Elvis on Tour

Elvis on Tour

Pierre Adidge (1972)

89min
A Certificate
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Review

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.

Summary

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: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: MGM - EMIAvailable on: video
Documentary