Director: Richard Thorpe
Producer: Pandro S. Berman
Film Length: 96 minutes
Vince Everett - Elvis Presley
Peggy Van Alden - Judy Tyler
Hunk Houghton - Mickey Shaughnessy
Mr. Shores - Vaughn Taylor
Sherry Wilson - Jennifer Holden
Teddy Talbot - Dean Jones
Laury Jackson - Neyland
Warden - Hugh Sanders
After accidentally killing a man during a bar-room fight, Elvis is arrested and send to state prison.
His cellmate is Mickey Shaughnessy, who's a former folk singer. He is impressed by Elvis' singing talent and after doing a television show from prison Elvis and Mickey sign a contract to become partners after they're released from jail.
After he gets out of jail Elvis sings in a small bar, It's not a succesful performance but Judy Tyler, who works for a record company is interested in Elvis.
She arranges for him to record a song and after it's been on the radio, it's no surprise Elvis becomes a teen-idol.
Judy and Elvis form their own record company.
When Elvis is about to do a big television show, his old buddy Mickey arrives. He wants to be a partner on the show - considering their contract - but isn't very good at all.
It's not long before Elvis goes to Hollywood. He romances his leading lady and even decides to sell the record company!
He has a serious fight with Mickey, during which Mickey hits Elvis in the throat, resulting in Elvis losing his voice.
But with Judy's love and Mickey's friendship, Elvis recovers and starts singing again.
Filming started at the MGM Studios in Culver City on May 13, 1957 and lasted until June 14.
Elvis was the one originating the now legendary "Jailhouse Rock" dance routine.
Elvis' co-star Judy Tyler and her husband George Lafayette were killed in a car crash in Wyoming on July 3, after the movie was completed. Elvis was devastated. Rumour has it that Elvis never watched "Jailhouse Rock" again.
"Jailhouse Rock" reached No.14 in Variety's annual top-grossing movie list.
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