[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Elvis in Action as Never Before!
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
What's amazing about this, Elvis' third movie, is that he plays a jerk. For all but the last 5 minuets, the guy is pretty unlikable. Now, you won't find many stars that are willing to do that without some back story about an abused childhood or something.
Elvis kills a guy in fight and is sent for a few years to prison for manslaughter. His cellmate teaches him a few things about music and gives him a lead for when he gets out. The lead doesn't directly pan out, but indirectly leads to meeting a woman who works with him and eventually getting a hit record. Then getting into movies, then... well, I don't want to give it all away!
There are some gaps and plot holes, but still Jailhouse Rock is one of Elvis' better movies, and certainly better than most 1950s rock 'n' roll movies.
Jailhouse Rock is one of Elvis' first and arguably best movies, with a strong script, great music and an excellent supporting cast, I definitely consider it a favourite. Elvis plays Vince Everett, a young man who likes things done his way and after serving a prison sentence, embarks upon a music career. One of Elvis' more in-depth characters, Vince is a role that really showcased Elvis' acting skills as well as including one of the best soundtracks of any of his movies. Also featuring the infamous Jailhouse Rock scene where Elvis performs the title track which is often considered the scene that steals the movie. Although considered his best, this film was tainted for Elvis as very soon after filming finished his co-star and friend Judy Tyler tragically died in a car accident and Elvis found it impossible to watch again.
Mmmmm, Elvis is a cad in this! It was his third feature film and it stands out as one of the best from his repertoire. Elvis movies and their plots really got kitschy and goofy as his career progressed. I mean, I enjoy them all because I love him, but this one is definitely a cut above the rest. Needless to say the music is fabulous.
"That ain't tactics honey, its just the beast in me"
Elvis may not be the worlds greatest actor and was never going win massive awards for his said acting ability.
There was something though in Elvis that many of today's leading actors would give their left testicle for. Charisma. Elvis just reeks of it throughout the 96 minutes and delivers some great one liners.
As for the movie its actually one of my favorite movies and I forgot how good it was as its been a few years since I watched it. Some of his best loved tracks are used throughout the movie too so that's not a bad thing.
Although it was no fault of his own the only…
This is the first Elvis Presley film that I have seen in full, and I have to admit that I didn't find his character likeable at all. I know that he's supposed to portray his character that way, but it's difficult to engage with a film when you don't like the 'legendary' star in the lead. There are some great musical numbers, though.
Believe it or not, this is the first Elvis movie I've ever seen. I was a little surprised it was a straightforward drama with the songs as part of his character performing. I figured it would be a more lightweight musical comedy. In fact, Elvis' character is pretty much a tremendous dick to everyone he meets - so much for making him likable for audiences.
Regardless, there are two main reasons to see this film:
1. Elvis Presley's singing
2. Co-star Judy Tyler's beauty, especially when smiling, which she does a lot.
This better-than-average vehicle for Elvis is a lot of fun.
Never seen this before but I was blown away. REALLY GREAT.
Just a great film all around.
"How dare you think such cheap tactics would work with me!"
"That ain't tactics, honey. It's just the beast in me."
Surprisingly little jail in this.
Even if you haven't seen Jailhouse rock you probably know exactly what happens in it tbh. it's one of those movies that's 100% what you'd expect
My first Elvis movie. The music is great, and it's easy to see Elvis' star power during those performances. The rest of the movie is pretty bad. Elvis is a jerk to everyone, and the drama never clicks. It's never dull, but it's all over the place and feels very random.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Well, I'm getting into rock and roll movies and where better to start than with "the King" himself. I realize I could have started with his first film, but I knew the title of this one and I had an idea beforehand that this one was his best.
Here's the plot. Elvis plays Vince Everett, who gets in a bar fight and accidentally kills him with his bare hands. He's sentenced to no less than a year in prison for manslaughter where he meets an old country singer named Hunk Houghton, who teaches him about the music industry. Vince is released and tries to become a singer.
Elvis's character in this movie is a nearly unlikable ass (he's violent, materialistic,…
Way too difficult to choose just one thing to say:
I guess murdering someone with your bare hands and then continuing to beat the shit out of people until the last 10 minutes of the movie is fine when you're pretty and can sing.
Taught a girl how to float in a pool and she was so impressed that they made out immediately.
Climax Studios. Hehe.
Cool Jailhouse Rock number though.
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