Jailhouse Rock details
|Starring:||Mickey Shaughnessy, Dean Jones, Judy Tyler, Elvis Presley, Jennifer Holden|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Aug 2004|
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One of his bestBy TakedaKen from Barrow-in-furness , 15 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I am not an Elvis fan - I got it for my wife; but; it is one of his better films with a believable plot and that lovable rogue character that Elvis plays reasonably well.
I can't comment on the music - although there are some classics in there; remember I am not an Elvis fan.....
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Elvis is Goooood!By a customer , 21 Oct 2011I watched this as a child with my older siblings. I didn't appreciate how amusing his character was until I watched it again recently. Really good film - loved it!
One of his bestBy surreyfilmlover (34 reviews) from Surrey , 18 Jun 2010This is certainly one of the best films starring Elvis. I only recently started watching his films but this black and white marvel is certainly to be recommended to any of his fans. It contains believable characters, some great scenes, a good simple plot and, of course, some superb singing.
brillBy ash7978 (34 reviews) from Worksop , 03 Jul 2009elvis is just such a classic what can i say?!
Early ElvisBy a customer from Wolverhampton , 23 Feb 2009A better film because they hadn't yet started that awful sequence of movies - all with one plot!
The last time I saw this was when it was first released on film, in those days it seemed pretty good, but it doesn't stand the test of time. What did we see in that moody, bad tempered guy with the permanent scowl and the whining voice.
Classic Elvis for me is GI Blues, better songs, better plot, better aciting - and he smiles a bit more often.
Elvis's dark sideBy a customer from Wisbech , 23 Oct 2008My first impression of this film is that it hasn't dated well, the songs are not in sync with the actors and the fight scenes are hilarious for the wrong reasons, but the film is ok.
I know ok is not a great description but it will keep you entertained. The films time scale is also a little off the mark, he is in and out of prison within the first 25 mins? not seeing this film before i thought it was based in prison! by the first hour he is a millionaire, on a film sets barking orders at his best mate, irritating the woman that he loves and making business deals with old enemies that screwed him over 20 mins before? i know its a film but it does seem to show that this all happens in the space of a week.
Elvis's character is very good and he pulls it off with boyish charms, also with a bit of rogueishness chucked in there to warrant his stint in prison. He can come across annoying sometimes and a little childish but carries it off in the end.
This is meant to be Elvis's best film out of his collection and if it is then i doubt i would go out of my way to watch any others, i dont mind old films (big fan of Hitchcock) but this one just seemed a bit too past its 'cell' by date (see what i did there)?