Elvis: Rise of the King

Elvis: Rise of the King

Series 1 - Episode 1

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Summary

Biopic chronicling the early life and rise to fame of Elvis Presley. A white teenager from a poor family, Elvis developed a unique sound, strongly influenced by his experience of gospel and black blues musicians. His music, good looks and gyrating hips drive teenagers wild, but cause controversy. This first of two parts reveals his close relationships with his family, producer Sam Phillips, manager `Colonel' Tom Parker, his foray into Hollywood and his recruitment into the army. Includes authentic locations and original recordings.
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