Elvis Presley movies
Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935- August 16, 1977) was a popular American musician, singer, and actor. He starred in thirty-three motion pictures throughout his acting career. In addition to these films, Presley worked on two unfinished karate films. This article is about his movies. For his albums, see Elvis Presley albums. For his other notable works such as songs, see Notable works of Elvis Presley.
Love Me Tender was Presley's first film, and the song with the same title that was also used in the film was a #1 hit. It was originally called The Reno Brothers, but was changed as the song rose in popularity. It is a Western film and features Richard Egan, Debra Paget, and Presley. Presley Plays Clint Reno, the youngest of the four Reno brothers. He takes care of the house while his older brothers go to fight for the Confederates in the American Civil War.
Loving You was the second motion picture Presley starred in. It is his first in Techincolor and with top billing. In the movie, Presley plays Deke Rivers, a delivery man. The film originally had three working titles; Lonesome Cowboy, Something for the Girls, and Running Wild. However, it was titled Loving You to match the title song.
Jailhouse Rock was Elvis Presley's third movie and arguably his most controversial. In this film, Presley played a convict named Vince Everett. It peaked at number 3 on Variety box office chart. The film was number 14 in the Box Office charts for that year, grossing over $4 million.