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Elvis Presley: 5 films to watch on the 37th anniversary of his death
Elvis Presley: 5 films to watch on the 37th anniversary of his death

Elvis Presley, who died on this date in 1977 at age 42, starred in 31 scripted motion pictures beginning with 1956's "Love Me Tender" and ending with a thud with 1969's "Change of Habit." Because so many of his later films were so bad, including such turkeys as 1965's "Harum Scarum," 1966's "Frankie and Johnny" and 1969's "Charro!," Presley is often given short shrift as a film actor. Though he never found the film that really stretched him as an actor, Presley acquited himself quite nicely in several musicals and dramas working with such noted directors as Michael Curtiz ("King Creole"), Don Siegel...

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