Filmography: Films casted by the Great Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley was not only a great singer and musician, but also a highly popular actor. A cultural icon, the King kicked off his acting career in 1956 and starred in 31 studio features many of which went on to be big hits and classics. Check out Elvis 's filmography and know about his movies. If you like this article on Elvis Presley's Filmography, click here and refer this article to your friends and loved ones. Celebrate Elvis Day with TheHolidaySpot!
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Change of Habit (1969)

Genre: Religious/Musical Drama
Director: William A. Graham
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair, Jane Elliot, Leora Dana
Release Year: 1969

Plot

Dr. John Carpenter (Elvis Presley) helps the economically disadvantaged in an inner-city medical clinic and also has an interest in Sister Michelle (Mary Tyler Moore), a speech therapist. Things take a turn when Michelle, along with the other sisters (Barbara McNair and Jane Elliot), is subjected to the criticism of the local parish priest (Regis Toomey) because they had been wearing regular clothes instead of the traditional dresses. This was Presley's last studio feature and he returned to live performances and recording for the remainder of his illustrious career.


The Trouble with Girls (1969)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Peter Tewksbury
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Marlyn Mason, Nicole Jaffe, Sheree North, Edward Andrews
Release Year: 1969

Plot

Walter Hale (Elvis Presley) is the manager of a chautauqua, a traveling show consisting of performances, lectures and entertainment. Along with manager Johnny (Edward Andrews), he helps some young kids break into show business. This brings him to a conflict with the union-organizing Charlene (Marilyn Mason). Besides Vincent Price, who appear as Mr. Morality, John Carradine, Sheree North and Dabney Coleman also appear in this forgettable film.


Charro! (1969)

Genre: Western
Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Ina Balin, Victor French, Lynn Kellogg, Barbara Werle
Release Year: 1969

Plot

Elvis Presley plays Jess Wade, a reformed gunfighter who is stalked and captured by his former band of outlaws. Vince (Victor French) is the leader of this gang which terrorizes a small town. The film has the look and feel of the popular spaghetti westerns of the time. Presley sings only one song (the title track) in this western saga.


Live A Little, Love A Little (1968)

Genre: Musical/Workplace Comedy
Director: Norman Taurog
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee, Dick Sargent
Release Year: 1968

Plot

Elvis Presley plays Greg Nolan, a photographer who divides his time working for a skin magazine and a conservative newspaper trying his best that none of them finds this out. Things get more complex
in this situation comedy when Greg falls in love with a fashion model (Michele Carey). Singing stars from two very different generations appear in the film.


Speedway (1968)

Genre: Action Musical
Director: Norman Taurog
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon
Release Year: 1968

Plot

Elvis Presley stars as Steve Grayson, a successful speedway driver and also a fine singer. All goes well until the tax return submitted by Steve's manager (Bill Bixby) is scrutinised by the IRS. Will Elvis be able to raise the $145,000 to pay his tax bill?


Stay Away, Joe (1968)

Genre: Western
Director: Peter Tewksbury
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell, Katy Jurado, Thomas Gomez
Release Year: 1968

Plot

A forgettable comedy starring Elvis Presley as Joe Lightcloud, a mixed-blood Indian with strong ties to his tribe and his father Charlie (Burgess Meredith). Joe tries to get government assistance for the tribe in exchange for permitting the local congressman to graze cattle on Indian land. Quentin Dean plays Maime, the object of Joe's affection and the daughter of Glenda (Joan Blondell), who owns the local saloon.


Clambake (1967)

Genre: Musical Comedy
Director: Arthur H. Nadel
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, Bill Bixby, Gary Merrill, James Gregory
Release Year: 1967

Plot

Scott Heyward(Elvis), is the son of a millionaire who is tired of woman fawning over him because of his wealth. He comes across Tom, who's on his way to his new job as a water skiing instructor at a hotel. Both are unhappy with their lives and decide to switch their identities and lives. Scott falls in love with Dianne who is trying to land a rich guy and asks Scott to help her snag playboy James Jamison. Contains two beautiful numbers "Who Needs Money" and "Confidence".


Double Trouble (1967)

Genre: Musical
Director: Norman Taurog
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Annette Day, John Williams, Yvonne Romain, Chips Rafferty
Release Year: 1967

Plot

Elvis is Guy Lambert, a musician who is in love with his great fan Jill Conway (Annette Day), a wealthy heiress. When a pair of hapless jewel thieves (Norman Rossington and Chips Rafferty) hide their loot in Guy's luggage, the poor singer becomes the unwitting target of three equally inept detectives (Harry, Herbert, and Sylvester Wiere). Elvis sings nine songs in the film, including "Long Legged Girls with Short Dresses On" and "Baby, if You Give Me All Your Love."


Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)

Genre: Musical/Adventure Comedy
Director: John Rich
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Dodie Marshall, Pat Priest, Pat Harrington, Jr., Elsa Lanchester, Frank McHugh, Skip Ward.
Release Year: 1967

Plot

This musical comedy finds Elvis as Ted Jackson, a former Navy frogman who juggles his twin careers of a deep sea diver and a nightclub singer. When Ted discovers what he believes could be a fortune in Spanish gold aboard a sunken ship he sets out to rescue it with the help of yoga expert Jo Symington (Dodie Marshall). However, Gil Carey (Skip Ward) is also after the treasure and uses his girlfriend Dina Bishop (Pat Priest) to foil Ted's plans. Elvis sings six tunes in this picture, including the deathless "Yoga Is as Yoga Does" and "The Love Machine."


Spinout (1966)

Genre: Musical Sports Drama
Director: Norman Taurog
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Deborah Walley, Dodie Marshall, Jack Mullaney, Carl Betz
Release Year: 1966

Plot

A winner at the box office, this typical Elvis musical romp has the king of rock and roll playing rock singer and race car driver Mike McCoy. Curly Jack Mullaney, Larry Jimmy Hawkins and the female tomboy drummer Les Deborah Walley are part of Mike's band. Mike is coveted by a bevy of beauties that include the intellectual journalist Diana St. Clair Diane McBain, Susan Dodie Marshall and the spoiled rich girl Cynthia Foxhugh Shelley Fabares. But he manages to marry them off to different paramours. When the attractive Susan arrives as a replacement drummer, Mike falls for her. A highlight of the film is Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", one of the 12 songs in the movie album. It was the only Dylan song ever recorded by Presley.


Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Genre: Musical comedy
Director: Michael D. Moore
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Suzanna Leigh, James Shigeta.
Release Year: 1966

Plot

A musical comedy starring Elvis as Rick Richards, a fired airline pilot who returns to his home in Hawaii and sets up a helicopter charter business with his buddy Danny Kohana (James Shigeta). When
Rick is grounded by government officials, Danny becomes overdue on a flight as he goes out in search of his friend.


Frankie and Johnny (1966)

Genre: Musical
Director: Frederick De Cordova
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan.
Release Year: 1966

Plot

A musical film starring Elvis Presley as Johnny, a riverboat gambler, and Donna Douglas, star of the hit television series - The Beverly Hillbillies, as Frankie. Complications arise when Johnny falls for a lucky redhead, Nellie Bly, instead of his beautiful blonde, Frankie.


Harum Scarum (1965)

Genre: Musical
Director: Gene Nelson
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries, Michael Ansara, Jay Novello, Billy Barty
Release Year: 1965

Plot

Elvis plays singer/actor Johnny Tyronne who is drugged and kidnapped to a mythical Middle East country while on a promotional tour of Pakistan. The scheming Zacha (Jay Novello) vows (for a price) to help Johnny and with the help of Baba (Billy Barty), tries to get Johnny back to his country. The film has Elvis showing off some neat karate moves and contains memorable songs like "Mirage" and "Hey Little Girl".

Tickle Me (1965)

Genre: Musical Comedy
Director: Norman Taurog
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney, Merry Anders
Release Year: 1965

Plot

A light musical comedy starring Elvis as a singing buck who gets a job at an all femme ranch & spa. After he makes a few dalliances with the girls and breaks their hearts, the crooner is sent away. But he returns again to rescue a pretty damsel from the hands of fortune-seeking baddies.

Girl Happy (1965)

Genre: Musical Romantic Comedy
Director: Boris Sagal
Main Cast: Fabrizio Mioni, Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone, Gary Crosby, Joby Baker
Release Year: 1965

Plot

"Girl Happy" has Elvis playing Rusty Wells, the leader of a four-piece rock group, consisting of Gary Crosby, Joby Baker and Jimmy Hawkins. Along with his buddies, Rusty is hired by Chicago gangster boss Big Frank (Harold J. Stone) to protect the virtue of Frank's cute daughter Valerie (Shelley Fabares). The girl falls in love with Rusty and complications follow. One of Elvis Presley's most popular films. Its title number is still remembered fondly.


