Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.
When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.
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
Judy Tyler never saw the premiere of this movie; she was killed in a traffic accident in Wyoming on July 3, 1957, only three days after the film was completed. It was released theatrically on November 8, 1957. See more »
This is Elvis Presley at his very best! He plays Vince Everett jailed for manslaughter after a bar fight.This is a damn good movie in its own right. Moodily shot in black and white with Elvis making a good job of playing the rebel Vince Everet. The Jailhouse Rock sequence is superbly handled and the entire movie smokes.
Along with the famous and quite brilliant title song we also get "Treat Me Nice," "Baby, I Don't Care," "I Want To Be Free," "Don't Leave Me Now" and the lovely tender "Young & Beautiful".
Absolutely love this movie. Love the music and Elvis of course. A very enjoyable film showing Elvis in his raw rock and roll singing and acting days. Nostalgic, interesting and fun. Really good to watch..
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