1 - love me tender
(20th century fox)
elvis as a
southerner in trouble with the north:
he is the youngest
of four brothers pursued by
union troops after
the civil war
this is the only
movie in which he died on screen.
The Songs: We're gonna move,
love me tender, let me, poor boy.
2 - loving you (1957)
elvis plays a country boy who sings his way
to fame and fortune.
The Songs: got a lot o' livin' to do, party,
teddy bear, hot dog,
lonesome cowboy, mean woman blues, loving you.
3 - jailhouse rock (1957)
elvis gains fame by singing but loses his
soul because he is so greedy
a career-threatening accident brings him to
The Songs: young and beautiful, i want to be
free, don't leave me now,
treat me nice, jailhouse rock, baby i don't care.
king creole (1958)
sauntering the mean streets of new orleans
elvis battles hoods, meets a hooker with a heart of
and winds up with a woman of virtue.
(originally acquired as a vehicle for james dean)
The Songs: crawfish, steadfast, loyal and true,
lover doll, trouble,
dixieland rock, young dreams, new orleans, hard
headed woman, king creole,
don't ask me why, as long as i have you.
cut from movie: danny.
5 - gi blues (1960)
elvis plays a soldier who bets his
buddies he can
bed the showgirl with the five-foot-long
he wins her by earnestly diapering a
The Songs: what's she really like, gi blues, doin
the best i can, blue suede shoes,
frankfort special, shoppin' around, tonight is so
right for love, wooden heart,
pocketful of rainbows, big boots, didja ever.
cut from movie: tonight's all right for
6 - flaming star (1960)
(20th century fox)
in a role written for marlon brando, elvis
plays a half-breed
in the middle of a small-town texas race
war, his most
earnest acting job, and one of his few
The songs: flaming star, a cane and a high
cut from movie: britches, summer kisses
winter tears, black star.
7 - wild in the country (1961)
(20th century fox)
elvis as a punk on probation who learns
society from psychiatric social worker hope
she uncovers his writing talent.
The songs: Wild in the country, i slipped i
stumbled i fell, in my way, husky dusky day.
cut from movie: lonely man, forget me
8 - blue hawaii (1961)
elvis wants to prove he can make it on his
he chooses a career as a tourist guide,
after much parent-son strife
he reconciles with his family by agreeing
to do all the travel
arrangements for a convention of his
father's pineapple employees.
(elvis's biggest box-office success)
The songs: blue hawaii, almost always true,
aloha-oe, no more,
can't help falling in love, rock-a-hula baby,
moonlight swim, ku-u-i-po, ito eats,
slicin' sand, hawaiian sunset, beach boy
blues, island of love, hawaiian
cut from movie: steppin' out of line.
9 - follow that dream (1962)
when their jalopy runs out of gas, elvis
and his wacky white-trash
relatives decided to homestead in florida.
but a nearby craps game keeps them
awake at night. using judo, elvis routs the
gamblers, then does battle against
the stats welfare system that wants to take
his adopted child away
The Songs: what a wonderful life, i'm not the
marrying kind, sound advice,
follow that dream, angel, on top of old smokey.
cut from movie: a whistling tune.
10 - kid galahad (1962)
as a guy with a great set of pipes, an iron
jaw, and anvil hands
elvis breezes unscathed through the violent
and corrupt boxing underworld
wins the big fight, and marries the girl.
The songs: king of the whole wide world, this is
living, riding the rainbow,
home is where the heart is, i got lucky, a
11 - girls!girls!girls! (1962)
elvis saves his charter fishing boat from a
rich man who cares nothing about
the sea, sage oriental advice is dispensed
by benson fong.
The Songs: girls!girls!girls!, i don't wanna be
tied, where do you come from,
i don't want to, we'll be together, a boy like me
a girl like you, earth boy,
return to sender, because of love, thanks to the
rolling sea, song of the shrimp,
the walls have ears, we're coming in loaded,
dainty little moonbeams.
cut from movie: plantation rock, mama.
