Jailhouse Rock Poster

Release Date: 1957

DVD Release Date: July 30th, 1997

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
A young man, Vince Everett (Elvis Presley), is convicted of manslaughter after being drawn into a bar fight while trying to defend a woman. In prison, Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, a country singer named Hunk Houghton (Mickey Shaughnessy), hears him sing and pegs him as a future star. Once released, Everett gets a job in a night club and meets Peggy Van Alden (Judy Tyler), a young woman who works for a record company and who, like Houghton, also sees talent in Everett.

Cast: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor, Dean Jones, Jennifer Holden, Anne Neyland, Peter Adams

Director: Richard Thorpe

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Avon Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Spirited, Underdog, 1950s, Prison, Love, Cool, Rise, Amusing