority of the songs in full and all the television appearances are nice as well.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Elvis '56 (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?