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Director:
Writers:
Guy Trosper (screenplay)
Nedrick Young (story)
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Release Date:
8 November 1957 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
His first big dramatic singing role! See more »
Plot:
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A wonderful movie that vindicates Elvis' acting career (to a point) See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Vince Everett
Judy Tyler ... Peggy Van Alden
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Hunk Houghton

Vaughn Taylor ... Mr. Shores
Jennifer Holden ... Sherry Wilson

Dean Jones ... Teddy Talbot
Anne Neyland ... Laury Jackson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Woman in Restaurant (uncredited)
Peter Adams ... Jack Lease (uncredited)
François André ... Waiter (uncredited)
Sam Bagley ... Convict (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Film Crew Member (uncredited)
Robert Bice ... Bardeman - TV Studio Manager (uncredited)
Bill Black ... Bass Player (uncredited)
Don Burnett ... Mickey Alba (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Waiter in Strip Club (uncredited)
George Cisar ... Jake - Bartender (uncredited)
Fred Coby ... Jerry- Bartender (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Convict (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Tough Man in Bar (uncredited)
Francis De Sales ... Surgeon (uncredited)
John Dennis ... Mail Clerk #1 (uncredited)
Elaine DuPont ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Joan Dupuis ... Record Shop Girl (uncredited)
Lamar Fike ... Minor role (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Van Alden Party Guest (uncredited)
D.J. Fontana ... Drummer (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Head of Studio (uncredited)
Jo Gilbert ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Cliff Gleaves ... Minor role (uncredited)
Bill Hale ... Guard (uncredited)
Percy Helton ... Sam Brewster (uncredited)
Jack Herrin ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Bill Hickman ... Guard Who Whips Vince (uncredited)
Harry Hines ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Arthur Hooten ... Minor role (uncredited)
Bob Hopkins ... Announcer (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Convict (uncredited)
Walter Johnson ... Shorty - Bartender (uncredited)
Sid Kane ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Studio Photographer (uncredited)
George Klein ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ... Drunk (uncredited)
S. John Launer ... Judge (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Logan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tom Mayton ... Mail Clerk #2 (uncredited)
Joe McGuinn ... Studio Gateman (uncredited)
Tom McKee ... TV Director (uncredited)
Russell Meeker ... Film Crew Member (uncredited)
Carl Milletaire ... Mr. Drummond (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Shooting Gallery Proprietor (uncredited)
Orv Mohler ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Scotty Moore ... Guitar Player (uncredited)
Tracey Morgan ... Girl in Booth (uncredited)

Gloria Pall ... Striptease Woman (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Convict in 'Jailhouse Rock' Number (uncredited)
Charles Postal ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robin Raymond ... Dotty (uncredited)
Grandon Rhodes ... Prof. August van Alden (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Hugh Sanders ... Prison Warden (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Barber (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Van Alden Party Guest (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Spectator at Photo Shoot (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Elizabeth Slifer ... Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
Gene Smith ... (uncredited)
K.L. Smith ... Worker (uncredited)
Mike Stoller ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Glenn Strange ... Matt - Convict (uncredited)
Bob Stratton ... Orderly (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Convict in Yard (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Record Distributor (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Record Shop Owner in Montage (uncredited)
Paula Trent ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Katherine Warren ... Mrs. Van Alden (uncredited)
Steve Warren ... Assistant Director (uncredited)

Dan White ... Paymaster (uncredited)
Russ Whitney ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Linda Williams ... Girl in Bathing Suit (uncredited)
Matt Winston ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Recording Engineer (uncredited)
Jack Younger ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
 
Writing credits
Guy Trosper (screenplay)

Nedrick Young (story) (as Ned Young)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
Kathryn Hereford .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Alexander 
 
Cinematography by
Robert J. Bronner (director of photography) (as Robert Bronner)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph E. Winters 
 
Art Direction by
Randall Duell 
William A. Horning 
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
Henry Grace 
 
Makeup Department
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
James Marchant .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert E. Relyea .... assistant director
Hank Moonjean .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
 
Stunts
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jeff Alexander .... music supervisor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tom Parker .... technical advisor (as Colonel Tom Parker)
Alex Romero .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Perspecta Sound encoding) (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G (alternate rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:G | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:12 (video rating) | Sweden:15 (original rating) | Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1979) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Not Rated

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The nightclub where Vince Everett and Peggy Van Alden originally met, is The Florita. (Nightclub name is very identical to Florida state spelling, except the sixth of seven letter. (Both are seven letter proper names F-l-o-r-i-D-a and F-l-o-r-i-T-a].See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Vince and Peggy enter her parents house you can see the black "T" tape on the carpet where Elvis has to stand. (This is more visible in the colorized version).See more »
Quotes:
Peggy Van Alden:Vince, what about Laurel Records? What is it?
Vince Everett:We got an offer for the label, Peg. It's just too good to turn down.
Peggy Van Alden:An offer? What kind of an offer?
Vince Everett:To sell out to Geneva Records.
[raises his hand]
Vince Everett:Wait a minute. Wait'll you hear the deal. Seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars, a capital gain. That's 225,000 in cold cash for you, after taxes.
Peggy Van Alden:But, Vince, I don't wanna sell out.
Vince Everett:I'm afraid you got not choice, kid. I own...
Peggy Van Alden:I know. Sixty percent.
Vince Everett:That's the way the mop flops. You'd think I was tryin' to rob you. After all, you're getting practically a quarter of a million dollars.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Want To Be FreeSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful movie that vindicates Elvis' acting career (to a point), 4 August 2008
Author: j_kro from United States

I'll be fair, I'm a huge fan of Elvis' music. But I have been very harsh on his movies. I've watched "Stay Away Joe" and "Paradise, Hawaiin Style" and hated them both. This movie is miles better then both of those, and is neither silly nor trite.

What it is is a compelling story with developed characters, a plausible storyline, and the right kind of pace.

The musical numbers are all top notch, of course, but the real luster of this gem is in Elvis' acting performance. Elvis was clearly having a good time playing a rebel, and he fit the part perfectly. This movie is much more then just a vehicle to get Elvis' music on screen.

As many others have said, its a shame that Elvis did not get a chance to pursue more roles of this kind.

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