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Encyclopedia > Jailhouse Rock (1957 film)
Jailhouse Rock
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Written by Nedrick Young (story)
Guy Trosper (screenwriter)
Starring Elvis Presley
Judy Tyler
Music by See list
Cinematography Robert J. Bronner
Editing by Ralph E. Winters
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) October 17, 1957
Running time 96 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Jailhouse Rock is an American motion picture directed by Richard Thorpe, released by MGM on November 8, 1957. The film stars Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy. It is Presley's third movie, and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Sadly, co-star Tyler was killed in an automobile accident a few weeks after the film was completed, and like Loving You before it, Presley was so upset that he refused to ever watch the completed film. The film also includes Bill Hickman who, in 1955, was with James Dean at the time of his death as the result of an automobile accident and, in 1968, helped choreograph and drive the black Dodge Charger in the famous car chase scene in Bullitt. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 389 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (490 × 755 pixel, file size: 59 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted. ... Richard Thorpe (February 24, 1896 - May 1, 1991) was an American film director. ... Pandro Samuel Berman (28 March 1905 – 13 July 1996), known as Pandro S. Berman, was an American film producer. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Guy Trosper (1911 - 1963) was an American screenwriter. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Judy Tyler (October 9, 1933–July 4, 1957) was an American actress. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Richard Thorpe (February 24, 1896 - May 1, 1991) was an American film director. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // October 21 - The movie Jailhouse Rock, starring Elvis Presley, opens. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Judy Tyler (October 9, 1933–July 4, 1957) was an American actress. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ... Loving You is a 1957 American motion picture starring Elvis Presley. ... William “Bill” Hickman, 25th January 1921 – 24th February 1986. ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... Bullitt is a 1968 action crime mystery thriller film starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset, with Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, Carl Reindel, Felice Orlandi, Vic Tayback, Pat Renella, Paul Genge, Bill Hickman, Norman Fell and Brandy Carroll. ...

Contents

Primary cast

  • Elvis Presley : Vince Everett
  • Judy Tyler : Peggy Van Alden
  • Mickey Shaughnessy: Hunk Houghton
  • Vaughn Taylor : Mr. Shores (narrator)
  • Jennifer Holden: Sherry Wilson
  • Dean Jones:Teddy Talbot
  • Anne Neyland: Laury Jackson
  • Bill Hickman: Guard who whips Vince

Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Judy Tyler (October 9, 1933–July 4, 1957) was an American actress. ... Jennifer Holden (October 24, 1936 ), born in Chicago, Illinois, is an actress who appeared in such films as Jailhouse Rock, Buchanan Rides Alone, and Gang War. ... Dean Jones is the name of: Dean Jones, an Australian cricketer. ... William “Bill” Hickman, 25th January 1921 – 24th February 1986. ...

Synopsis

Presley plays "Vince Everett," an ex-convict working in the music industry, and a character analogous to Presley's then public image. After going to jail for a bar fight he did not start, Everett meets Hunk Houghton in prison, and the two men form a bond. Houghton, a washed-up country singer, teaches Everett to play an old guitar, and to sing a few songs. A convict is a person that has been convicted of a crime. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


Upon his release, Everett lands work at night clubs, but not singing. He meets Peggy Van Alden, a record company talent scout, who after the standard permutations of sexual chasing and blocked avenues to success, agrees to allow Everett to record a song. They bring his record to an executive at a small record label, who then records the exact arrangement with one of his established stars. Everett and Van Alden then start their own label to bring Everett's records to the public, and fame, riches, and a film career ensue. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In music, an arrangement refers either to a rewriting of a piece of existing music with additional new material or to a fleshing-out of a compositional sketch, such as a lead sheet. ...


Everett's prison buddy Houghton shows up, and instead of getting in on the action as anticipated, has to settle for being Everett's gofer. Throughout the film, Everett is the epitome of the spoiled star, surly, uncommunicative, bellicose, and treating all around him with either cruelty or diffidence, especially Van Alden and Houghton. A final fight at the end of the movie with Houghton, meant to give Everett his comeuppance, damages his vocal chords, bringing into question his ability to ever sing again. He learns his lesson in humility, and expresses his true feelings for Van Alden and Houghton. The vocal cords, also known as vocal folds, are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally across the human larynx. ...


