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King Creole (1958)

 -  Crime | Drama | Musical  -  2 July 1958 (USA)
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Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Ronnie
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Maxie Fields
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Nellie
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Mr. Fisher
Liliane Montevecchi ...
Forty Nina
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Shark
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Charlie LeGrand
Jan Shepard ...
Mimi Fisher
Brian G. Hutton ...
Sal (as Brian Hutton)
Jack Grinnage ...
Dummy
Dick Winslow ...
Eddie Burton
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Mr. Evans - School Principal
Gavin Gordon ...
Mr. Primont - Druggist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leon Tyler ...
Drug Clerk (scenes deleted)
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Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about the only joint around not run by smarmy crook Maxie Fields who wants him for his own place. He gets on pretty well with Fields' floozy though, and all this plus his involvement with Fields' hoods and with innocent five-and-dime store assistant Nellie means Danny finds his world closing in on him all ways round. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Crime | Drama | Musical

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Rated PG for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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2 July 1958 (USA)  »

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Elvis Presley said to director Michael Curtiz after filming that "Now I know what a good director is". Curtiz had earlier directed "Casablanca" (1942) and became one of Elvis' favorite directors. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie there is a scene where people on the street sing a song. In one part a woman is singing on the song, but the picture shows a male singer. See more »

Quotes

Ronnie: Maybe we'll meet some place by accident.
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Banana
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Performed by Liliane Montevecchi
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"Probably one of Presley's finest movies!"
7 January 2004 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

Elvis Presley plays Danny Fisher, a misunderstood teenager who is forced to live in a neighbourhood frequented by hoodlums because his father's business went bankcrupt and lost their other house. Danny flunks out of high school and does several dead end jobs in order to make ends meet, but it is discovered that he has a talent for singing and he is hired by nightclub owner Charlie Le Grand. However, sadistic blackmailer and criminal Maxie Fields (Walter Matthau) also has corrupt designs on Danny's talent.

Probably one of Presley's finest movies with a fairly strong storyline and assured direction by Michael (Casablanca) Curtiz. The acting is good from Presley in one of his better roles and Matthau scores as the ruthless gang boss. The film is shot in gorgeous noir black & white and the memorable tunes include "King Creole", "Trouble" and "As Long As I Have You".


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