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Jailhouse Rock (1957)

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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Guy Trosper (screenplay), Nedrick Young (story) (as Ned Young)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Vince Everett
Judy Tyler Judy Tyler ... Peggy Van Alden
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Hunk Houghton
Vaughn Taylor ... Mr. Shores
Jennifer Holden Jennifer Holden ... Sherry Wilson
Dean Jones ... Teddy Talbot
Anne Neyland ... 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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His first big dramatic singing role! See more »

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Drama | Music | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le rock du bagne See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Avon Productions (II) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Perspecta Sound encoding) (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

No visible sign of tracheotomy. 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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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who's That Girl (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Jailhouse Rock
(uncredited)
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
Choreographed by Elvis Presley
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Rockin Elvis at his BEST
3 November 2016 | by hlagsSee all my reviews

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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