Jailhouse Rock
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Theatrical release poster by Crandell

The film’s soundtrack was written by songwriters Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber.

The dance sequence to the title song is among “Presley’s greatest moment on screen.”

Elvis Presley as Vince Everett as Mickey Shaughnessy as Hunk Houghton in their cell.

Photo: Presley as Vince Everett hugs Judy Tyler as Peggy Van Alden as he sings “Young and Beautifl.”

The film peaked at #3 on the Variety box-office chart and reached #14 for the year.

According to MGM records, the film earned $3.2 million in the U.S. and Canada and $1,075,000 elsewhere during its initial theatrical run, resulting in a profit of $1,051,000.

In 1957, Presley was ranked the fourth-leading box-office star in the film industry.

Photo: Publicity photo for the film featuring Presley during the dance sequence.