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1 August 2008 (USA) See more »
A documentary that traces the Elvis saga from his birth during the depths of the Depression, to his move to Memphis... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Pat Broeske ... Herself

James Dean ... Himself (archive footage)

Albert Einstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Dixie Locke Emmons ... Herself
D.J. Fontana ... Himself
June Juanico ... Herself

Joey Kent ... Himself
George Klein ... Himself

Kris Kristofferson ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Wink Martindale ... Himself

Marilyn Monroe ... Herself (archive footage)
Magdalene Morgan ... Herself

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)
Gladys Presley ... Herself (archive footage)
Vernon Presley ... Himself (archive footage)
Gordon Stoker ... Himself

Directed by
Michael L. Rose  (as Michael Rose)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael L. Rose  (as Michael Rose)

Produced by
Mimi Freedman .... producer
Michael L. Rose .... producer (as Michael Rose)
Cinematography by
Randy Kreibel 
Jim Raines 
Michael L. Rose 
Film Editing by
Gary Evans 
Sound Department
Eric Brice Swartz .... efp audio (as Eric Swartz)
Visual Effects by
Demetrios Patsiaris .... digital artist

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90 min
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Narrator Kris Kristofferson is known for his several connections with subject of this documentary, Elvis Presley. Presley recorded three songs written by Kristofferson, and Kristofferson replaced Presley in A Star Is Born (1976) after Presley's manager turned it down.See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Must See Film om Elvis' early days, 14 August 2008
Author: Lee Dawson from United Kingdom

There are hundreds of documentary films on the life and career of Elvis Presley, but this is in a league of it's own as it traces the early life of the music icon as he grew up in dirt poor conditions in Tupelo Mississippi.

It takes the viewer on a journey from his birth on January 8th 1935 through to his triumphant return home in September 1956 for 2 open air concerts in his home town.

If you have even a passing interest in the life of Elvis Presley then this is a MUST SEE DVD. Director Michael Rose was also featured on internet based Elvis Express Radio ( in August 2008 talking about the making of the documentary.

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