Loving You

  • 1957
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Elvis Presley's second film was a fictionalized version of how he made it to the top. He's cast as Deke Rivers, a young Texas truckdriver who becomes a singing sensation overnight. After delivering a load at a political rally, Deke is talked into doing a number by press agent Glenda (Lizabeth Scott) and bandleader Tex (Wendell Corey). Naturally, he's a...read more

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Elvis Presley's second film was a fictionalized version of how he made it to the top. He's cast as Deke Rivers, a young Texas truckdriver who becomes a singing sensation overnight. After delivering a load at a political rally, Deke is talked into doing a number by press agent Glenda

(Lizabeth Scott) and bandleader Tex (Wendell Corey). Naturally, he's a big hit and they ask him to join Tex's band. Soon Deke is a statewide sensation. He falls for Susan (Dolores Hart), a singer with the band, but is also drawn to Glenda, whose talent for staging publicity stunts is increasing

Deke's fame. When Deke is booked for a big one-man show at a theater outside Dallas, Glenda pulls off another promotional gimmick, buying Deke a fancy car and telling the press it's a gift from an anonymous rich widow, but she has to fire Susan in order to pay for the vehicle. When Deke discovers

that Tex and Glenda used to be married, he takes off, but Glenda finds him and brings him back for the big show. By the fade, Deke ends up with Susan, a TV contract, and down-home values intact, while Glenda and Tex reunite. LOVING YOU is one of Presley's better films. He gives a fine performance,

both in the great concert scenes and in the dramatic ones; Hal Kanter directs with vigor. Presley sings some great songs including "Loving You" (Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller), "Teddy Bear" (Karl Mann, Bernie Lowe), "Lonesome Cowboy" (Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett), "Got a Lot of Livin' to Do" (A.

Schroeder, Ben Weisman), "Party" (Jessie Mae Robinson), "Mean Woman Blues" (Claude DeMetrius), and "Hot Dog" (Lieber, Stoller). Look for Elvis' beloved mom as an extra.

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