Roustabout (1964)

Genre: Musical Romance
Director: John Rich
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson, Sue Ane Langdon
Release Year: 1964

Plot

Charlie Rogers (Elvis Presley) is a coffeehouse singer who joins a financially troubled carnival in Roustabout. He is hired by owner Maggie Morgan (Barbara Stanwyck) and soon catches the eye of his pretty female co-worker Cathy Lean (Joan Freeman). Cathy's irate father Joe (Leif Erickson) clashes with Charlie when he tries to romance his daughter, but Charlie's singing helps bring in the much-needed money for the failing carnival and keeps the wolves from the big tent show. A disagreement has Charlie joining another carnival before things are smoothed out. Watch for Raquel Welch and Terry Garr in bit parts. Presley delivers 11 songs, the highlight being the Mike Leiber/Jerry Stoller tune"Little Egypt". ~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide


Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Genre: Musical Romance
Director: George Sidney
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest, Nicky Blair
Release Year: 1964

Plot

Viva Las Vegas has Elvis playing a race-car driver competing in the Las Vegas Grand Prix opposite his principal rival, Cesare Danova. To raise money for his entry, Elvis takes a job as a casino waiter and ultimately falls in love with the indescribably gorgeous Ann-Margret. A major hit of Elvis, it remains one of his most popular films.


Kissin' Cousins (1964)

Genre: Musical
Director: Gene Nelson
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Glenda Farrell, Jack Albertson, Pamela Austin
Release Year: 1964

Plot

Elvis Presley plays a double role in the film. He appears as Air Force Lieutenant Josh Morgan who is sent by the U.S. government to try and secure the land owned by the hillbilly clan headed by Pappy Tatum (Arthur O'Connell) for a proposed missile base. Once there, Josh comes face-to-face with Jody Tatum, his blonde-haired look-alike. Glenda Farrell plays Ma Tatum. Maureen Reagan plays one of the Kittyhawks, a group of desperate, man-hungry females out to get some love.


Fun in Acapulco (1963)

Genre: Musical Drama
Director: Richard Thorpe
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cardenas, Paul Lukas, Larry Domasin, Alejandro Rey
Release Year: 1963

Plot

Elvis Presley stars as Mike Windgren, a former trapeze artist who has suffered from vertigo ever since he accidentally dropped his partner during a performance. He takes up work as a lifeguard/entertainer at an Acapulco resort and falls in love with social director Margarita Dauphine (Ursula Andress). With her help, he overcomes his fear of heights in a spectacular high-dive finale. "Vino, Dinero y Amor," "Marguerita," "Bossa Nova Baby" and the title tune are the popular Presley songs featured in the movie.


It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

Genre: Musical
Director: Norman Taurog
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood, Vicky Tiu, Edith Atwater, H.M. Wynant
Release Year: 1963

Plot

A box office dud, this Elvis Presley vehicle has him playing Mike Edwards, a pilot of a small plane with a faithful sidekick, Danny (Gary Lockewood), and a penchant for singing. When Mike finds Sue Lin (Vicky Tiu) temporarily abandoned at the Seattle Worlds Fair, he decides to help him. In the meantime, he also finds time for romance with an attractive nurse. A total of ten songs are there in the film, including the memorable "One Broken Heart for Sale".


Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

Genre: Musical Comedy
Director: Norman Taurog
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Laurel Goodwin
Release Year: 1962

Plot:

A 1962 musical comedy starring Elvis Presley as Ross Carpenter, a penniless fisherman who loves his life on the sea and dreams of owning his own boat. The film was shot on location in Hawaii.


Kid Galahad (1962)

Genre: Musical Sports Drama
Director: Phil Karlson
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman, Charles Bronson
Release Year: 1962

Plot

This musical boxing drama finds Walter Gulick (Elvis Presley) as a recently discharged soldier looking for work in New York's Catskill Mountains. When he trains for a big boxing match, he finds it fixed but battles his way to victory against overwhelming odds and an intimidating opponent. He exacts revenge on the men who broke his friend and trainer Lew's (Charles Bronson) hands. A major Elvis hit.


Follow That Dream: (1962)

Genre: Musical
Director: Gordon M. Douglas
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm, Joanna Moore, Jack Kruschen
Release Year: 1961

Plot

A light musical comedy about Toby Kwimper(Elvis), the most responsible member of an itinerant rural family comprising of Pop Kwimper (Arthur O'Connell) and nubile cousin Holly Jones (Anne Helm).
In an attempt to force the family off their land, social worker Alicia Claypool (Joanna Moore) tries to prove that Toby is "degenerate," but lands with egg on her face.


Blue Hawaii (1961)

Genre: Musical Romantic Comedy
Director: Norman Taurog
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Nancy Walters, Roland Winters, Angela Lansbury
Release Year: 1961

Plot

Chad Gates (Elvis), is the scion to a Hawaiian pineapple fortune. Chad's snooty mother (Angela Lansbury) wants Presley to take over the management of the family business, but he wants to rise on his own in the world. He lands a job at a tourist agency, and divides his attention between such lovelies as Joan Blackman and Nancy Walters. Steve Brodie, as ever, is on hand to inveigle Elvis into an outsized brawl. The title number (originally written in 1937 for Bing Crosby) and "Can't Help Falling in Love" are the song highlights of this film, which became one of Elvis Presley's most successful post-Army vehicles.

