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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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Sherry Wilson
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Laury Jackson
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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Judy Tyler's life-loss on Wednesday, July 3rd, 1957, was 128 days, equaling 18 weeks and 2 days, before Jailhouse Rock (1957) was theatrically released, on Friday, November 8th, 1957. See more »

Goofs

Teddy Talbot's shirt changes between shots (most noticeable in the colorized version). See more »

Quotes

Hunk Houghton: Trampin' on me is one thing, sonny.
[takes off his jacket]
Hunk Houghton: Hurtin' a little girl like Peggy is another.
Vince Everett: Now just don't you get no ideas, Hunk.
Hunk Houghton: There comes a time when you gotta take a hand in things, and that time is now.
Vince Everett: Don't push me, Hunk.
Hunk Houghton: [roles up his sleeves] I'm gonna beat the hell outta you.
Vince Everett: Don't try it. You're talkin' crazy, man.
Hunk Houghton: You know you got it comin', son.
Vince Everett: I said don't try...
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One More Day
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Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Mickey Shaughnessy
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Corny yet enjoyable
24 June 2003 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

Elvis Presley played in over 30 movies and most of them were honestly pretty much crap. It's a bloody shame because everyone can see from miles away that he was definitely a believable and gifted actor too. The films he did were just terrible waste of his time and talents. Of course any fan will appreciate Presley's performances but it would have been nice to see Elvis becoming the new James Dean. With films like these it's no surprise it never happened and we all remember him best from his career as a singer and the king of rock n' roll. "Jailhouse rock" is one of his better movies. I have to admit that although I'm not a fan I enjoy watching these flicks. Elvis Presley's movies are cute and harmless entertainment. Corny of course but that's the fun of it. The sequence with the title song is so important part of the rock music history that it alone makes "Jailhouse rock" worth watching. But still I can only wonder what the guy might have been in right films.


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