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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.

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
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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M-G-M Presents Elvis Presley - Rebel of Song See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Musical

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Trivia

Average Shot Length = ~13.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~14.1 seconds. See more »

Goofs

In the nightclub there is no drinking glass when Peggy is in closeup at the bar. The next shot shows Peggy and Vince at the bar and Peggy has a drinking glass. See more »

Quotes

[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 MGM: When the Lion Roars: The Lion in Winter (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

One More Day
(uncredited)
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Mickey Shaughnessy
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Good songs and there's a screenplay.
16 July 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Jailhouse rock" belongs to the handful of Elvis flicks which are watchable ,nay even entertaining:there is also "love me tender" "King Creole" and the best of them "flaming star".

There's a real director here (Richard Thorpe) who is not a drudge like Norman Taurog.The songs (the title track and "treat me nice" ) are very exciting and kept to the minimum.There are several interesting scenes ,notably the one when Elvis visits his (female) manager's folks and is confronted to a bunch of snobs :Elvis in his rebel's part indeed. On the other hand ,the scenes in the jailhouse -except for the whipping- may seem tame by today's standards.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1957 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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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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