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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:
One of Elvis' greatest: 8/10 See more (59 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Van Alden Party Guest (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)
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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

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Trivia:
Originally the choreographer, Alex Romero, created a dance for the song "Jailhouse Rock" that was in a style that was apropos for a more classically trained dancer than Elvis. When Mr. Romero realized that his plans for the number were never going to work, he asked Elvis how would he normally move to the song; thus, this is how Elvis became the uncredited choreographer for what could be considered his most famous dance number in all of his movies.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In several of the songs Elvis sings, his lips don't quite match the words in places. This is probably because he is lip-syncing to a a recording he made earlier.See more »
Quotes:
Vince Everett:[their first meeting, after she has criticized his dull singing style] Okay, you're used to the top talent. What are you wasting your time working *me* over for?
Peggy Van Alden:[softly] I like the way you swing a guitar.
[they look at each other and start laughing]
Vince Everett:Yeah, I guess I *did* get a lot of wrist action into it, didn't I?
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Soundtrack:
Jailhouse RockSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of Elvis' greatest: 8/10, 7 March 2009
Author: Aida Nejad from Gothenburg, Sweden

"It ain't tactics, honey. It's just the beast in me." Elvis is smoldering in this classic flick, and he delivers a great performance as Vince Everett; a youngster who is thrown in jail on the charges of manslaughter, and then becomes a rock star when released. Judy Tyler is wonderful, and it's a shame we lost her at such a young age. Mickey Shaughnessy gives a solid performance as Hunk Houghton, the jealous former cell mate and business partner. The soundtrack is amazing, featuring songs as Jailhouse Rock, Young And Beautiful, One More Day, Don't Leave Me Now, and my favorite, I Want To Be Free. You can't help but wonder how many other great movies like this Elvis could've made if his manager Col. Tom Parker didn't screw things up for him. Ah well, see this great movie and enjoy, because it's a one of a kind.

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