Wild in The Country (1961)

Genre: Musical Romance
Director: Philip Dunne
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, John Ireland, Rafer Johnson
Release Year: 1961

Plot

This Philip Dunne directed film finds Elvis as Glenn Talbot, a country boy with a problem temper and a yen for literary greatness. After Glenn is sent packing by his father for mixing it up one too many times with his brother, the court makes him a ward of his uncle. His inner turmoil leads him into therapy with the older and very attractive Irene (Hope Lange). Their strict patient-doctor relationship is misconstrued by their small town. When the two spend a platonic night in the same room in a motel, it sets tongues wagging with no one ready to believe about their innocence. Tuesday Weld as Noreen and Millie Perkins as Betty Lee appear as Glenn's romantic interests. With songs, carousing and fist fights, the movie treads to a happy resolution.


Flaming Star (1960)

Genre: Western
Director: Don Siegel
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Steve Forrest, Barbara Eden, Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta, Dolores Del Rio, John McIntire, Karl Swenson
Release Year: 1960

Plot

Based on a novel by Clair Huffaker, this tense Indian Western movie is the grittiest of Elvis Presley's post-Army films. Elvis plays Pacer Burton, a half-breed youth in the old West, torn between loyalty to the whites, as represented by his father (John McIntyre), and the Indians, represented by his mother (Dolores Del Rio). When the white settlers rise up in retaliation for a series of brutal Kiowa raids, Pacer's fortitude is put to a test. With moral support from his parents and his girlfriend (Barbara Eden), Pacer is forced to work things out himself.


G.I. Blues (1960)

Genre: Musical Romance
Director: Norman Taurog
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, Leticia Roman, James Douglas
Release Year: 1960

Plot

Elvis Presley stars as Tulsa McLean, a soldier stationed in Germany, who pulls strings to stage a big show for his fellow GI's. He also has a bet with his buddies that he can date "ice princess" entertainer Lili (Juliet Prowse). These give rise to complications in the plot. "Wooden Heart," "Blue Suede Shoes" and the title number are the song highlights of "G.I. Blues".


King Creole (1958)

Genre: Musical
Director: Michael Curtiz
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger
Release Year: 1958

Plot

Elvis plays a teenager named Danny Fisher, who is forced to drop out of school to help support his ineffective father (Dean Jagger). He is given a job as a singer by New Orleans salloonkeeper Charlie Le Grand (Paul Stewart). But local gang boss Maxie Fields (Walter Matthau), a shadowy figure from Danny's criminal past, tries to force Danny to sing at his establishment. He uses his seductive moll Ronnie (Carolyn Jones) to lure Danny, while Danny's true love Nellie (Dolores Hart) suffers on the sidelines. In addition to the nice musical numbers (which are cleverly integrated into the storyline), another highlight of the film is a brief fight between Elvis and Walter Matthau.


Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Genre: Musical Comedy
Director: Richard Thorpe
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughan Taylor, Jennifer Holden
Release Year: 1957

Plot

An Elvis classic, the film offers viewers the sensual, "dangerous" side of Elvis that had won the hearts of the kids. Presley plays Vince Everett, a young buck who accidentally kills a man while protecting the honor of a woman. Thrown into prison, Elvis strikes up a friendship with visionary fellow-con Mickey Shaughnessy and goes on to set up his own record company with pretty Judy Tyler. He loses his voice and gains it again to climb back up the charts and become a true friend and lover. One of the best of Elvis Presley's pre-Army films.

Loving You (1957)

Genre: Musical Drama
Director: Hal Kanter
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey, Dolores Hart, James Gleason
Release Year: 1957

Plot:

Elvis plays Deke Rivers, a delivery man who is discovered by publicist Glenda Markle and country-western musician Tex Warner. The two decide to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, giving him every break he deserves. But while Glenda leads him on with promises of a golden future, Deke falls for Susan, another singer in the group. Romantic complications arise as a result. Whom Deke shall choose is anybody's guess.


Love Me Tender (1956)

Genre: Musical Romantic Drama
Director: Robert D. Webb
Main Cast: Elvis Presley, Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Robert Middleton, William Campbell
Release Year: 1956

Plot:

This musical stars Elvis as Clint Reno. When his brother Vance comes back from the war, he finds that Clint has married his old girlfriend Cathy. As the family struggles to reach stability with this issue it is known that Vance is involved in the robbery of Federal Government money despite being a Confederate soldier. As Vance tries to return the money against the wishes of some of his fellow Confederates, there is a conflict of interest.




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