Directed by Denis Sanders
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Editing by Henry Berman
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date November 11, 1970
Running time 108 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The opening credits sequence contains footage of Elvis' show at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix on September 9, 1970. This was the first show of Elvis' first tour in 13 years.
Elvis and his band are seen rehearsing for the Las Vegas engagement at MGM Studios in Culver City, California. There are scenes of Elvis running through such tunes as "I Just Can't Help Believing", "What'd I Say", "Little Sister", "Words", "That's All Right Mama", and "The Next Step Is Love." The rehearsal sequences were filmed during late July 1970.
Later rehearsals show Elvis in Las Vegas with his back-up vocalists The Sweet Inspirations, Millie Kirkham and The Imperials, preparing songs such as "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
There is also a session of rehearsals that takes place in the Showroom Internationale of the International Hotel (now known as the Las Vegas Hilton) in Las Vegas. Together, Elvis and the entire group run through songs from "Mary In the Morning" to "Polk Salad Annie". These rehearsals took place on August 7, 1970.
Footage of an Elvis Appreciation Society convention in Luxembourg was shot on September 5, 1970. Radio Luxembourg DJs Tony Prince and Peter Aldersley are on hand to lead the festivities. A tandem bicycle owned by Elvis is raffled off to a lucky fan in the audience. Additionally, various musicians are seen performing their own versions of Elvis' songs.


Elvis Presley
Terry Blackwood
Estell Brown
James Burton
Richard Davis
Joe Esposito
Joe Guercio
Glen D. Hardin
Charlie Hodge
Felton Jarvis
Millie Kirkham
Armond Morales
Joe Moscheo
Jim Murray
Jerry Scheff
Sylvia Shemmell
Myrna Smith
Ronnie Tutt
Del 'Sonny' West
Red West
Roger Wiles
John Wilkinson
Ann Williams


One Night with You
Written by David Bartholomew & Pearl King
Performed by Elvis Presley

Sweet Caroline
Written by Neil Diamond
Performed by Elvis Presley

Mystery Train
Written by Sam Phillips and Herman Parker Jr.
Performed by Elvis Presley

Tiger Man
Written by J.H. Lewis & S. Burns
Performed by Elvis Presley

The Next Step Is Love
Written by Paul Evans & Paul Parnes
Performed by Elvis Presley

Polk Salad Annie
Written by Tony Joe White
Performed by Elvis Presley

Cryin' Time
Written by Buck Owens
Performed by Elvis Presley

Little Sister
Written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Performed by Elvis Presley

What'd I Say?
Written by Ray Charles
Performed by Elvis Presley

How the Web Was Woven
Written by Clive Westlake & David Most
Performed by Elvis Presley

Stranger in the Crowd
Written by Scotty Moore
Performed by Elvis Presley

I Just Can't Help Believing
Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Performed by Elvis Presley

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Written by Pino Donaggio, Vito Pallavicini, Vicki Wickham & Simon Napier-Bell
Performed by Elvis Presley

Bridge Over Troubled Water
Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Elvis Presley

You've Lost That Loving Feeling
Written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Performed by Elvis Presley

Mary In the Morning
Written by Mike Lendell & Johnny Cymbal
Performed by Elvis Presley

I've Lost You
Written by Alan Blaikley & Ken Howard
Performed by Elvis Presley

Patch It Up
Written by Eddie Rabbitt & Rory Bourke
Performed by Elvis Presley

Love Me Tender
Written by Elvis Presley & Vera Matson
Performed by Elvis Presley

Heartbreak Hotel
Written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden & Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley

Blue Suede Shoes
Written by Carl Perkins
Performed by Elvis Presley

All Shook Up
Written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley

Suspicious Minds
Written by Francis Zambon
Performed by Elvis Presley

Can't Help Falling In Love
Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore
Performed by Elvis Presley

Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
Performed by Elvis Presley

That's All Right Mama
Written by Tommy Allen
Performed by Elvis Presley

American documentary film directed by Denis Sanders. The film documents American singer Elvis Presley's Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970. It was his first non-dramatic film since the beginning of his film career in 1956, and the film gives a clear view of Presley's return to live performances after years of making films. The original concept as devised by technical advisor Colonel Tom Parker was in view of Elvis's triumphant return to live performances was a closed circuit television presentation of one show but the concept developed into Elvis: That's the Way It Is. Although most of the footage takes place onstage at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, there are several other parts to the film: