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Loving You (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 9 July 1957 (USA)
A musician and a publicist help a delivery man achieve stardom.

Director:

Hal Kanter

Writers:

Herbert Baker (screenplay), Hal Kanter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Elvis Presley ... Deke Rivers
Lizabeth Scott ... Glenda Markle
Wendell Corey ... Walter 'Tex' Warner
James Gleason ... Carl Meade
Ralph Dumke ... Jim Tallman
Paul Smith ... Skeeter
Kenneth Becker Kenneth Becker ... Wayne (as Ken Becker)
Jana Lund ... Daisy Bricker
Dolores Hart ... Susan Jessup
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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. Written by Anonymous

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You'll Love Loving You

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Drama | Musical

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Elvis Presley's parents Vernon Presley and Gladys Presley were cast as audience members in this film. After Gladys died Elvis never watched it again, saying it hurt too much to see his mother on screen. See more »

Quotes

Wayne: [Wayne is trying to persuade Deke to sing at the Buckhorn tavern after being politely refused] Now I told my girl I could get you to sing! A man can't go back on his word, can he, fella?
Skeeter: [stands up] Look, maybe you didn't hear me... "fella", but Mr. Rivers doesn't sing in juke joints. So how about going back over there and drink your malted, huh?
Frank: [Wayne shoves Skeeter to the floor, girls gasp] Hey, are these music people causing some trouble here?
Jimmy Tompkins: [rushing up] There's no trouble, sir. You mind if I...
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Soundtracks

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do
Written by Aaron Schröder (as Aaron Schroeder) & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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the best of the Elvis musical dramas
7 December 2003 | by didi-5See all my reviews

"Loving You", the King's second movie, succeeds by using his own raw personality and talent and a version of his real-life rise to fame as a backdrop; the songs, too, are far better than many of the musical films he would churn out in the 1960s. Elvis himself makes use of his young rebel status as Deke Rivers, a driver who joins a country music outfit and causes havoc with his wild rock 'n roll style. His own band appear (Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, Bill Black) and there is even a glimpse of Elvis' mum Gladys in one of the audiences.

In the cast alongside Elvis are Lizabeth Scott as the predatory Glenda, Wendell Corey as her on-off boyfriend and bandleader Tex, and pretty Doleres Hart as the love interest for Deke. The film also benefits from carefully planned Technicolor and some imaginative costumes for Presley to kick start his movie image. Enjoyable and very watchable, and somewhat ahead of its time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Running Wild See more »

Filming Locations:

The Ivar Theatre See more »

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Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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