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Jailhouse rock

Jailhouse rock [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents an Avon production ; screenplay by Guy Trosper ; songs mostly by Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber ; produced by Pandro S. Berman ; directed by Richard Thorpe.
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]

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Additional Authors
  • Thorpe, Richard, 1896-1991.
  • Berman, Pandro S., 1905-1996.
  • Trosper, Guy, 1911-1963.
  • Stoller, Mike.
  • Leiber, Jerry.
  • Young, Nedrick.
  • Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977.
  • Tyler, Judy.
  • Shaughnessy, Mickey, 1920-1985.
  • Taylor, Vaughn, 1910-1983.
  • Holden, Jennifer.
  • Jones, Dean.
  • Neyland, Anne.
  • Avon Productions.
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., b&w; 4 3/4 in. +
Vince Everett is serving a one-year jail sentence for manslaughter. While in the big house, his cellmate, a former country singer, introduces him to the record business. Vince takes to it so well that he decides to become a singer when he gets out. However, he is quickly disillusioned by the record business. But with the help of a new friend, he decides to form his own label, and soon he becomes an overnight sensation. As he becomes a superstar, his desire for fame and money may cause him to forget the people who got him there.
  • Musical – Feature.
  • Feature films.
  • Musical films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • Fiction films.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
  • Based on a story by Ned Young.
  • Special features: commentary soundtrack by Steve Pond, author of Elvis in Hollywood; featurette "The scene that stole Jailhouse rock"; theatrical trailer.
Credits (note)
  • Director of photography, Robert Bronner ; editor, Ralph E. Winters ; music supervisor, Jeff Alexander.
Performer (note)
  • Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor, Jennifer Holden, Dean Jones, Anne Neyland.
Audience (note)
  • Not rated by MPAA.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or Dolby Digital 1.0 mono, dual-layer.
Language (note)
  • In English with optional French subtitles or optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Special features: Widescreen version presented in a "letterbox" format -- Commentary by Steve Pond, author of Elvis in Hollywood -- New featurette The scene that stole Jailhouse Rock -- Digitally remastered for improve dpicture quality -- Language: English Dolby surround 5.1 ; English mono -- Subtitles (main feature): English, French.
  • 1419851187
  • 9781419851186
  • ocn144528587
  • 144528587
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