Elvis--That's the Way It Is (1970)

108 mins | Documentary | 1970

Director:

Denis Sanders

Producer:

Herbert F. Solow

Cinematographer:

Lucien Ballard

Editor:

Henry Berman

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in California, Luxembourg, and Las ... More Less

Filmed on location in California, Luxembourg, and Las Vegas. More Less

CAST
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Associate film ed
COSTUMES
Elvis' ward designed by
MUSIC
Musicians
Musicians
Musicians
Musicians
Musicians
Musicians
Background vocalists
Background vocalists
Background vocalists
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Tech adv
Coordinator for RCA Records
Tech assistant
Tech assistant
Tech assistant
Tech assistant
Tech assistant
Tech assistant
Tech assistant
Tech assistant
Tech assistant
SOURCES
SONGS
"Sweet Caroline," words and music "Mystery Train," words and music by Sam Phillips and Herman Parker
"Tiger Man," words and music by J. H. Lewis and S. Burns
"The Next Step Is Love," words and music by Paul Evans and Paul Parnes
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SONGS
"Sweet Caroline," words and music "Mystery Train," words and music by Sam Phillips and Herman Parker
"Tiger Man," words and music by J. H. Lewis and S. Burns
"The Next Step Is Love," words and music by Paul Evans and Paul Parnes
"Polk Salad Annie," words and music by Tony Joe White
"Cryin' Time," words and music by Buck Owens
"Little Sister," words and music by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
"What'd I Say?" words and music by Ray Charles
"How the Web Was Woven," words and music by David Most and Clive Westlake
"Stranger in the Crowd," words and music by Winfield Scott
"I Just Can't Help Believing," words and music by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," words and music by Pino Donaggio, Vito Pallavicini, Vicki Wickham and Simon Napier-Bell
"Bridge Over Troubled Water," words and music by Paul Simon
"You've Lost That Loving Feeling," words and music by Phil Spector, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
"Mary in the Morning," words and music by Mike Lendell and Johnny Cymbal
"I've Lost You," words and music by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley
"Patch It Up," words and music by Eddie Rabbitt and Rory Bourke
"Love Me Tender," arranged by Elvis Presley, Vera Matson and Fred Barovick
"Heartbreak Hotel," words and music by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden and Elvis Presley
"Blue Suede Shoes," words and music by Carl Perkins
"All Shook Up," words and music by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley
"Suspicious Minds," words and music by Mark James
"Can't Help Falling in Love," words and music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
" "Words," words and music by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb
"That's All Right, Mama," words and music by Tommy Allen
"One Night with You," words and music by Dave Bartholomew and Pearl King.
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DETAILS
Premiere Information:
San Francisco opening: 11 November 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 October 1970
Copyright Number:
LP38519
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Metrocolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
108
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The filmed account of rock and roll giant Elvis Presley begins at the singer's headquarters on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot, as he prepares for his first concert tour since 1957 and an upcoming appearance at the "Elvis Summer Festival" in the Las Vegas International Hotel. Intercut with the musical numbers are interviews with admiring fans, who try to explain the singer's appeal and significance, and scenes of the fifth annual Elvis Presley Appreciation Society Convention in Luxembourg. The last half of the film is devoted to the Las Vegas appearance and includes shots of Presley fans Cary Grant, Juliet Prowse, Xavier Cugat, Charro, Rona Barrett, and Sammy Davis, ... +


The filmed account of rock and roll giant Elvis Presley begins at the singer's headquarters on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot, as he prepares for his first concert tour since 1957 and an upcoming appearance at the "Elvis Summer Festival" in the Las Vegas International Hotel. Intercut with the musical numbers are interviews with admiring fans, who try to explain the singer's appeal and significance, and scenes of the fifth annual Elvis Presley Appreciation Society Convention in Luxembourg. The last half of the film is devoted to the Las Vegas appearance and includes shots of Presley fans Cary Grant, Juliet Prowse, Xavier Cugat, Charro, Rona Barrett, and Sammy Davis, Jr. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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