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.

By: DP

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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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