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Elvis on Tour (1972)

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Concert footage and offstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Baize Bill Baize ... Himself - The Stamps
Estell Brown Estell Brown ... Herself (as Estelle Brown)
James Burton ... Himself
Ed Enoch Ed Enoch ... Himself - The Stamps
Joe Esposito Joe Esposito ... Himself
Lamar Fike Lamar Fike ... Himself
Joe Guercio Joe Guercio ... Himself
Glen D. Hardin Glen D. Hardin ... Himself
Charlie Hodge Charlie Hodge ... Himself
Jackie Kahane Jackie Kahane ... Himself
Jerry Osborne Jerry Osborne ... Himself
Randall Peede Randall Peede ... Himself
Vernon Presley Vernon Presley ... Himself
Christopher Riordan Christopher Riordan ... Himself (archive footage)
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Concert footage and offstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

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MGM presents a very different motion picture that captures all the excitement of ELVIS LIVE! See more »

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Documentary | Music

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G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Standing Room Only See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$587,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$587,818
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Roanoke, Va Elvis is seen receiving the key to the city by Mayor Roy Webber on April 18, 1972. See more »

Quotes

Elvis Presley: [introducing band members to audience] "... and the guy that gives me my water and my scarves and so forth, his name is Charlie Hodge."
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Alternate Versions

Due to music licensing issues, substitutions were made for the 2010 DVD/Blu-Ray release. The opening song, "Johnny B. Goode" is replaced with Don't be Cruel, while the Also Spach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001) opening bars have been replaced with a generic piece of music. See more »

Connections

Edited from Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Help Falling In Love
Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore
Performed by Elvis Presley
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It's an either/Or situation
9 January 2005 | by highclarkSee all my reviews

I should stay on the fence for this one.

I mean, it's always an either/or situation when it comes to Elvis Presley: either you subscribe to a fanatical worship of him, going so far as to calling him the King, or you attack him with a generous portion of cynicism, remarking more about his capes, kung fu and his weight than about his music. Well, for me, it's always about the music. His music is what lives on. And the music is what works best in this film. Being able to watch him rehearse with band mates while backstage was an amazing 'fly on the wall' experience. Elvis had a love for music that was inspiring, and as you can see on the film, even his band members shared in the love for music and were very much in awe of him and his musical abilities. I guess that's what I take away from the film most, his love for music, whether it's country, blues, gospel or rock and roll, Elvis loved music. It was also a great thrill to see his band working out through their first live rendition of 'Burning Love' or to hear his dramatic rendition of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. These moments are definitive proof of Elvis' ability to captivate an audience, just stunning.

However, I could have done without the cheesy '2001' intro, but you must remember, it was the 70's and who knows, you may get a perverse chuckle from hearing it. The 'Love Me Tender' film montage left me feeling sad in a number of ways. 1) In the clips we see Elvis as a young man, fit and charismatic, brimming over with so much promise. Then to cut back to see the current Elvis on stage in his capes. Just depressing.

2) The film images for the montage were taken from all of those films he made when he should have been concentrating on his music. Ironicly, the films kept him from making great music for a long period of time. Given the choice, I would rather he made music instead of 'Girls Girls Girls' or 'Viva Las Vegas' or any movie. It almost gives credence to something that is said in the film, in a totally non related way, when a loud speaker declares, "The Elvis Presley Show is a complete sell out".

All in all.....fans will loooooove the movie. People who can take or leave Elvis will deal with the movie and appreciate his talents, or at least they should. Those who are not fans will laugh at his costumes, his posse and his sides....hairy and otherwise. And you know, that's just not a good enough reason.

Me? I guess I lean more towards the 'either'.7/10.

Clark Richards


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