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Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981)

After celebrating from his wife Priscilla in February 1972, Elvis Presley begins a love affair with Linda Thompson, a young beauty pageant contestant who became his live-in girlfriend and ... See full summary »

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Gus Trikonis

Writer:

Julia Cameron
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Linda Thompson
Don Johnson ... Elvis Presley
Ann Dusenberry ... Jeannie
Rick Lenz ... David Briggs (as Richard Lenz)
Ann Wedgeworth ... Aunt Betty
Richard Herd ... Thompson
Jay W. MacIntosh ... Mrs. Thompson
Ruta Lee ... Su-Su
Edward Edwards ... Sam Thompson
John Crawford ... Vernon Presley
Darrell Fetty ... Pete Moore
Richard Winterstein Richard Winterstein ... Bobby Farr
Gary Lee Davis Gary Lee Davis ... Ray
John Ashton ... Jake
Bobbi Jordan Bobbi Jordan ... Pregnant Woman
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After celebrating from his wife Priscilla in February 1972, Elvis Presley begins a love affair with Linda Thompson, a young beauty pageant contestant who became his live-in girlfriend and travelling companion for four of the last five years of his life. Written by GusF

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis ja kaunotar See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Don Johnson gained 40 pounds to portray Elvis in this film. See more »

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The King of Rock 'n' Roll pursues and captures an innocent heart.
12 August 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

In 1972, after his wife left to go her own way, Elvis Presley began dating Linda Thompson. Miss Thompson, a good-humored, long haired, lovely, statuesque beauty queen, is charted to fill a void in Elvis' life. When Elvis' divorce became final, Linda was already in place as the legendary performer's live-in girlfriend and travel companion until 1976.

This is a gaudy look at their love affair and companionship. Linda whole-heartedly tending to her lover's needs and desires. And even putting up with his swallowing medications by the handful and introducing her to her own love affair with valium. At times this movie is harsh and dark of heart; a very unattractive look at the 'King' and his queen.

Don Johnson is absolutely awful as Elvis. Over acting to the hilt is not attractive. Stephanie Zimbalist lacks the classiness of Linda, but does the job pretty well. Supporting cast includes: John Crawford, Ruta Lee, and Rick Lenz. Watching this twice is more than enough for me, but don't let this review stop you from checking it out. For most Elvis fans that I have conferred with, this is not a favored presentation.


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