Elvis Presley - This Is Elvis (Selections From the Original Sound Track)

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Posted on Thu, 12/31/2015 - 4:01pm
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This Is Elvis is a 1981 documentary film directed by Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo, based on the life of Elvis Presley. It combined archival footage with reenactments, and voice-over narration by pop singer Ral Donner, imitating Presley's speaking voice. It was screened out of competition at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. The film grossed $2 million at the box office in the U.S./Canada, ranking #92 for 1981.

For the reenactment scenes, Presley was portrayed in the film by four actors:

  • Paul Boensch II as Presley at age 10 (Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1946)
  • David Scott as Presley at age 18 (Memphis in 1953, singing in high school, and at a Sun recording session; vocals by [David Scott])
  • Dana MacKay as Presley at age 35
  • Johnny Harra as Presley at age 42 (Opening credits, August 16, 1977 death scene from extended version)

Other narrators provided voice-over narrations for Vernon Presley, Gladys Presley, and Priscilla Presley. Presley's former road manager Joe Esposito and girlfriend Linda Thompson provided their own narrations. Presley receives credit only in the extended version prepared for cable and later home video release.

RCA Records released a two-disc soundtrack album for the film in 1981, featuring the first official release of several of Presley's 1950s television appearances as well as other previously unreleased performances. The soundtrack was certified Gold on August 6, 2002 by the RIAA.

A two-disc DVD set of the film was released on August 7, 2007 commemorating the 30th anniversary of Presley's death. Disc 1 features the original version shown in theaters, Disc 2 includes the extended version with 45 extra minutes of footage.

This Is Elvis is the only Presley movie produced and released by Warner Brothers. Warner Bros. also currently owns other titles with Presley via purchasing Turner Entertainment, including Presley's Metro Goldwyn Mayer films and National General Pictures' Charro!.


1(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame2:06
2Moody Blue2:49
3That's All Right1:54
4Shake, Rattle & Roll - Flip, Flop & Fly2:43
5Heartbreak Hotel2:02
6Hound Dog2:48
7Excerpt From Hy Gardner Interview1:57
8My Baby Left Me2:11
9Merry Christmas Baby2:49
10Mean Woman Blues2:32
11Don't Be Cruel3:30
12(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear1:46
13Jailhouse Rock2:25
14Army Swearing In0:28
15G.I. Blues2:36
16Departure For Germany0:51
17Excerpt From Home From Germany Press Conference1:31
18Too Much Monkey Business2:09
19Love Me Tender2:41
20I've Got A Thing About You Baby1:35
21I Need Your Love Tonight2:03
22Blue Suede Shoes2:31
23Viva Las Vegas2:13
24Suspicious Minds0:19
25Promised Land1:57
26Excerpt From Madison Square Garden Press Conference1:16
27Always On My Mind3:01
28Are You Lonesome Tonight?2:57
29My Way3:44
30An American Trilogy4:31


This Is Elvis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Elvis https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/