The King - Elvis Presley Collection

14/05/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 14/05/2007
  |  459 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Six classic movies starring the King of Rock 'n' Roll. In 'Love Me Tender' (1956), Elvis Presley makes his acting debut starring as a young Texan farmer who, upon hearing of his older brother's (Richard Egan) death in the Civil War, marries his sweetheart (Debra Paget). When the older brother returns from the war alive and well, a bitter feud between the siblings begins. In 'The Flaming Star' (1960), Presley stars as the son of a white rancher (John McIntire) and a Kiowa Indian (Dolores del Rio), who finds himself caught between the settlers and the Kiowas when his mother's people go on the warpath. Attempting to act as peacemaker, he only becomes embroiled in the violence. In 'Wild in the Country' (1961), country delinquent Glenn Tyler (Presley) is paroled into his uncle's care on the condition that he pays weekly visits to widowed psychiatrist Irene Sperry (Hope Lange). She discovers that Glenn is a talented writer, and encourages him to attend college. Meanwhile, Glenn is simultaneously dating the pushy Noreen (Tuesday Weld) and the more reserved Betty Lee Parsons (Millie Perkins). In 'Clambake' (1967), Scott Heywood (Presley), an heir to millions, switches places with a ski instructor to learn about everyday life. He must now compete with a wealthy playboy (Bill Bixby) to attract a beautiful co-ed (Shelley Fabares). In 'Frankie and Johnny' (1966), Frankie (Donna Douglas) is a riverboat entertainer who despairs of her gambling singing partner Johnny (Presley), but is too in love with him to end their partnership. Songs include 'Shout It Out' and 'Beginner's Luck'. In 'Kid Galahad' (1962), Walter Gulick (Presley) is a garage mechanic who is inadvertently drawn into the world of professional boxing. He has to free himself from the clutches of a gambler (Gig Young) who is attempting to manipulate him. Songs include 'I Got Lucky', 'Love is For Lovers', and 'King of the Whole Wide World'. Also features an early appearance by Charles Bronson.