Jailhouse Rock

  • Film
  • Drama
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Wrestling with the problem of what to do with a rock'n'roll star, MGM hit on the addled brainwave of using Richard Thorpe, who had made The Student Prince for them three years earlier and had a background in costume musicals and adventures. The story, about a rock star with a prison background, was tougher than some of the other Presley pictures, but the musical numbers especially were shot in the MGM tradition, which was totally wrong for rock.

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard Thorpe
Screenwriter: Guy Trosper
Cast: Mickey Shaughnessy
Judy Tyler
Jennifer Holden
Vaughn Taylor
Anne Neyland
Dean Jones
Elvis Presley
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