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Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Music, Musical  |  8 November 1957 (USA)
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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

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Storyline

Vince Everett is serving a one-year jail sentence for manslaughter. While in the big house, his cellmate, a former country singer, introduces him to the record business. Everett takes to it so well that he decides to become a singer when he gets out. However, he is quickly disillusioned by the record business. But with the help of a new friend, he decides to form his own label, and soon becomes an overnight sensation. But when he becomes a superstar, will his desire for fame and money cause him to forget the people who got him there? Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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MGM Presents ELVIS PRESLEY at his greatest See more »

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Drama | Music | Musical

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Release Date:

8 November 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le rock du bagne  »

Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,000,000 (USA)
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(Perspecta Sound encoding) (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The swank apartment for Elvis was a slightly redressed set previously used as Lauren Bacall's in Designing Woman (1957). See more »

Goofs

Concerning the Laurel Records partnership, Shores mentioned that the "40 percent participant failed to telephone the 60 percent partner," i.e., Peggy failed to telephone Vince. However, Shores was a 9 percent partner in the firm, which left Vince with 51 percent of the company, not 60 percent. See more »

Quotes

Vince Everett: Where's the nearest pawnshop?
Cleaning Woman: Oh, down the street to the right, a couple of blocks.
Cleaning Woman: What you gonna do? Buy yourself a diamond ring?
Vince Everett: No. I'm gonna buy a guitar and sing love songs to you.
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Don't Leave Me Now
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Written by Aaron Schröder (as Aaron Schroeder) & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Presley's best movie

Perhaps Presley's best movie. It casts him as a young hothead serving a jail sentence for manslaughter.Released from jail he makes it big in the music-business.The sudden success goes to his head and alienates his best friends. Elvis delivers a very magnetic performance with the aid of director Thorpe's skilled handling.Judy Tyler's performance is also very good.The movie's sour tone makes it stand out in comparison with the later Presley vehicles.The famous production number of the title tune is a smash. Rating: ***1/2 of *****


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