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Loving You(1957)

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- The working titles of this film were The Lonesome Cowboy, Running Wild, Stranger in Town and Something for the Girls. Hollywood Reporter news items mistakenly list Walter Lang as the film's cinematographer, a position actually held by Charles Lang, Jr. According to the file on the film in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, the following songs were submitted for use in Loving You, but were not present in the viewed print: "We're Gonna Live It Up," words and music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; "Candy Kisses," words and music by George Morgan; "Fireworks," words and music by Aaron Schroeder and Ben Weisman; and "Detour," words and music by Paul Westmoreland.
       This film marked Elvis Presley's second screen appearance and his first starring role. He made his film debut months earlier in M-G-M's Love Me Tender . Loving You was the first of ten films that Presley made for Paramount. According to modern sources, Presley signed a three-film, non-exclusive contract with producer Hal Wallis. Loving You also marked the feature film debut of actress Dolores Hart, who also co-starred with Presley in King Creole. After appearing in several additional films, Hart retired from the screen in 1963 and became a Benedictine Nun. Modern sources include Elvis's parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, in the cast. Some biographers claim that, following his mother's death, Presley refused to watch Loving You again.