Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse Rock

Director: Richard Thorpe Cast: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of Elvis Presley best movies made. Elvis Presley stars as a truck driver that gets thrown into jail because of manslaughter. His cell mate was once a star. Once freed, he meets Peggy Van Alden (Judy Taylor). She becomes his agent. And he hires a lawyer to be his manger. Once the ex-star is free from jail, trouble brews. I recoomend this film for Elvis Presley fans.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been studying on Elvis lately because my mom, who died recently, was a big Elvis fan and I wanted to know what it was about Elvis that my mom liked. Well, I read LOTS of good books, and I find Elvis to be a very interesting person. So, I decided to see some of his movies. I wasn't at all sure I would like this movie since I don't particularly like the song Jailhouse Rock. Well, I was wrong, this is one of Elvis' BEST movies. I was more than pleasantly surprised. My daughter and I watched this over and over and never got tired of it. I was a bit put off at Elvis' attitude in the movie, because Elvis was not really like that, but I was glad to see him lose the attitude in the end. In one scene, at Peggy's home, he really looked like James Dean to me. I liked the songs he sang, especially ''Your So Square''. Just really enjoy how Elvis put himself into his songs!! This movie had some good lines, some humor, and of course Elvis is just beautiful to look at! Overall it was just a really good Elvis movie. You'll like it too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is my personal opinion that this movie should have been called ''Young and Beautiful'' rather than ''Jailhouse Rock''. Only a small portion of the picture takes place in the pen, and the Jailhouse Rock number itself appears only once in a TV shooting sequence, whereas ''Young and Beautiful'' is thematic throughout. It is the first song Elvis sings and the last, and much of the instrumental in between. When Vince Everett (Elvis) kills a man while defending a woman, he is sent to jail, where he meets Hunk Houghton, former country star. Under Hunk's hardened influence, Vince turns from an average, nice guy to a cold, sardonic, brooding character whose only interest is to make money. Lots of money. Hunk also teaches him to play the guitar and Vince decides to try making his money through music after he gets out. He meets Peggy van Alden, another singer's ''exploitation man''. She helps Vince make a record. When the record is stolen from them by a double-crossing company, Vince and Peggy start their own record company. Then they start having troubles. Peggy has seen that Vince looks at their relationship as strictly business and a means to one end: money. So she goes out with Teddy Talbot the Record Spinner for a date and in doing so makes Vince mad. He finds another girl and makes Peggy mad as well. Neither of them give in and use the telephone to clear up the problem. Then Vince heads for Hollywood, gets into a movie, and falls in love with his leading lady. He's giving a party for her when Peggy turns up to talk about cutting some new records. Vince realises how much he missed her, but makes her upset again by telling her that he is going to sell out his record company to another for the extremely lucrative benefits that will result. By the end of the movie, however, he realises that Peggy is all that really matters to him after all, and the curtain goes down with him singing ''Young and Beautiful'' to her.