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Loving You (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 9 July 1957 (USA)
A musician and a publicist help a delivery man achieve stardom.

Director:

Hal Kanter

Writers:

Herbert Baker (screenplay), Hal Kanter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Elvis Presley ... Deke Rivers
Lizabeth Scott ... Glenda Markle
Wendell Corey ... Walter 'Tex' Warner
James Gleason ... Carl Meade
Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke ... Jim Tallman
Paul Smith ... Skeeter
Kenneth Becker Kenneth Becker ... Wayne (as Ken Becker)
Jana Lund ... Daisy Bricker
Dolores Hart ... Susan Jessup
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Storyline

Deke Rivers is a delivery man who is discovered by publicist Glenda Markle and country-western musician Tex Warner who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, giving him every break he deserves. Romantic complications arise as Susan, another singer in the group, offers him devoted admiration as Glenda leads him on with promises of a golden future. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

You'll Love Loving You

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Running Wild See more »

Filming Locations:

The Ivar Theatre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Dolores Hart. See more »

Quotes

Teddy: [to the band] Give him a little boogie-woogie, that'll get him started.
[Band starts playing "Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do"]
Teddy: Yeah, now go, Deke, GO!
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Connections

References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
Written by Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Autobiographical take on Elvis Presley's pop ascendancy
6 August 1999 | by pooch-8See all my reviews

Elvis Presley's second feature capitalized on the King's meteoric rise to superstardom by autobiographically depicting his real-life experiences with some embellishment. Loving You, therefore, provides fans with a sort of auxiliary examination of a working class kid's practically supernatural odyssey from gas station to recording studio -- shedding light on a few of the darker aspects of being famous (such as rabid fans that rob E of his privacy and, even more telling, the tenuous relationship with a manipulative manager who guides his career with iron will). Loving You boasts beautiful color photography, excellent costuming, and a few of the King's outstanding performances -- particularly "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear."


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