Great Balls of Fire!

Synopsis: The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public.
Director(s): Jim McBride
Production: Orion Pictures Corporation
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

- I don't know, Jerry Lee. I don't know.

- You don't have to come, cousin.

My dad will whip me if he finds out

I went to the chocolate quarter with you.

- Jimmy Lee Swaggart, you're yellow.

- I am not.

- Think anybody seen us?

- Who cares?

Come on.

Come on!

Oh, yeah!

Come on, Jerry Lee. Let's get

outta here. It's the devil's music.

I can feel it.


Come on, Jerry Lee.

- Get your arms off my man.

- Hey, baby.


Hi, squirt.

Memphis, Tennessee

November - 1956

Myra, ain't it?


- Who are you?

- I'm your daddy's cousin.

Jerry Lee Lewis, from Ferriday, Louisiana,

your Aunt Mamie's boy.

I heard about you.

- They say you're a wild one.

- When it comes to playing this here piano

you are looking at

the wildest mother of them all.

- What are you doin' around here?

- Me and your dad are forming a band.

I'm gonna be the main attraction. I've

got a ferocious God-given talent on me.

We're goin' over to Sun Records.

We're gonna eyeball Sam Phillips,

see if he can get us a deal.

- Sam Phillips discovered Elvis, you know.

- I know.

I got all Elvis's records.

Oh, Elvis ain't so hot. He can't do this.

You sure think a whole lot

of yourself, don't you?

Sure I do.

- Don't you?

- Me?

I ain't nobody. I'm only 13.

Well, you look all woman to Jerry Lee.

Myra Gale, you better behave yourself.

I am!

Jerry Lee here's a married man.

Ain't that right, Jerry Lee?

- Uh, that's not necessarily so, Lois.

- And just what do you mean by that?

Well, you see, I was still married to my

first wife when I married my second wife,

so I never really was married to her.

And since I divorced my first wife

a couple of years ago,

I'm as free as a bird in a tree.

- Well, hello.

- Hey, babe.

- Hey, you ready to go?

- Where?

- Where? Sun Records.

- What, now?

Hell, yeah, now. What do you think

I've been waitin' around all day for?

- All right.

- Daddy, can I go too?

Little girl, you stay home

and do your homework.

Sorry Mr Phillips couldn't be here. I'll play

those tapes for him soon as he gets back.

Are you sure we recorded enough, Mr

Clement? I can play anything you want.

You're good, boy, but a piano

ain't never gonna make you no money.

Little girls like guitar players nowadays.

They like to watch 'em wiggle around.

You can't do that behind a piano.

So, what did Mr Sam Phillips

think of the great Jerry Lee Lewis?

- He ain't heard him yet.

- But he will. It's a guaranteed fact.

Thank you, Lord, for this,

your bountiful blessing.

Protect and guide us

in your everlasting grace.

For what we are about

to receive, we give thanks.

- Amen.

- Amen.


Jerry Lee, have some of my meat loaf.

Here you go.

I'm takin' the car.

What in holy hell is wrong with him?

Sam Phillips was supposed

to be back four days ago.

All this waitin's

drivin' poor Jerry Lee nuts.

- Are you ready, Mr Phillips?

- Roll it.

Piano, huh?

I can sell that.

Wait! Well, I'll be dogged. It's Mr

Sam Phillips. Come on around here.

We got a brand-new record

recorded today in Memphis

at the same cotton-pickin' studio,

by the same cotton-pickin' man

that discovered Elvis, Mr Sam Phillips.

Good old Sam of Sun Records tells me

this boy he's got is gonna be bigger

than the Big E, Carl Perkins

and Johnny Cash combined.

That's me!

The name of the song is "Crazy

Arms" and the singer is Jerry Lewis.

Mama! Dad! Come quick!

Oh, my God!


What do you think, Memphis? Call

Daddy-O at the Red Hot and Blue Show,

KL55656, and tell me what you think

of "Crazy Arms" by Mr Jerry Lewis.

We love it, Daddy-O!

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Jack Mathew Baran (born January 13, 1997), also known by his YouTube name thatsojack is an American YouTuber from Fairfield, Connecticut. more…

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