12 - it happened at the world's fair (1963)
a pilot with no money and no plane, elvis
hangs out at the seattle world's fair
where he falls in love with the nurse at
the first-aid station and feeds endless
amounts of junk food to an orpanhed chinese
The songs: beyond the bend, relax, take me to the
fair, they remind me too much of you,
one broken heart for sale, i'm falling in love
tonight, cotton candy land,
a world of our own, how would you like to be,
13 - fun in acapulco (1963)
elvis gets a job as a lifeguard at an
acapulco hotel and finds himself caught
between an amorous lady bullfighter and the
hotel's social director. he triumphs
over acrophobia by jumping off the cliffs
of "la quebrada" into the raging sea
The Songs: fun in acapulco, vino dinero y amor, i
think i'm gonna like it here,
mexico, el toro, marguerita, the bullfighter was
a lady, no room to rhumba in a sports car,
bossa nova baby, you can't say no in acapulco.
14 - kissin' cousins (1964)
elvis in a double-role: a blonde hillbilly
and a black haired army officer
dark elvis must convince light elvis that
it's okay to build a nuclear missile
silo near the family's moonshine still.
The songs: kissin' cousins, smokey mountain boy,
one boy two little girls,
catchin' on fast, tender feeling, barefoot
ballad, once is enough,
there's gold in the mountain, kissin' cousins
cut from movie: anyone.
15 - viva las vegas (1964)
race car driver elvis falls in love with
hotel swimming instructor ann-margret
when his money gets sucked down the drain
of the swimming pool
he takes a job as a waiter and competes
with ann-margret in the employees'
talent contest, he enters the race and
wins, and marries ann-margret.
The Songs: viva las vegas, yellow rose of texas -
the eyes of texas, the lady loves me,
c'mon everybody, today tomorrow and forever,
what'd i say, santa lucia,
if you think i don't need you, i need somebody to
cut from movie: you're the boss, do the
vega, night life.
16 - roustabout (1964)
elvis goes from singing shill in a
fortune-teller's teahouse to carnival roustabout
where his musical talent keep the midway
The Songs: roustabout, poison ivy league, wheels
on my heels, it's a wonderful life,
it's carnival time, carny town, one track heart,
hard knocks, little egypt,
big love big heartache, there's a brand new day
on the horizon.
cut from movie: i'm a roustabout.
17 - girl happy (1965)
elvis is hired as a chaperone for the nubile daughter of
a chicago nightclub owner with underworld connections. the
girl gets drunk in
fort lauderdale, and winds up in jail, big frank is angry,
elvis when he realizes that elvis means well.
The songs: girl happy,
spring fever, fort lauderdale chamber of commerce,
startin' tonight, wolf call, do not disturb, cross
my heart and hope to die,
the meanest girl in town, do the clam, puppet on a
string, i've got to find my baby.
18 - tickle me (1965)
elvis as an out-of-work rodeo cowboy at an
all-girl beauty spa
he escapes a dozen man-hungry woman in
jogging suits, falls for the physical
instructor, and stumbles upon a zillion
dollars' worth of hidden gold.
The songs: long lonely highway, it feels so
right, easy question, dirty dirty feeling,
put the blame on me, i'm yours, night rider, i
feel that i've known you forever,
slowly but surely. (no songs were originally
recorded for this film)
19 - harum scarum (1965)
decked out in caftan and turban, elvis is a moviestar
publicizing his new film
who gets kidnapped by evildoers, meets beautiful princess
and karate-chops his way out of the arab world.
(elvis made this movie because it fullfilled his boyhood
fantasy of being valentino)
the songs: harem holiday, my desert serenade, go
east young man, mirage, kismet,
shake that tambourine,
hey little girl, golden coins, so close yet so far
cut from movie: animal instinct, wisdom
of the ages.
20 - frankie and johnny (1966)
when frankie shoots johnny because she is
jealous of nellie bly
he is saved by his lucky cricket pendant.
the songs: come along, petunia the gardener's
daughter, chesay, what every woman lives for,
frankie and johnny, look out broadway, beginner's
luck, down by the riverside -
when the saints go marching in, shout it out,
please don't stop loving me, everybody come
21 - paradise, hawaiian style (1966)
fired as an airlines pilot for kissing a
stewardess, elvis returns to his
native hawaii and starts a helicopter taxi
the songs: paradise, hawaiian style, queenie
wahine's papaya, scratch my back,
drums of the islands, a dog's life, datin', house
stop where you are, this is my heaven.
cut from movie: sand castles.
