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Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (2015)

Unrated
86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

'There are many that believe that Elvis is still alive - if he is alive he wears a mask and goes by the name Orion' Nashville News 1979 ORION tells the story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown singer plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the ...See more'There are many that believe that Elvis is still alive - if he is alive he wears a mask and goes by the name Orion' Nashville News 1979 ORION tells the story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown singer plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave. With an outlandish fictional identity torn from the pages of the best selling novel Orion by Gail Brewer Giorgio, the backing of the legendary birthplace of rock 'n roll; Sun Records and a voice that seemed to be the very twin of Presley's himself, the scheme - concocted in the months after Presley's death exploded into a cult success - and the 'Elvis is alive' myth was begun. Written by Glimmer Films See less
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Dec 4, 2015 (United States)

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Jerry Adams
Nashville Music Manager Nashville Music Manager   See fewer
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Gail Brewer-Giorgio
Author Book of Orion Author Book of Orion   See fewer
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Boomer Castleman
Member Orion's Band / Guitarist Member Orion's Band / Guitarist   See fewer
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Nancy Crowson
Girlfriend of Jimmy Girlfriend of Jimmy   See fewer
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Furniss Ellis
Jimmy's Father (voice) (archive footage) Jimmy's Father (voice) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jimmy Ellis
Orion (archive footage) Orion (archive footage)   See fewer
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Carol Halupke
Songwriter Songwriter   See fewer
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Walt Halupke
Orion Merchandiser Orion Merchandiser   See fewer
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Jerry Hatfield
Friend of Jimmy Friend of Jimmy   See fewer
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Wayne Hodge
Stargem Records Stargem Records   See fewer
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Chris James
Orion's Band Member Orion's Band Member   See fewer
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Steve Kelley
Orion's Road Manager Orion's Road Manager   See fewer
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Helen King
Pawn Shop Assistant Pawn Shop Assistant   See fewer
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Mildred Martin
First Wife of Jimmy (archive footage) First Wife of Jimmy (archive footage)   See fewer
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Michael McCall
Country Music Hall of Fame Historian Country Music Hall of Fame Historian   See fewer
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Mary Middlebrooks Callaway
Homecoming Date Homecoming Date   See fewer
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Nick Scott Petta
Guitarist Orions Band Guitarist Orions Band   See fewer
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Sam Phillips
Former Owner Sun Records (archive footage) Former Owner Sun Records (archive footage)   See fewer
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Vernon Presley
Brother of Elvis Presley (archive footage) Brother of Elvis Presley (archive footage)   See fewer
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Shana Singleton Dyer
Daughter of Shelby Singleton Daughter of Shelby Singleton   See fewer
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John Singleton
Sun Records Sun Records   See fewer
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Shelby Singleton
President of Sun Records (voice) (archive footage) President of Sun Records (voice) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Bobby Smith
Boblo Records Boblo Records   See fewer
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Rick Springfield
Singer (archive footage) Singer (archive footage)   See fewer
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Elaine Thomson
Second Wife of Jimmy Second Wife of Jimmy   See fewer
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Nannette Uselton Clark
Orion Fanclub Manager Orion Fanclub Manager   See fewer
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Faye Weaver-Caldwell
Orion Fan Orion Fan   See fewer
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Jane White
Sun Studio Sun Studio   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 363 votes