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"Love Me Tender" 
1956, Twentieth Century Fox 
Partial cast list: Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Elvis Presley, Robert Middleton, William Campbell, Neville Brand, Mildred Dunnock.

Producer: David Weisbart
Director: Robert D. Webb
Screenplay: Robert Buckner. 
Based on a story by: Maurice Gerachyty. 
Director of Photography: Leo Tover.

Elvis plays Clint Reno, one of the Reno brothers who stayed home while his brother went to fight in the Civil War for the Confederate army. When his brother Vance comes back from the war, he finds that his old girlfriend Cathy has married Clint. The family has to struggle to reach stability with this issue. Vance is involved in a train robbery, while a Confederate soldier, of Federal Government money. There is a conflict of interest, when Vance tries to return the money, against the wishes of some of his fellow Confederates.


"Loving You"
1957, Paramount 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey, Dolores Hart, James Gleason, Ralph Dumke, Paul Smith, Ken Becker, Jana Lund.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: Hal Kanter
Screenplay: Herbert Baker, Hal Kanter
From a story by: Mary Agnes Thompson
Director of Photography: Charles Lang, Jr.

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.


"Jailhouse Rock"
1957, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor, Jennifer Holden, Dean Jones, Ann Neyland, Hugh Sanders.

Producer: Pandro S. Berman
Director: Richard Thorpe
Screenplay: Guy Trosper
Story: Ned Young
Director of Photography: Robert Bronner

After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.


"King Creole"
1958, Paramount 
Partial cast list: 
Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walther Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Liliane Montevecchi, Vic Morrow, Paul Stewart, Jan Shepard.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: Michael Curtiz
Screenplay: Herbert Baker, Miachael Vincente Gazzo
Story: Based on the novel A Stone for Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins.
Director of Photography: Russell Harlan

Danny Fisher, young delinquent, flunks out of high school. He quits his job as a busboy in a nightclub, and one night he gets the chance to perform. Success is imminent and the local crime boss Maxie Fields wants to hire him to perform at his night club The Blue Shade. Danny refuses, but Fields won't take no for an answer.


"GI Blues"
1960, Paramount 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, Leticia Roman, James Douglas, Sigrid Maier, Arch Johnson.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: Norman Taurog
Screenplay: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson
Director of Photography: Loyal Griggs

Tulsa is a specialist in the US Army stationed in Germany. He loves to sing and has dreams to run his own nightclub when he leaves the army....but dreams don't come cheap. Tulsa places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can spend the night with a club dancer named Lili, who is rumored to be hard to get. When Dynamite gets transferred, Tulsa is brought in to take his place. He is not looking forward to it, but in order to keep his money, he must go through with it.

"Flaming Star" 
1960, Twentieth Century Fox 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Steve Forrest, Barbara Eden, Dolores Del Rio, 
John McIntire, Rudolph Acosta.

Producer: David Weisbart
Director: Don Siegel
Screenplay: Clair Huffaker, Nunnally Johnson
Story: Based on the novel Flaming Lance by Clair Huffaker.
Director of Photography: Charles G. Clarke

Sam Burton's second wife Neddy is Indian, their son Pacer a half-breed. As struggle starts between the whites and the Kiowas, the Burton family is split between loyalties. Neddy and Sam are killed; Pacer sides with the Indians, his half-brother Clint with the whites.


"Wild In The Country" 
1961, Twentieth Century Fox 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, Rafer Johnson, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood, William Mims, Christina Crawford.

Producer: Jerry Wald
Director: Philip Dunne
Screenplay: Clifford Odets
Story: Based on the novel The Lost Country by J.R. Slamanca
Director of Photography: William C. Mellor

A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.


"Blue Hawaii"
1961, Paramount 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters, Roland Winters, John Archer, Howard McNear, Steve Brodie, Iris Adrian, Hilo Hattie, Jennie Maxwell.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis 
Director: Norman Taurog
Screenplay: Hal Kanter
Story: Alan Weiss
Director of Photography: Charles Lang, Jr. 

Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant. So Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.


"Follow That Dream" 
1962, United Artists 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm, Joanna Moore, Alan Hewitt, Herbert Rudley, Simon Oakland, Howard McNear, Roland Winters.

Producer: David Weisbart
Director: Gordon Douglas
Screenplay: Charles Lederer
Story: Based on the novel Pioneer, Go Home by Richard Powell
Director of Photography: Leo Tover

When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their "adopted" children - Holly, Ariadne and the twins - start their own little community along a strip of the roadside. The fishing is good and the living is easy until the mob sets up a gambling operation and the state supervisor sics a sexy social worker on the Kwimpers in an effort to take away Ariadne and the twins


"Kid Galahad"
1962, United Artists 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman, Charles Bronson.

Producer: David Weisbart
Director: Phil Karlson
Screenplay: William Fay
Based on a story by: Francis Wallace
Director of Photography: Burnett Guffey

When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to where he was from. He hopes to be a mechanic but soon after his arrival finds himself working as a sparring partner at a boxing camp. Having lost all of his money in a crap game, Walter is happy to take any kind of work but a devastating right hook sends him down a different path. Willy Grogan thinks he has a winner in Walter who, after helping a lady out, is dubbed Kid Galahad. Willy is a likable man but gambles too much and may have been a witness to a mobster's conversation that would best be forgotten. As Walter gains more success, and falls in love with Willy's sister Rose, Willy Grogan finds himself coming under pressure from mobsters to make Walter takes a dive at his next big fight.


"Girls!Girls!Girls!" 
1962, Paramount 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate, Laurel Goodwin, Benson Fong, Robert Strauss.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: Norman Taurog
Screenplay: Edward Anhalt, Allan Weiss
Story: Allan Weiss
Director of Photography: Loyal Griggs

Elvis plays Ross Carpenter, a fishing guide/sailor who loves his life out on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.


"It Happened at the World's Fair"
1963, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood, Vicky Tiu.

Producer: Ted Richmond
Director: Norman Taurog
Screenplay: Si Rose, Seaman Jacobs
Director of Photography: Joseph Ruttenberg

Mike and Danny fly a cropduster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff takes custody of it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries to earn money playing poker, Mike takes care of a small girl, Sue-Lin, whose father has disappeared. Being a ladies' man, he also finds the time to court a young nurse.


"Fun in Acapulco"
1963, Paramount 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cardenas, Paul Lukas, Larry Domasin, Alejandro Rey.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: Richard Thorpe
Screenplay: Allan Weiss
Director of Photography: Daniel L. Fapp

Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Clashes abound when Mike runs into the rival lifeguard, who is the champion diver of Mexico. He is angry at Mike for taking some of his hours, and stealing his woman.


"Kissin' Cousins"
1964, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Glenda Farrell, Jack Albertson, Pam Austin, Cynthia Pepper, Yvonne Craig, Maureen Reagan.

Producer: Sam Katzman
Director: Gene Nelson
Screenplay: Gerald Drayson Adams, Gene Nelson
Story: Gerald Drayson Adams
Director of Photography: Ellis W. Carter

An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a lookalike cousin.


"Viva Las Vegas"
1964, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest, Nicky Blair.

Producers: Jack Cummings, George Sidney
Director: George Sidney
Screenplay: Sally Benson
Director of Photography: Joseph Biroc

Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both race and girl, problems made more difficult by rivalry from Elmo Mancini, fellow racer and womaniser. Perhaps some singing will help.


"Roustabout"
1964, Paramount 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson, Sue Ane Langdon, Pat Buttram.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: John Rich
Screenplay: Anthony Lawrence, Allan Weiss
Story: Allan Weiss
Director of Photography: Lucien Ballard

Charlie Rogers is a leather-jacketed biker who's fired from a singing engagement after getting into a fight with a group of college toughs. While riding his cycle to the next gig, an irate dad runs him off the road when he flirts with his daughter. He's forced to hook up with a traveling carnival until his bike can be fixed. The carnival is run by a tough old broad, a broken-down drunk and his nubile daughter. Along the way, Charlie (who's got a chip on his shoulder about being an orphan) somehow learns about family values from this vaguely dysfunctional one. A scheming rival carny shows up, based on the legend of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's real-life manager.


