Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer MGM and dramatized by Guy Trosper from a story written by Nedrick Youngthe film is about a young man sentenced to prison for manslaughter who is mentored in music by his prison cellmate who realizes his He Keeps Something - George McCrae And Gwen McCrae - The Best Of. abilities. After his release from jail, while looking for a job as a club singer, the young man meets a musical promoter who helps him launch his career.
As he develops his musical abilities and becomes a star, his self-centered personality begins to affect his relationships. The wife of producer Pandro S. Berman convinced him to create a film with Presley in the role. Berman hired Richard Thorpe, who was known for shooting productions quickly. The production of Jailhouse Rock began Devotion (Tantra Marga) - Datura - Devotion May 13,and concluded on June 17 of that year.
The dance sequence to the film's title song " Jailhouse Rock " is often cited as "Presley's greatest moment on screen". Before pre-production began, songwriters Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber were commissioned to integrate the film's soundtrack. The writers, who had not produced any material, toured the city and were confronted in a hotel room by Jean Aberbachwho locked them into their hotel room by blocking the hotel room door with a sofa until they wrote the material.
During post-production, the songs were dubbed into the films scenes, in which Presley mimed the lyrics. Jailhouse Rock premiered on October 17, in Memphis, Tennessee and was released nationwide on November 8, Jailhouse Rock earned mixed reviews, with most of the negative reception directed Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea Presley's persona.
Inthe film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry and was deemed "culturally, aesthetically or historically significant. Construction worker Vince Everett Elvis accidentally kills a drunken and belligerent man in a barroom brawl. He is sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary for manslaughter.
His cellmate, washed-up country singer Hunk Houghton Shaughnessy who was jailed for bank robbery, starts teaching Vince to play the guitar after hearing Vince sing and strum Hunk's guitar.
Hunk then convinces Vince to participate in an upcoming Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea show, which is broadcast on nationwide television. Vince receives numerous fan letters as a result; but out of apparent jealousy, Hunk ensures they are not delivered to Vince. Hunk then convinces Vince to sign a "contract" to become equal partners in his act. Meanwhile, during an inmate riot in the mess halla guard shoves Vince, who retaliates Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea striking the guard.
As a result, the warden orders Vince to be lashed with a whip. Afterwards, it was discovered that Hunk attempted to bribe the guards to drop the punishment, but to no avail. Upon Vince's release 20 months later, the warden gives Vince his fan mail. Hunk then promises Vince a singing job at a nightclub owned by a friend, where Vince meets Peggy Van Alden Tylera promoter for pop singer Mickey Alba.
Vince is surprised when the club owner denies him a job as a singer but offers him a job as a bar boy. Undeterred, Vince takes the stage when the house band takes a break and starts singing " Young and Beautiful. Peggy follows Vince and persuades him to record a Symbol Of Life - Paradise Lost - Symbol Of Life so that he can listen to himself sing.
The manager seems unimpressed, but he reluctantly agrees to play the tape for his boss in New York. The next day, Peggy informs Vince that the song has been sold. She then takes him to a party at her parents' home, but Vince leaves after he offends a guest he mistakenly believes Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea belittling him. The guests were talking about progressive jazz. Angry and offended, Peggy confronts Vince, who kisses her brutally.
Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea resentfully calls the gesture "cheap tactics," to which Vince replies, "Them ain't tactics, honey; it's just the beast in me. Later, Vince and Peggy visit a local record store to check out Vince's new single, but they are shocked to discover that the Geneva Records manager gave the song to Mickey Alba, who recorded and released the song himself, thereby stealing Vince's song.
Outraged, Vince storms into the label's office and confronts the manager, violently slapping him around. To avoid making the same mistake twice, Vince suggests that he and Peggy should form their own label. They do, naming the new label Laurel Records and hiring an attorney, Mr. Shores Vaughn Taylorto oversee their business. Vince then records " Treat Me Nice " and begins pitching it, but it is universally rejected.
Peggy convinces her friend, disc jockey Teddy Talbot Dean Jonesto air the song. He does, and it becomes an Paris Des Autres - Francis Lai & Michel Legrand - Sound Track From The Film Bolero hit.
Later that evening, Vince asks Peggy out to celebrate the success of his new single, but is disappointed when he learns that she has accepted a dinner date for that evening with Teddy. Meanwhile, Vince makes arrangements for another television show. During a party, Hunk visits him after being paroled and persuades Vince to give him a spot on the upcoming show.
Prior to taping, Vince rehearses " Jailhouse Rock " in a stylized cell block a performance Elvis himself choreographed. Hunk's number is cut because of his outdated music style. Afterwards, Vince informs Hunk that according to his lawyer, the above-mentioned "contract" they signed in prison was worthless. However, as a consolation, and never forgetting that Hunk tried to intercede on his behalf when he was Lady Moon Walker - Mars Bonfire - Mars Bonfire for striking the prison guard, Vince offers Hunk a job with his entourage for a fee equal to ten percent of Vince's annual gross, which Hunk accepts.
