I've been in Memphis with my band The Dodge Brothers recording an album at Sun Studio where Elvis Presley recorded his first hits. He also made 33 films during his career but are any of them any good?

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  • Comment number 83. Posted by Scousedog2

    on 12 May 2012 19:13

    He was great in Summer Holiday

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  • Comment number 82. Posted by DonDraper

    on 20 Apr 2012 10:05

    Viva Las Vegas is fun, Jailhouse Rock and King Creole are good and I was surprised how much I enjoyed Roustabout. GI Blues and Blue Hawaii are good Sunday afternoon watches. 'That's the Way It Is' is a great movie in my opinion.

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  • Comment number 81. Posted by Bud White

    on 18 Apr 2012 11:20

    I remember first watching the Elvis films as a kid. They were on everyday during the summer holidays and I'd never go out until the Elvis film had finished, loved them. Elvis, Muhammad Ali and Evel Knievel are the first famous people I remember. I have a King Creole poster in my living room now.

    He was great in Bubba Ho-Tep as well.

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  • Comment number 80. Posted by jwebb66

    on 11 Apr 2012 19:23

    I love Elvis, as every right-minded music fan should. Elvis In Memphis being one of the greatest rock and roll/white soul LPs. And I find the stories about Tom Parker's control of him, especially in the later years, too depressing.

    I may have my facts wrong, but I'm pretty sure John Carpenter, perhaps after Halloween - when he had a bit of clout, was set on directing a magnificent western which would have starred the King and a pretty elderly John Wayne. Carpenter's favourite movie is Rio Bravo, so it would have probably been along those lines. Not sure why he couldn't get it off the ground. No doubt Parker had some objection ...

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  • Comment number 79. Posted by Tel-X

    on 10 Apr 2012 21:50

    Oh, and the award for 'Best Elvis Documentary' goes to... 'Elvis In Jarrow'!

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  • Comment number 78. Posted by Tel-X

    on 10 Apr 2012 21:48

    'Bubba Ho-Tep'... surely Elvis' (& JFK's) finest..?

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  • Comment number 77. Posted by lbw

    on 10 Apr 2012 20:31

    I remember that Joe Queenan wrote that Elvis, *in his spare time* from being the greatest rock'n'roller ever appeared in 33 of the worst movies ever made. He didn't believe this record could be broken. . .but had his eye on Madonna as a possible rival (this was back in the '90s. . .). For what it's worth, I think Jailhouse Rock is great, and am inexplicably fond of Blue Hawaii.

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  • Comment number 76. Posted by tervor2

    on 9 Apr 2012 19:17

    Flaming Star is the only one for me.

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  • Comment number 75. Posted by Mike

    on 9 Apr 2012 02:44

    Mark, I recently came across and old Radio 1 recoding of you and Lard where you complete flip out over some comment about "chickens dancing on a hot biscuit tin," you star screaming "THAT'S MY BREAKING POINT! I CAME 200 MILES FOR THIS, SOD YOU, SOD YOU, I QUIT!" I kind of doubt that of all of the comments this one will be answered, but I'm curious....

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  • Comment number 74. Posted by Theragpicker

    on 8 Apr 2012 09:56

    Widds (Comment 71) took the words right out of my mouth! Great shout!!

    Soft spots for G.I. Blues and Love Me Tender!

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