What teenagers in the 1950s saw, however, was not the humble pie at the end, but the moody belligerence, heightened by episodes of violence as Presley lashed out at things he detested, like the executive who stole his idea to make a buck. The behavior exhibited by Presley in the film broke all the rules of acceptability known to anyone growing up in the decade, ignoring the parameters they had been taught to observe in that conformist decade. Denigrating his would-be girlfriend Tyler with a mixture of lust and arrogant indifference, instead of asking her to accept his fraternity pledge pin before immediately settling down, getting married, and moving to suburbia, and his seemingly unjustified anger to those trying to help him, must have been exhilirating to teenagers at the time. Although much of the movie appears to modern eyes as awkward, overdone, and at times downright silly, Presley's performance in Jailhouse Rock cemented his image as an embodiment of fifties teen rebellion, alongside Marlon Brando in The Wild One and James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause. This does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Suburb. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... The Wild One is a 1953 outlaw biker film. ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... Natalie Wood and James Dean in a screenshot from Rebel Without a Cause. ...


Soundtrack

EP cover

Unlike his previous film, a full long-playing album soundtrack was not devised for Jailhouse Rock. Instead, five of the six songs written for Presley were released as an extended-play, seven-inch 45 RPM record on RCA Records, Jailhouse Rock, catalogue EPA 4114, during October of 1957. It peaked at #1 on the newly-inaugurated Billboard EP chart. The five EP soundtrack songs were recorded in a single day in April at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, with a sixth song recorded at the same location in September. The title song, "Jailhouse Rock" had already been released as a single on September 24, 1957, and went to #1 on the singles chart. The b-side, "Treat Me Nice," the sixth soundtrack song, made it to #18 on the singles chart; both sides of the single were written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Another song by the pair, "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care," became a minor standard, receiving cover versions by Buddy Holly, Cliff Richard, Joni Mitchell, and Brian Setzer. 45 rpm record cover, elvis presley, jailhouse rock This is an album cover. ... 45 rpm record cover, elvis presley, jailhouse rock This is an album cover. ... Loving You is a 1957 American motion picture starring Elvis Presley. ... Long Playing (LP), either 10 or 12-inch diameter, 33 rpm (actually 33⅓) vinyl gramophone records, first introduced in 1948, were the primary release format for recorded music for about 30 years, from the late 1950s until CDs effectively replaced them in the late 1980s. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... 45 RPM is a collection of songs by The The. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... ... Jailhouse Rock is a song written by Leiber and Stoller that first became a hit for the American singer Elvis Presley. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... A standard is a term in music used to denote the most popular and enduring songs from a particular genre or style. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of rock and roll. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Brian Setzer (born April 10, 1959 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. ...


One of the songs, "Don't Leave Me Now," had also appeared on the Loving You album, but in a different version from a different set of recording sessions. Additional original music for the film was composed by Jeff Alexander, and the song sang by the Hunk Houghton character, "One Day," by Roy C. Bennett and Sid Tepper. This article is about the Pink Floyd song. ... Loving You is a 1957 American motion picture starring Elvis Presley. ... Jeff Alexander (born Myer Goodhue Alexander, July 2, 1910, Seattle, Washington; died December 23, 1989, Whidbey Island, Washington) was an American composer of film scores and scores for radio and television programs. ... Bennett & Tepper Roy C. Bennett (born August 12, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American songwriter. ... Sid Tepper was an American songwriter, best known for his collaborations with Roy C. Bennett, which spanwed several hits for Elvis Presley. ...


Personnel

In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ... Winfield Scott Scotty Moore III (born December 27, 1931 near Gadsden, Tennessee) is a legendary American guitarist and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... William Bill Patton Black, Jr. ... Dominic Joseph Fontana (born March 15, 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...

Track Listing

Track Recorded Song Title Writer(s) Time
1. 4/30/57 Jailhouse Rock Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:26
2. 4/30/57 Young And Beautiful Aaron Schroeder and Abner Silver 2:02
3. 4/30/57 I Want To Be Free Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:12
4. 4/30/57 Don't Leave Me Now Aaron Schroeder and Ben Weisman 2:05
5. 4/30/57 (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 1:51

Jailhouse Rock is a song written by Leiber and Stoller that first became a hit for the American singer Elvis Presley. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Abner Silver was an American songwriter who worked at the end of the Tin Pan Alley era of the craft. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... This article is about the Pink Floyd song. ... Ben Weisman (November 16, 1921—May 20, 2007) was an American composer and pianist best known for having written many of the songs associated with Elvis Presley. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ...

Trivia

  • The pair of shapely female legs seen walking across the stage in the scene where Presley and Judy Tyler meet belong to showgirl Gloria Pall.
  • The film is most famous for the dance sequence in which Elvis sings the title track while cavorting with other "inmates" through a jail cellblock. The sequence is widely acknowledged as most exciting and best-executed musical scene in any of the 29 Presley narrative movies.
  • In early August there will be a Deluxe Edition with some special material.

Elvis Presley & Gloria Pall, 1957 Gloria Pall (born July 15, 1929) is an American model, showgirl, film and television actress, author and businesswoman. ...

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