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Elvis on Tour

Elvis on Tour

Pierre Adidge, Robert Abel (1972)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Essential viewing for Elvis fans as the King goes on stage, but the raw energy of his 1950s performances and songs are long gone. An effective follow-up to the successful Elvis: That's the Way It Is, though with a different point of view (the title is self-explanatory) and a different set of key personnel. This time the directors are the "rockumentary" team Pierre Adidge and Robert Abel, who had filmed the Joe Cocker/Leon Russell tour as Mad Dogs and Englishmen. The then-fashionable multiscreen technique here becomes tiresome: the King only needs one (central) screen to himself. Nevertheless, the material (29 songs, no less) is mesmerising for fans, and there's also a skilfully assembled trawl through Elvis's earlier life for non-devotees. Interesting to note that a youngster in the cutting rooms graduated from a similiar role on the multiscreen Woodstock: an assistant film editor named Martin Scorsese.


Rock 'n' roll's biggest superstar performing at concerts throughout the USA. Featuring James Burton's guitar-playing skills and an early Presley performance on the Ed Sullivan show. Directed by Pierre Adidge and Robert Abel.

Cast & Crew

Elvis Presley Elvis Presley
Director Pierre Adidge
Director Robert Abel

Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: MGM - EMI Available on: Available on video


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