Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Elvis Presley: The Searcher

HBO Documentary Films (2018)
USA | English | Color | 1h 49min

He was a boy from Tupelo who grew up to become the biggest star in music. Along the way, he absorbed a staggering range of influences, creating a revolutionary sound in his lifelong search for self-expression.

Following his creative journey from childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions, two-part presentation "Elvis Presley: The Searcher" includes stunning atmospheric shots taken inside Graceland, Elvis’ iconic home, and features more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him.

Cast View all

Steve Allen Himself (archive footage)
Ann-Margret Herself (archive footage)
Chet Atkins Himself (archive footage)
Chris Bearde Himself
Chuck Berry Himself (archive footage)
Steve Binder Himself
Bill Black Himself (archive footage)
Hal Blaine Himself
Mae Boren Axton Herself (archive footage)
David Briggs Himself
Tony Brown Himself
Nik Cohn Himself
James Cotton Himself (archive footage)
Floyd Cramer Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Crudup Himself (archive footage)
Elvis Presley Himself
Emmylou Harris Herself
Priscilla Presley Herself
Tom Petty Himself

Crew View all

Director Thorn Zimny
Writers Alan Light
Producers Kary Antholis, Thom Zimny, Ernst Jørgensen, Zachary Russo
Photographers Luke Geissbuhler

Episodes View details

1 Part 1 110 min | Apr 13, 2018

The early life of singer Elvis Presley, from his musical beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi, and Memphis Tennessee, to his unprecedented rise in fame in 1956. Following a string of hit records and memorable TV performances, Elvis becomes a movie star.

2 Part 2 110 min | Apr 13, 2018

A string of lightweight movies in the 1960s stunts Elvis' musical growth and alienates many fans. The singer has a triumphant TV comeback in 1963. A grueling concert schedule and an increased reliance on prescription drugs takes a toll on Elvis.


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