22 - spinout (1966)
elvis is persued by a millionaire's
daughter, a drummer, and a feminist
author researching a book called "the
the songs: spinout, stop look and listen, adam
and evil, all that i am,
never say yes, am i ready, beach shack,
smorgasboard, i'll be back.
23 - easy come, easy go (1967)
elvis the frogman demolition expert in
search of burried treasure
(on land) he encouters a kooky yoga
instructor & body painters.
the songs: easy come easy go, the love machine,
yoga is as yoga does,
you gotta stop, sing you children,
i'll take love.
cut from movie: she's a machine.
24 - double trouble (1967)
elvis is persued across the continent by
sexy girls in miniskirts
the bumbling wiere brothers, smugglers, and
angry uncle gerald.
the songs: double trouble, baby if you'll give me
all of your love,
could i fall in love, long legged girl,
city by night, old macdonald,
i love only one girl, there is so much world to see.
cut from movie: it won't be long.
25 - clambake (1967)
elvis is a rich guy trades indentities with
a poor guy so that people will
like him for himself instead of his money.
a gold-digger girl who
wants to fall in love a rich
guy falls for elvis.
the songs: clambake, who needs money, a house
that has everything, confidence,
you don't know me, hey hey hey, the girl i never
cut from movie: how can you lose what you
26 - stay away, joe (1968)
elvis is an indian: brown -skinned,
hot-blooded and hard-drinking
elvis sings to "dominick" the bull. a
family pet who gets eaten by
drunken indians who mistake him for a cow.
the song: stay away, stay away joe, all i needed
was the rain, dominic.
cut from movie: goin' home.
27 - speedway (1968)
race car driver elvis is investigated by
white-booted IRS agent nancy sinatra
he sings about how it is to pay taxes to
the songs: speedway, let yourself go, your time
hasn't come yet baby,
he's your uncle not your dad, who are you, there
ain't nothing like a song.
cut from movie: five sleepy heads,
28 - live a little, love a little (1968)
fashion photographer is persued by a
man-hungry woman and
her "great dane" (a dog). the pressure is
so heavy that he has
a surrealistic dream in which his dance
partner wears a dog suit.
the songs: wonderful world, edge of reality, a
little less conversation,
almost in love.
29 - charro (1969)
(national general pictures)
an hommage to clint eastwood westerns, with
and singing nothing more than the title
the song: charro.
cut from movie: let's forget about the
30 - the trouble with girls (1969)
murder, kidnapping, union problems, and
in the roaring twenties.
the songs: swing down sweet chariot, clean up
your own back yard, almost,
the whiffenpoof song, violet, signs of the
31 - change of habit (1969)
elvis the ghetto doctor teams up with three
many glimmers of "the real elvis" can be
seen in this picture.
the songs: change of habit, rubberneckin' have a
happy, let us pray.
cut from movie: let's be friends.
32 - that's the way
it is (1970)
documentary film: elvis on stage & backstage footage
the songs: mystery train-tiger man, words, the next step is love, polk
that's all right, little sister, what'd i say, stranger in the crowd,
how the web was woven, i just
can't help believin', you don't have to say you love,
bridge over troubled water,
you've lost that lovin' feelin', mary in the morning,
i've lost you, patch it up,
love me tender, sweet caroline, heartbreak hotel, one night,
blue suede shoes, all shook
up, suspicious minds, can't help falling in love.
elvis on tour (1972)
documentary film: elvis on stage & backstage
the songs: johnny b. goode, see see rider, polk
salad annie, separate ways,
proud mary, never been to spain, burning love,
rainy night in georgia, don't be cruel,
ready teddy, that's all right, lead me guide me,
bosom of abraham, love me tender,
until it's time for you to go, suspicious minds,
bridge over troubled water,
funny how time slips away, an american trilogy,
mystery train, i got a woman -
amen, a big hunk o' love, you gave me a mountain,
lawdy miss clawdy,
can't help falling in love, memories.