Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse Rock
Jailhouse Rock
  • UR
  • 1h 36m
  • 1957
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Elvis Presley stars as a hotheaded young singer in this raw-edged rock 'n' roll classic--Jailhouse Rock. Young Vince Everett (Presley) goes to prison for accidentally killing a man in a barroom brawl while defending a young woman's honor. After Everett's cellmate teaches him how to play guitar and encourages him to sing, Everett's hip-swiveling, electrifying performance at a jailhouse concert leads to stardom. But fame quickly gives Everett an oversized ego, and only the loss of his voice and the loyalty of his friends as he struggles to sing again teach Everett to appreciate his good fortune.

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Common Sense Says
'50s Elvis film still charms; some mild violence, smoking.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Jailhouse Rock is the iconic Elvis Presley movie from 1957 that introduced Hollywood to rock-and-roll musicals. The story's about a man sent to prison for manslaughter, and there are several fight scenes that show punching. One shows a small amount of blood on the mouth. There are a few kisses. "Hell" is used once. Adults frequently drink at parties and in bars, and there's lots of background smoking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 17, 1957
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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