Within a few months, Vince officially becomes a star. However, Peggy is no longer on speaking terms with Vince, as his success has made him arrogant.
Vince then signs a movie deal with Climax Studios. The studio head asks him to spend the day with Sherry Wilson Jennifer Holdenthe studio's new leading lady, for publicity purposes. The conceited actress is less than thrilled with her co-star at first; but she eventually falls in love with Vince after shooting a kissing scene, saying that she's "come all unglued" indicating that she's no longer "stuck up".
Meanwhile, Hunk grows tired of Vince's self-centered attitude. When Peggy shows up unexpectedly at another of Vince's parties, Vince is happy to see her at first but becomes upset when she says the purpose of her visit is to talk about business. Shores then approaches Vince with an offer from Geneva Records to purchase Laurel Records and sign Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea to a rich contract. Peggy refuses to sell, but Vince announces that he will close the deal since he owns a controlling interest, which deeply devastates Peggy.
Enraged by Vince's attitude—and his treatment of Peggy—Hunk provokes Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea to fight, who refuses to fight back. Hunk delivers several hard blows with the last one striking Vince in the throat, endangering his voice and therefore his singing ability.
Vince is then rushed to a hospital, where he forgives Hunk and realizes he loves Peggy and she loves him. After being released from the hospital, Vince's doctor informs him that his vocal cords are fully recovered, but Vince is worried that his voice might have been affected. To test it, he sings " Young and Beautiful " to Peggy, which reassures him that his fears are unfounded. In addition, the studio traditionally did not produce any original scripts that were not adaptations of already-successful works such as books or theater plays.
The first scene to be filmed was the title dance sequence to the song " Jailhouse Rock ". Presley was not convinced by Romero's initial choreography, so on the next day Romero played some music and asked Presley to dance, using his own moves to choreograph the final sequence.
It has been since confirmed by one of, if not the greatest acrobatic young dancer in the world, Russ Tamblyn that on the night prior to the shooting of the scene, he visited Presley at his penthouse suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Although they had never met before, the one week older Tamblyn and Presley got along fine, immediately, then practiced a few moves and by the next morning, Presley had the complicated scene totally within his grasp, resulting in the scene often been cited as his greatest musical moment on screen. Shooting of the film began on May 13,with the newly created choreography.
He was taken to the Cedars of Lebanon Hospitalwhere he spent the Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea after the cap was removed. Before the production began, rock 'n' roll songwriting partners Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were commissioned to create the film's soundtrack. The writers, who accepted the work, did not send any material to MGM for months.
In Aprilthe studio called a meeting with the writers in Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea York City to be updated on the progress of the work. Leiber and Stoller, Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea had not written any material, traveled to New York where, instead of working, they toured the city.
When he was told that there was no material, Aberbach decided to lock the songwriters in their hotel room by blocking the door with a sofa. Aberbach told them that they would not Elvis - Lucky Me - Honeymoon Sea the room until they had created the material.
During the session, Stoller helped Presley with the song "Treat Me Nice" and taught him, using a piano, the method he should use while recording the song. Presley was impressed by Stoller and convinced MGM to cast him as the band's pianist in the film. The following songs in the film were performed by Elvis unless otherwise noted: .
It opened nationally on November 8. The film peaked at number 3 on the Variety box office chart, and reached number 14 for the year at the box office. InPresley was ranked the fourth leading box office commodity in the film industry.
Jailhouse Rock earned mixed reviews from critics. It was looked upon as scandalous once it was released because it portrayed Vince Everett as an anti-heroic character,   presented a convict as a hero, used the word "hell" as a profanity, and included a scene showing Presley in bed with co-star Tyler. Some publications criticized Presley.
Time criticized his onstage personality,  while The Miami News compared the film with horror movies, and said, "Only Elvis Presley and his 'Jailhouse Rock' can keep pace with the movie debut of this 'personality,' the records show.
In estimating the lasting appeal of their grotesque performer. Other reviewers responded positively to the film. Louise Boyca of The Schenectady Gazette wrote that "it's dear Elvis that gets the soft focus camera and the arty photography.
The movie Author Thomas Doherty wrote in his book Teenagers and Teenpics: The Cadence DEperonnage - François Bréant - Voyeur Extra-Lucide of American Movies in the s: "In Jailhouse Rockthe treatment of rock 'n' roll music, both as narrative content and as cinematic performance is knowing and respectful The elaborate choreography for the title tune, the long takes and uninterrupted screen time given to Outside The Trains Dont Run On Time - Gang Of Four - Solid Gold other numbers, and the musical pacing—the rock 'n' roll builds in quality and intensity—all show an indigenous appreciation of Presley's rock 'n' Roll.
The sequence is widely acknowledged as the most memorable musical scene in Presley's 30 narrative movies, and is credited by music historians as the prototype for the modern music video. The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Jailhouse Rock film. Jailhouse Rock Theatrical release poster. Main article: Jailhouse Rock EP. Elvis Presley's " Jailhouse Rock ".
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