Elvis Day On Turner UK

On August 16, the UK oldies movie channel "Turner Classic Movies" will be all Elvis. The movies shown are: 16 August 2006 05:00 Harum Scarum Elvis Presley is the matinee idol who finds himself caught up in a web of intrigue when assassins try to force him to bump off the ruler of a desert kingdom. Director: Gene Nelson (1965) 06:30 Stay Away, Joe Elvis Presley stars as an Indian with rodeo skills who's both diplomat and lover as he fights for his tribe and romances Joan Blondell's daughter. Director: Peter Tewksbury (1968) 08:15 Double Trouble Elvis Presley attracts the amorous attentions of a young heiress while he's touring Britain. Enjoyable musical romp includes the classic 'Long Legged Girl'. Director: Norman Taurog (1967) 09:55 Joe Esposito on Elvis - Little Off Set Elvis' best friend and former manager Joe Esposito talks about the life and career of his friend, 'the King'. 10:00 The Trouble With Girls Lively Elvis romp, with The King as the head of a travelling 1920s medicine show whose life is spiced up by numerous encounters with the opposite sex. Director: Peter Tewksbury (1969) 11:50 Girl Happy Romance is sure to blossom on the sunny beaches of Florida as Elvis Presley is hired to 'babysit' the beautiful, brainy daughter of a nightclub-owner boss. Director: Boris Sagal (1965) 13:30 Jailhouse Rock The ultimate Presley big-screen offering, with 'The King' rockin' both the prison and the music world in the movie that many consider to be his best. Director: Richard Thorpe (1957) 15:15 Elvis on Tour Award-winning documentary film which follows the King of rock 'n' roll on and off the stage. Director: Robert Abel, Pierre Adidge (1972) 16:55 Little Off Set - Kurt Russell On Elvis Actor Kurt Russell discusses his admiration for Elvis' acting abilities, and the affect 'The King of Rock 'n' Roll' has made on his life. 17:05 It Happened at the World's Fair There's romance in store for Elvis Presley in this actioner set at Seattle's World Fair, with 'The Pelvis' as a daredevil pilot falling for a pretty nurse. Director: Norman Taurog (1963) 19:00 Little Off Set - Memories Of Elvis: An Interview With David Stanley David Stanley shares his personal memories of his stepbrother, Elvis Presley. 19:10 Viva Las Vegas Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley star in this musical of an ambitious racing driver who takes a job in a casino to fund his entry to the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Director: George Sidney (1964) 20:55 Joe Esposito on Elvis - Little Off Set Elvis' best friend and former manager Joe Esposito talks about the life and career of his friend, 'the King'. 21:00 Elvis: That's the Way It Is Acclaimed documentary of The King's later years, a compelling portrait of his life on and off stage, and his legendary Las Vegas performances. Director: Denis Sanders (1970) 22:45 Speedway Nancy Sinatra is the IRS agent who brings even more trouble for stock-car racer Elvis Presley when he discovers that his manager has been swindling him. Director: Norman Taurog (1968) 00:30 Live a Little, Love a Little Elvis Presley stars as a playboy photographer who finds himself amorously ensnared by a vivid young woman who has designs on his bachelorhood. Director: Norman Taurog (1968) 02:00 Kissin' Cousins There's double trouble for Elvis Presley as a US Airforce officer who must persuade his look-a-like cousin to allow a missile base to be built on his farm. Director: Gene Nelson (1964) 03:30 Girl Happy Romance is sure to blossom on the sunny beaches of Florida as Elvis Presley is hired to 'babysit' the beautiful, brainy daughter of a nightclub-owner boss. Director: Boris Sagal (1965)
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Jul 31, 2006 
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Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2006report abuse
it's a shame I don't have TCM anymore, but it's a real delight I recorded lots of elvis movies from TCM on dvd! and fortunately I didn't miss Charro on the BBC a lot of years ago, now I have a copy on dvd.
shaneleebrown (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 2, 2006report abuse
The TCM print of Speedway looked gorgeous a few weeks ago.
gilesm (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 1, 2006report abuse
A few years ago, Turner showed Charro! but I did not have a subscription at the time so I missed the chance to record it. I was really hoping they would show it again this year, but no luck. I was also hoping for 'Tickle Me' but again no luck. In fact these offerings are the same movies that TCM recycle at the rate of one a week over the last year or so, often on a Sunday. Never mind, perhaps BBC2 will show Charro! again sometime. I live in hope of that or a DVD release (a 'real' one that is). And yes, the right aspect ratio would be good. Last time the showed 'Stay Away', it was in the right Aspect, it was fantastic. Luckily I recorded that one on DVD. I will set the recorder just in case, but the last Turner showings of 'Girl Happy', 'Kissin Cousins' and 'Live a Little etc' were all in the dreaded 4:3 cropped versions.
David Brys (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 1, 2006report abuse
There are some films which haven't even been officially released on DVD in zone 2 or all regions! (like Girl Happy and Stay Away, Joe) Come on boys! Burn those classics on them discs! We need them, man! ;-)
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 31, 2006report abuse
What a Feast! and why are GIRL HAPPY; Stay Away Joe; LIVE A LITTLE LOVE A LITTLE; Kissin Cousins and ELVIS ON TOUR still not on DVD?? And what is this LITTLE OFF SET?
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 31, 2006report abuse
Girl Happy is listed twice. Is that right? Very nice TCM.
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 31, 2006report abuse
Maybe we should email TCM and ask them to show Girl Happy & Kissin Cousins in the proper widescreen ration, instead of old versions that they have used for the last few years. The girl at the start of Girl happy looks about 7ft tall!

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