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Elvis 

An account of the life of Elvis Presley in the early days of his fame in the 1950s.
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Michael St. Gerard ...  Elvis Presley 13 episodes, 1990
Millie Perkins ...  Gladys Presley 13 episodes, 1990
Billy Green Bush ...  Vernon Presley 13 episodes, 1990
Jesse Dabson ...  Scotty Moore 13 episodes, 1990
Blake Gibbons ...  Bill Black 13 episodes, 1990
Kelli Williams ...  Mattie Walker 13 episodes, 1990
Jordan Williams ...  Sam Phillips 13 episodes, 1990
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An account of the life of Elvis Presley in the early days of his fame in the 1950s.

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An inside look at the man who would be... The King !

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Biography | Drama | Music

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The series' creator and executive producer Rick Husky originally envisioned a multi-season chronology of Elvis's early career, including the first movie years and his time in the army. The premise was to show the "MTV generation" that Elvis was "not a guy in a white jumpsuit in Las Vegas". See more »

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One the most ambitious and entertaining projects about the legend of Elvis.
12 August 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

ABC-TV is commended for their top notch attitude and efforts in this mini-series. So many projects have turned out to be just a mockery; but this presentation gives a interesting look at the life and legend of one of the world's most beloved entertainers. The series was canceled a few episodes before its scheduled conclusion; but this had nothing to do with the quality of the project in toto.

A lot of myth is not dispelled, but it gives even the non Elvis fan a look at the raw beginnings of a major superstar's career. As for true blue Elvis fans, only minor complaints. Namely some of the characters names and places and events are not totally accurate. This is probably due to legal reasons.

Michael St. Gerard is second only to Kurt Russell in physically presenting the essence of Elvis. The uncanny resemblance, mannerisms and total look is terrific. Kudos to St. Gerard for his achievement and successful role as Elvis.

Veteran actor Billy Green Bush plays a more animated Vernon Presley. Millie Perkins, who co-starred with Elvis in WILD IN THE COUNTRY(61),plays Gladys Presley. Jordan Williams is the most often arrogant record producer Sam Phillips. Jesse Dabson plays Scotty Moore, one of the major contributors to Elvis' early sound. Blake Gibbons plays the hot tempered and easily disgruntled stand-up base player Bill Black.

St. Gerard lip synchs to the voice of country singer Ronnie McDowell, who has been used several times as the singing voice of Elvis. Your time will not be wasted watching this look at the meager beginnings of the dynamic, unequaled career of the more than legendary Elvis Presley.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis - Good Rockin' Tonight See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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(10 episodes)

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Color
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