Jailhouse Rock Overview:

Jailhouse Rock (1957) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Jailhouse Rock was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2004.

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Old Hollywood Songs: Jailhouse Rock

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 16, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the story behind the song Jailhouse Rock from the 1957 musical of the same name. The movie stars Elvis Presley as a convict turned rock 'n' roll star. his article is part of The 2017 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Aug. 16 is Presley's... Read full article


Jailhouse Rock (1957)

By Beatrice on Jun 23, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Jailhouse Rock Directed by Richard Thorpe Written by Guy Trosper; story by Nedrick Young 1957/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Avon Productions First viewing/Netflix rental This better-than-average?vehicle for Elvis?is?a lot of fun. Vince Everett (Elvis Presley) is minding his own business in a bar when... Read full article


Jailhouse Rock (1957)

By Kristen on Jan 9, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

I figured it was only right to review an Elvis Presley movie, since his birthday was yesterday. I?m a casual fan of Elvis, the actor. I watched Viva Las Vegas a few years back, and despite the charms of Ann-Margaret, I found the film stale. With that, I decided to watch Jailhouse Rock which, accordi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Peggy Van Alden: How dare you think such cheap tactics would work with me!
Vince Everett: That ain't tactics, honey. It's just the beast in me.


Sherry Wilson: I asked for nothing, I expected nothing and I got nothing.
Vince Everett: Well, what'd you expect for nothing?


Peggy Van Alden: I think I'm going to just hate you!
Vince Everett: No, you ain't gonna hate me. I ain't gonna let you hate me.


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Facts about

Elvis Presley refused to watch this movie because of Judy Tyler's tragic accidental death in a car wreck July 4, 1957, three days after filming was completed.
Elvis's band in the film is his real-life band including Scottie Moore on electric guitar and Bill Black on stand-up bass. Both have been with Elvis since his beginnings in Memphis at Sun Records. In the recording studio scenes, the piano player is Mike Stoller of the Lieber and Stoller songwriting team who wrote many of the major hit rock songs of the 50's.
In the lawn party scene, just after Vince embraces an unresponsive Peggy, the hired orchestra begins an instrumental number. The tune they're playing is "All I Do Is Dream Of You", from the 1934 film "Sadie McKee". This same tune, with vocal accompaniment, was featured in a series of television commercials for Bell Canada during the mid-1970s.
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Jailhouse Rock

Released 1957
Inducted 2004
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