After learning to play guitar and sing during a stint in the Big House, a minor-league punk kid becomes a rock star, with a little help from a beautiful agent. But the pressures of fame wear him down. Considered by many to be Elvis Presley's best film because of its eerie narrative prescience, noirish setting, and quality songs, especially the poolside performance of "You're So Square."
Co-produced by Avon Productions.
"Treat Me Nice"
"Young and Beautiful"
"I Want to be Free"
"Don't Leave Me Now"
"Baby, I Don't Care"
Film is also available in colorized version.
"[JAILHOUSE ROCK] features a lot of dynamic musical numbers." -- Grade: B+ (Entertainment Weekly)
"[T]he classic title track gets a terrific, swivel-hipped staging and swagger in which everybody in the old cell block really is dancing to the jailhouse rock." (Sight and Sound)