Viva Pod Vegas #003 – Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Jailhouse Rock continues our Viva Pod Vegas journey from black-and-white to color (and now, again, to black-and-white!), as well as Elvis’s journey from “movies about country boys” to “movies NOT about country boys.” Joining us to talk about Elvis’s least likable character so far is Cara Gael O’Regan of the Wistful Thinking Podcast. After starting the episode by getting a gauge of Cara’s history with The King, we talk about whether or not the “Jailhouse Rock” set piece will be Elvis’s greatest moment ever captured on film, the many (many) ballads in this movie, and the movie’s many similarities to its predecessors. We look ahead to King Creole, which is a secret and surprise potential crossover for another podcast on this network! We also do our episodic check-in on Riley Keough’s career, revealing her royal lineage to Cara in the process.
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