Jailhouse Rock

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Dir. Richard Thorpe

USA 1957 | Black & white | 97 mins | Cert U | Drama | Hollywood Classics

Cast: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler

In arguably the best of Presley’s films, he plays a hot-headed young truck driver who kills a man in a fight and is sent to prison, where he is taught to sing and play guitar. On his release he sets out to break into show business and eventually succeeds, with the help of a pretty record promoter.

Available on: 35mm


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