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Jailhouse Rock
- Elvis Presley

Overview - After learning to play guitar and sing during a stint in the Big House, a minor-league punk kid becomes a rock star, with a little help from a beautiful agent. But the pressures of fame wear him down. Considered by many to be Elvis Presley's best film because of its eerie narrative prescience, noirish setting, and quality songs, especially the poolside performance of "You're So Square."  Read more...

 
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Overview

After learning to play guitar and sing during a stint in the Big House, a minor-league punk kid becomes a rock star, with a little help from a beautiful agent. But the pressures of fame wear him down. Considered by many to be Elvis Presley's best film because of its eerie narrative prescience, noirish setting, and quality songs, especially the poolside performance of "You're So Square."

Cast List

Judy Tyler - American Actress
Mickey Shaughnessy - American Character Actor
Anne Neyland - American Actress
Jennifer Holden - American Actress
Dean Jones - American TV/Film Actor
Elvis Presley - The King of Rock 'n' Roll
Elvis Aron Presely - The King of Rock 'n' Roll
Randall Duell - Art Director
Guy Trosper - American Screenwriter
Ralph E. Winters - Oscar-winng American Editor
William A. Horning
Richard Thorpe - American Director/Actor
Vaughn Taylor - Supporting Actor
Hugh Sanders - Supporting Actor/1950s
Robert Bronner - American Cinematographer
Jeff Alexander - American composer, ESCAPE FROM FORT BRAVO/KID GALAHAD

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 96
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 012569797833
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: September 2010

Related Categories:
Movies > Musical & Performing Arts
Movies > Musicals
Movies > Pop Music

Related Keywords:
Prison/Prisoners
Rock And Roll
Rags To Riches
Theatrical Release
Elvis Presley
Musical Sequences

 
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Synopsis:
After a barroom brawl, young Vince Everett is sent to prison for manslaughter. With a little help from his hard-nosed cellmate, Everett begins developing his singing talents. After his release, the bitter but determined Vince spares no one as he climbs his way to the top of the music charts.

Notes:
Co-produced by Avon Productions. Tracks include: "Jailhouse Rock" "Treat Me Nice" "Young and Beautiful" "I Want to be Free" "Don't Leave Me Now" "Baby, I Don't Care" Film is also available in colorized version.

Reviews:
"[JAILHOUSE ROCK] features a lot of dynamic musical numbers." -- Grade: B+ - 08/17/2007 Entertainment Weekly, p.58


"[T]he classic title track gets a terrific, swivel-hipped staging and swagger in which everybody in the old cell block really is dancing to the jailhouse rock." - 09/01/2007 Sight and Sound, p.158

 
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