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This Is Elvis

Year:
Duration:
101 min | USA:144 min (video version) | USA:110 min
Genres:
Biography | Music
IMDB rate:
7.4
Director:
Malcolm Leo
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1981-04-04
Filming Locations: Graceland - 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Earnings
Budget: $5,000,000
Opening Weekend: $429,146 (USA) (12 April 1981)
Gross: $429,146 (USA) (12 April 1981)
Cast
Actor
Character
David Scott
Elvis - Age 18
Paul Boensch III
Elvis - Age 10
Johnny Harra
Elvis - Age 42
Lawrence Koller
Vernon Presley
Rhonda Lyn
Priscilla Presley
Debbie Edge
Gladys Presley
Larry Raspberry
Dewey Phillips
Furry Lewis
Bluesman
Liz Robinson
Minnie Mae Presley
Dana MacKay
Elvis - Age 35
Knox Phillips
Sam Phillips
Cheryl Needham
Linda Thompson
Andrea Cyrill
Ginger Alden
Jerry Phillips
Bill Black
Emory Smith
Scotty Moore
Ral Donner
Voice of retrospective Elvis (voice)
Joe Esposito
Joe Esposito - Narration
Linda Thompson
Linda Thompson - Narration
Lisha Sweetnam
Priscilla Presley - Narration
Virginia Kiser
Gladys Presley - Narration
Michael Tomack
Vernon Presley - Narration
Ronnie McDowell
Singing voice of Elvis in High School
Ginger Alden
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Steve Allen
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Milton Berle
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joey Bishop
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bill Black
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sammy Davis Jr.
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jimmy Dorsey
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tommy Dorsey
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
D.J. Fontana
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alan Fortas
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hy Gardner
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cary Grant
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Hamilton
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dolores Hart
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dave Hebler
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charlie Hodge
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bob Hope
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hedda Hopper
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bones Howe
Himself - from the 1968 'Elvis' TV Special (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mary Jenkins
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Groucho Marx
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Scotty Moore
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Pauline Nicholson
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Debra Paget
Cathy Reno (segment "Love Me Tender")
Ed Parker
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Parker
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Elvis Presley
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gladys Presley
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lisa Marie Presley
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Priscilla Presley
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vernon Presley
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vester Presley
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bill Randle
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nancy Rooks
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Phil Silvers
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frank Sinatra
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nancy Sinatra
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barbara Stanwyck
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ed Sullivan
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Norman Taurog
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vicky Tiu
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Aaron Webster
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Del 'Sonny' West
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
In 1961 Ral Donner, who is the voice of a "retrospective" Elvis Presley in this film, covered an Elvis song, "The Girl of My Best Friend", with some chart success.
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The expanded home video version contains rare footage such as the "Sagebrush Presley" comedy skit from The Steve Allen Show (1950) and Elvis Presley's compelling 1956 performance of a The Four Aces-style ballad, "I Was The One", which hinted an appeal to a wider audience or another musical direction even then.
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Joe Esposito, a friend of Elvis Presley, was cast to play himself.
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Goofs
In this film, teaming up with Frank Sinatra, Elvis sings the Sinatra hit, "Withcraft", Written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. However in the closing credits,another "Witchcraft" mistakenly credited in its' place, is the B side of Elvis' 1963 hit , "Bosa Nova Baby" , also titled "Withcraft", a different song that does not appear in this film.
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When Elvis pulls up to the house in the beginning his girlfriend gets out of the car wearing a maroon pantsuit; when he opens the door and they enter the house she is wearing blue shorts and a blue workout suit jacket - this will be due to scenes that were not used in the film as in this scene it also shows Elvis going in the front door then the next scene it shows him coming through Graceland from the back entrance, passing the front door from the inside before heading upstairs. This can be explained by taking note of Elvis' last hours. He came home, played racket ball in the racket ball building before entering Graceland from the rear entrance and then retreating to his room. This will explain the different clothes that the Ginger Alden character wears.
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In a scene, shown here, from Loving You, when Deke Rivers (Elvis) fights with a heckler in front of a juke box, we hear Elvis singing "Mean Woman Blues, written by Roy Orbison and later singing "Trouble", in the background. "Troubl3" was first performed by Elvis in King Creole, one year later. In the actual film "Loving You", the juke box was playing only "Mean Woman Blues".
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Quotes
Pauline Nicholson: [Elvis and Ginger prepare to go upstairs to his bedroom, passing the kitchen doorway, where Pauline is seated at the table] Mr. P, can I get you some sandwiches?
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