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Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)

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Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

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Denis Sanders
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvis Presley ... Himself
James Burton ... Himself - Musician
Glen D. Hardin Glen D. Hardin ... Himself - Musician (as Glen Hardin)
Charlie Hodge Charlie Hodge ... Himself - Musician (as Charley Hodge)
Jerry Scheff Jerry Scheff ... Himself - Musician
Ronnie Tutt Ronnie Tutt ... Himself - Musician
John Wilkinson John Wilkinson ... Himself - Musician
Millie Kirkham Millie Kirkham ... Herself - Background Vocalist
Estell Brown Estell Brown ... Herself - Background Vocalist (as The Sweet Inspirations)
Sylvia Shemmell Sylvia Shemmell ... Herself - Background Vocalist (as The Sweet Inspirations)
Ann Williams Ann Williams ... Herself - Background Vocalist (as The Sweet Inspirations)
Roger Wiles Roger Wiles ... Himself - Background Vocalist (as The Imperials)
Jim Murray Jim Murray ... Himself - Background Vocalist (as The Imperials)
Joe Moscheo Joe Moscheo ... Himself - Background Vocalist (as The Imperials)
Armando Morales Armando Morales ... Himself - Background Vocalist (as The Imperials)
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Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

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Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis: Thats the Way It Is - Special Edition See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special edition)

Sound Mix:

SDDS (special edition)| DTS (special edition)| Dolby Digital (special edition)| 4-Track Stereo (original version)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

An MGM production crew was sent to Luxembourg to film the Fifth Elvis Presley Appreciation Society Convention. Four thousand Elvis fans attended the convention. See more »

Quotes

Elvis Presley: As you can tell, we don't know this song. We haven't rehearsed it. We're just fooling around.
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Alternate Versions

An alternate version, with about 40% of the footage replaced, without the fan interviews or convention, and with more concert and rehearsal footage, was produced in 2000. See more »

Connections

References Love Me Tender (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Stranger in the Crowd
Written by Scotty Moore
Performed by Elvis Presley
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One of the best documentaries ever
3 October 2001 | by Jerry AblesSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate this film because of the way it showcases the King of Rock and Roll on stage in Vegas during what was very easily one of the best years of his career. It's in this film that we get to see him at his raw and energetic best. The footage from the backstage rehearsals only add to its tremendous entertainment value. If you're a fan of Elvis Presley and haven't seen this movie yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. You won't be disappointed in the very least.


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