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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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norm Johnson Norm Johnson ... Dancer Jailhouse scene
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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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Elvis in Action as Never Before! See more »


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Leading lady Judy Tyler was killed three days after filming was completed. She was killed instantly in a traffic accident that also killed her husband and a passenger in the other car involved. See more »

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No visible sign of tracheotomy. See more »

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[first lines]
Construction Worker: Here comes the sugar man.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) 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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Reactions to one of Elvis' best flicks
15 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

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.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jailhouse Rock See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Avon Productions (II) See more »
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Mono (Perspecta Sound encoding) (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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