On October 21, 1957 Elvis Presley’s third major motion picture opened in theaters everywhere.
Filmed in black and white, this was MGM’s first production to use the newly developed 35mm anamorphic lens built by Panavision.
Originally titled The Hard Way, the film would be re-named for it’s hit song and dance number, which would later be cited as one of Presley’s greatest on-screen moments of all time.
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The soundtrack included the following songs in addition to the principal hit:
- “One More Day”
- “Young and Beautiful”
- “I Want to Be Free”
- “Don’t Leave Me Now”
- “Treat Me Nice”
- “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care”
The plot begins after Elvis’s character Vince Everette accidentally kills another man in a drunken brawl.
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Take a trip down memory lane with a color version of the film’s hit song!