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Jailhouse Rock (17-Oct-1957)

Director: Richard Thorpe

Writers: Guy Trosper; Nedrick Young

Producer: Pandro S. Berman

Keywords: Musical, Prison, Rock and Roll

Elvis Presley is Vince Everett, jailed for manslaughter after he accidentally kills a man in a barroom fight. There is cellmate is Hunk Houghton, faded country music singer who teaches Everett guitar and later becomes his business partner. Good story, great soundtrack, and a smoldering Elvis in one of his best films. Entered 2004 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dean Jones
25-Jan-1931   That Darn Cat!
Elvis Presley
8-Jan-1935 16-Aug-1977 Rock and roll icon
Mickey Shaughnessy
5-Aug-1920 23-Jul-1985 Jailhouse Rock
Judy Tyler
9-Oct-1933 4-Jul-1957 Jailhouse Rock


Elvis Presley   ...   Vince Everett
Judy Tyler   ...   Peggy Van Alden
Mickey Shaughnessy   ...   Hunk Houghton
Vaughn Taylor   ...   Mr. Shores
Jennifer Holden   ...   Sherry Wilson
Dean Jones   ...   Teddy Talbot
Anne Neyland   ...   Laury Jackson


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