"Girl Happy"
1965, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone, Gary Crosby, Joby Baker, Nita Talbot, Mary Ann Mobley, Fabrizio Mioni, Jackie Coogan, Jimmy Hawkins.

Producer: Joe Pasternak
Director: Boris Sagal
Screenplay: Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen
Director of Photography: Philip H. Lathrop 

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer and his band to keep an eye on his daughter during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


"Tickle Me"
1965, Allied Artists 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney, Merry Anders, Bill Williams, Edward Faulkner. 

Producer: Ben Schwalb
Director: Norman Taurog
Screenplay: Elwood Ullman, Edward Bernds
Director of Photography: Loyal Griggs

Elvis is a singing rodeo rider who drifts into an expensive dude ranch patronized by wealthy glamour girls. The owner, Vera Radford, hires Elvis as a stable man. Pretty physical fitness trainer Pam Merritt has a letter from her late grandfather directing her to a cache of gold in the ghost town of Silverado. The sheriff and his gang learn of the letter and plot to take it away from her.


"Harum Scarum" 
1965,Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries, Michael Ansara, Jay Novello, Philip Reed, Theo Marcuse, Billy Barty.

Producer: Sam Katzman
Director: Gene Nelson
Screenplay: Gerald Drayson Adams
Director of Photography: Fred H. Jackman

American singer Johnny Tyrone is enlisted by sinister forces to assassinate an Arab king whose daughter he has fallen in love with.


"Frankie and Johnny"
1966, United Artists

Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan, Sue Ane Langdon, Nancy Kovack, Audrey Christie, Robert Strauss.

Producer: Edward Small
Director: Frederick De Cordova
Screenplay: Alex Gottlieb
Story: Nat Peerrin
Director of Photography: Jacques Marquette

Elvis turns the Land of Blues Red Hot with 11 Great Songs! Hear them on RCA Records!


"Paradise, Hawaiian Style"
1966, Paramount
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Suzanna Leigh, James Shigeta, Donna Butterworth, Marianna Hill, Irene, TSU, Linda Wong, Julie Parrish, Jan Shepard.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: D. Michael Moore
Screenplay: Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence
Story: Allan Weiss
Director of Photography: W. Wallace Kelley

Blacklisted by the major airlines for endlessly chasing female staff, pilot Rick Richards returns to Hawaii to set up a helicopter charter company with his friend Danny. Having a girl on every island is a good way to get business but it becomes clear that romance and flying don't always mix.


 
"Spinout" 
1966, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Partial cast list: 
Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Deborah Walley, Dodie Marshall, Jack Mullaney, Will Hutchins, Warren Berlinger, Jimmy Hawkins, Carl Betz.

Producer: Joe Pasternak
Director: Norman Taurog
Screenplay: Theodore J. Flicker, George Kirgo
Director of Photography: Daniel L. Fapp

Band singer/race driver Mike McCoy must choose between marrying a beautiful rich girl and driving her father's car in a prestigious race.


"Easy Come, Easy Go"
1967, Paramount

Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Dodie Marshall, Pat Priest, Pat Harrington, Jr., Skip Ward, Elsa Lanchester, Frank McHugh.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: John Rich
Screenplay: Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence
Director of Photography: William Margulies

A frogman working for the U.S. Navy dives for buried treasure.


"Double Trouble"
1967, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 
Partial cast list: 
Elvis Presley, Annette Day, John Williams, Yvonne Romain, Harry Wiere, Herbert Wiere, Sylvester Wiere.

Producers: Judd Bernard, Irwin Winkler
Director: Norman Taurog
Screenplay: Jo Heims
Based on a story by: Marc Brandel
Director of Photography: Daniel L. Fapp

When singer Guy Lambert goes on tour in Europe, he is pursued by two beautiful women, bumbling jewel thieves, and a mysterious killer.


"Clambake"
1967, United Artists
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, Bill Bixby, James Gregory, Gary Merrill.

Producers: Arnold Laven, Arthur Gardner, Jules Levy
Director: Arthur H. Nadel
Screenplay: Arthur Browne, Jr.
Story: Arthur Browne, Jr.
Director of Photography: William Margulies

The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money.


