Clambake - Wikipedia Clambake is a 1967 American musical film directed by Arthur H. Nadel and starring Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, and Bill Bixby. Written for the screen by Arthur ...
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Elvis (1979 film) - Wikipedia This article needs additional citations for verification Elvis Clambake Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed December 2009 Elvis is a 1979 American madefortelevision biographical film directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley originally aired on ABC It marks the last role on television for Russell and the first collaboration between him and Carpenter Kurt Russells reallife wife and father Season Hubley and Bing Russell costar as Presleys own wife and father After its success on television in the United States Elvis was released theatrically throughout Europe It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Made for Television and for three Primetime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Russell 1 Contents 1 Synopsis 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Reception 5 Legacy 6 See also 7 References 8 External links Synopsisedit The story follows the life and career of rock and roll icon Elvis Presley It ends in 1970 and does not depict the last few years of Presleys career leading to his death in 1977 However there is an example of incontinuity seeing as the last song Presley performs at his 1970 concert is An American Trilogy a song Presley himself did not release or include in any concerts until 1972 There is more than one version of this film a version that starts with Presleys hair being cut when he was called up by the US army and then death of his mother with no scenes of his life before this has been shown on TV in the UK It runs for about two hours including commercials Kurt Russell with country singer Ronnie McDowell singing Elvis Presley Shelley Winters Gladys Presley Season Hubley Priscilla Presley Bing Russell Vernon Presley Robert Gray Red West Pat Hingle Colonel Tom Parker Charles Cyphers Sam Phillips Ellen Travolta Marion Keisker Charlie Hodge Elvis Clambake Himself James Canning Scotty Moore Elliott Street Bill Black Productionedit Russell worked with and met Elvis in the film It Happened at the Worlds Fair 1963 In the film Elvis wants to meet the fairgrounds nurse and he pays a young boy played by the twelveyearold Russell to kick him in the shins Later in the film he sees Elvis and the nurse together on a date and asks if he can kick him again for money Russell also dubbed the voice of a young Elvis in Forrest Gump 1994 and played an Elvis impersonator in the film 3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 Country singer Ronnie McDowell provided the vocals for a number of songs Russell performed in the film McDowell recorded 36 songs for the soundtrack of which 25 were used 1 According to several reports Priscilla Presley was paid 50000 to check the script for accuracy before shooting commenced 1 Receptionedit DVD cover art Elvis originally aired on ABC opposite two blockbuster films Gone with the Wind 1939 on CBS and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest 1975 on NBC 1 Despite this Elvis beat both in the Nielsen ratings receiving a 27 3 rating compared to 24 3 and 22 5 respectively Elvis was ranked the sixth most watched program of the week 1 After its success on television the film was released theatrically throughout Europe The film debuted on DVD in early 2010 and on Bluray in 2016 via Shout Factory Elvis is notable in Carpenters career for two reasons It was made after Halloween 1978 had wrapped so it offered him an avenue to try his hand at a film away from the horror genre It was also the first time Carpenter had worked with Kurt Russell who became a frequent collaborator of Carpenters Russell subsequently starred in Escape from New York 1981 The Thing 1982 Big Trouble in Little China 1986 and Escape from L A 1996 Russell married costar Season Hubley on March 17 1979 and they divorced in 1983 1 Bing Russell who played Vernon Presley is Kurt Russells real father 1 For several years Bing played Deputy Clem Poster in the TV series Bonanza 1 See alsoedit Elvis miniseries Referencesedit a b c d e f g h i j Worth Fred 1992 Elvis His Life from A to Z Outlet pp 308–309 ISBN 9780517066348 External linksedit Elvis on IMDb Elvis at AllMovie