After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
Reactions to one of Elvis' best flicks
I heard a young woman who hadn't seen "Jailhouse Rock" before leaving the Parkway Theater here in Oakland say "I didn't expect it to be so sad." And yes, it's a pretty dark version of Elvis' own early life. To add to the dark shadow over this film, Elvis' lovely and tolented young co-star, Judy Tyler, died before this film was released (I believe it was a car accident, but I could be wrong). Elvis was pretty broke up about it, and so am I. Well, enough said, it's got the classic "Jailhouse Rock" number (often excerpted and included in TV retrospectives on Elvis), with some pretty smooth dance moves revealed by the often immobile Elvis. E really shines in this one; one of his best films.
- Oct 15, 2002
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