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Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Musical | 8 November 1957 (USA)
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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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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Trivia

Average Shot Length = ~13.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~14.1 seconds. See more »

Goofs

In the nightclub there is no drinking glass when Peggy is in closeup at the bar. The next shot shows Peggy and Vince at the bar and Peggy has a drinking glass. See more »

Quotes

Vince Everett: I didn't see you applauding. You didn't like me?
Hunk Houghton: You've come a long way since cellblock 21.
Vince Everett: Yeah, and it's been a tough road to hoe.
Hunk Houghton: Oh, I don't know. You haven't hardly touched the ground at all.
Vince Everett: What do you mean by that crack?
Hunk Houghton: You walked most of the way on other people.
Vince Everett: Ah, you're just gettin' bitter, old buddy.
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Soundtracks

I Want To Be Free
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Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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If Only All Inmates Were Like This
10 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Elvis Presley was a great singer and, of course, one of the real legends in the history of show business.....but his films? Well, I guess some people liked them. They were too sappy for me, sort of like those Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello Bikini Beach movies of that era.

I did check this one out, hoping there would be a number of fast songs in here, such as the great title tune "Jailhouse Rock." To my disappointment, almost all the songs were ballads.....hardly something to get pumped over.

The inmates in this prison were most clean-cut, nicest and most polite "jailbirds" you ever did see. This wasn't a jail; it was the Young Republicans Club. The only nasty person was the warden. Well, they set a trend there as wardens have been nasty in the movies ever since. As for Elvis, let's just say I preferred his records to his movies.


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