Judy Tyler … Elvis's Ill-fated
Leading Lady in Jailhouse Rock
The movie was filmed at MGM's Hollywood studios from May 13-June 14, 1957. Elvis remained front and center throughout the film, and, although Judy had second billing, her roll in the script was not a challenging one. During her contentious on-screen relationship with Presley's character, Tyler spent much of her time revolving facial expressions between happiness, confusion, anger, and adoration. Her only memorable line came early on after Vince Everett smashed his guitar on the table in the Florida Club. When Vince asked Peggy why she was interested in him, she responded, "I like the way you swing a guitar."