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Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Musical | 8 November 1957 (USA)
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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Vince Everett
Judy Tyler ... Peggy Van Alden
... Hunk Houghton
... Mr. Shores
Jennifer Holden ... Sherry Wilson
... Teddy Talbot
... 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

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8 November 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le rock du bagne  »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,000,000
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(Perspecta Sound encoding) (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The record company's name, Laurel, is an anagram of "allure", meaning having the power to attract or entice. See more »

Goofs

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

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 ...
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
(uncredited)
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Rockin Elvis at his BEST
3 November 2016 | by See 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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