"Stay Away, Joe"
1968, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell, Katy Jurado, Thomas Gomez, Henry Jones, L.Q. Jones, Quentin Dean.

Producer: Douglas Laurence
Director: Peter Tewksbury
Screenplay: Michael A. Hoey
Story: Based on the novel Stay Away, Joe by Dan Cushman
Director of Photography: Fred Koenekamp

Elvis goes West...and the West goes wild!


"Speedway"
1968, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon, William Schallert, Victoria Meyerink.

Producer: Douglas Laurence
Director: Norman Taurog
Screenplay: Phillip Shuken
Director of Photography: Joseph Ruttenberg

Poor bookkeeping saddles stock car driver Steve Grayson with a huge bill for back taxes which hampers his ability to continue racing competitively


"Live a Little, Love a Little"
1968, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee, Dick Sargent, Sterling Holloway, Celeste Yarnall.

Producer: Douglas Laurence
Director: Norman Taurog
Screenplay: Michael A. Hoey, Dan Greenbrug
Story: Based upon the novel Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips by Dan Greenburg
Director of Photography: Fred Koenekamp

Greg Nolan meets Bernice, and loses both his job and his apartment. However, Bernice manages to get him a new apartment, but it is so expensive that he has to get two full-time jobs. Nolan has trouble finding time to do both jobs.


"Charro!"
1969, National General
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Ina Balin, Victor French, Lynn Kellogg, Barbara Werle, Soloman Sturges, paul Brinegar, James Sikking. 

Executive Producer: Harry Caplan
Producer: Charles Marquis Warren
Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Screenplay: Charles Marquis Warren
Story: Frederic Louis Fox
Director of Photography: Ellsworth Fredericks

Jess Wade is innocently accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals.


"The Trouble with Girls"
1969, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Marlyn Mason, Nicole Jaffe, Sheree North, Edward Andrews, John Carradine, Vincent Price, Anissa Jones, Joyce Van Patten, Pepe Brown, Dabney Coleman.

Producer: Lester Welch
Director: Peter Tewksbury
Screenplay: Arnold Peyser, Loiss Peyser
Story: Based on a story by Mauri Grashin and a novel Chautauqua by Day Keene and 
Dwight Babcock. 
Director of Photography: Jacques Marquette

Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.


"Change of Habit"
1969, Universal
Partial cast list: Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair, Jane Elliot, Leora Dana, Edward Asner, Robert Emhardt, Regis Toomey, Doro Merande, Ruth McDevitt, Richard Carlson, Nefti Millet, Laura Figueroa, Lorena Kirk, Virgina Vincent, The Blossoms.

Producer: Joe Connelly
Director: William Graham
Screenplay: James Lee, S.S. Schweitzer, Eric Bercovici
Story: John Joseph, Richard Morris
Director of Photography: Russell Metty

Michelle Gallagher, Irene Hawkins and Barbara Bennett are three nuns on the verge of taking their final vows and just before they do, they are sent into a particularly rough neighborhood to see if they are ready to take that step. However, they must do so by pretending to be lay missionaries sent to work at an inner city clinic for a young doctor by the name of John Carpenter. The three nuns go about their duties without a hitch until Michelle begins to fall for John. Now Michelle must choose between her love for the young doctor or her life as a nun.

 Concert Films

"Elvis - That's The Way It Is"
 
1970, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Partial Cast List: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Charlie Hodge, Jerry Scheff, Ronnie Tutt, John Wilkinson, Millie Kirkham, Estelle Brown, Sylvia Shemwell, Myrna Smith, Roger Wiles, Jim Murray, Joe Moscheo, Terry Blackwood, Joe Guercio, Joe Esposito

Producers: Herbert F. Solow & Dale Hutchinson

"Elvis on Tour"
  
1972, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Partial Cast List: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Charlie Hodge, Jerry Scheff, Ronnie Tutt, John Wilkinson, Millie Kirkham, Estelle Brown, Sylvia Shemwell, Myrna Smith, Bill Baize, Ed Enoch, Donnie Sumner, JD Sumner,  Joe Guercio, Joe Esposito

Producers: Robert Abel & Pierre Adidge

 


 

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