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Happy Birthday Elvis Presley! TCM Airs Movie Marathon for King's 75th

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Jan 7th 2010 7:00PM
Elvis in 'Blue Hawaii.' Had Elvis Presley never left the proverbial building, he would be celebrating his 75th birthday tomorrow. In commemoration of his life and his work in entertainment, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has dedicated a whole "King-a-thon" in memory of the late singer.

It's a hunka hunka burning schedule that true Elvis fans will not want to miss.Elvis in 'Blue Hawaii.' Had Elvis Presley never left the proverbial building, he would be celebrating his 75th birthday tomorrow. In commemoration of his life and his work in entertainment, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has dedicated a whole "King-a-thon" in memory of the late singer.

It's a hunka hunka burning schedule that true Elvis fans will not want to miss.

6:15AM 'Harum Scarum' (1965)
An American film star (Elvis) is kidnapped in the Middle East.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries, Michael Ansara Dir: Gene Nelson

7:45AM 'Kissin' Cousins' (1964)
A singing military officer (Elvis) gets mixed up with his look-alike hillbilly cousin.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Glenda Farrell, Jack Albertson Dir: Gene Nelson

9:30AM 'Spinout' (1966)
A singing race-car driver (Elvis) has to choose among three amorous females.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Deborah Walley Dir: Norman

11:15AM 'Roustabout' (1964)
A female carnival owner hires a hot-blooded young singer (Elvis) to save her touring show.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson Dir: John Rich

1:00PM 'Girl Happy' (1965)
A rock singer (Elvis) is hired to chaperone a gangster's daughter in Fort Lauderdale.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone, Gary Crosby Dir: Boris Sagal

2:45PM 'Speedway' (1968)
A race car driver (Elvis) tries to outrun the beautiful tax auditor out to settle his account.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon Dir: Norman Taurog

4:30PM 'Blue Hawai' (1961)
A Hawaiian playboy (Elvis) defies his possessive mother to take a job with a tourist agency.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Nancy Walters, Roland Winters Dir: Norman Taurog

6:15PM 'Viva Las Vegas' (1964)
A race-car driver falls for a pretty swimming instructor (Elvis... j/k) who wants him to slow down his career.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest Dir: George Sidney

8:00PM 'Elvis on Tour' (1972)
Extensive concert footage highlights this documentary about the King's touring in the early '70s.
Cast: Elvis Presley Dir: Robert Abel

10:00PM 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is 2001' (2001)
Restored version of the King's classic Vegas concert film.
Cast: Elvis Presley. Dir: Denis Sanders.

12:00PM 'Jailhouse Rock' (1957)
After learning to play the guitar in prison, a young man (Elvis) becomes a rock 'n roll sensation.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaugn Taylor Dir: Richard Thorpe

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