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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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Trivia

Michael Curtiz was asked to direct this movie by Hal B. Wallis. At first Curtiz refused, but soon took the job. It has later been told that Curtiz did watch few Elvis' earlier movies (story doesn't tell what movie) and after that accepted the job. 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

Mr. Fisher: Look, son! You know you didn't fail because your marks were bad, Mr. Evans said you failed because of your attitude. He said anybody that disagreed with you got a punch in the mouth. Is that what I brought you up to do, to fight?
Danny Fisher: No, pa, that's not what you brought me up to do, but I stopped listening to you! I ran out of other cheeks! You know, I remember once, Pop, when I was no more than 3 feet high you took me to the circus. You accidentally bumped into some guy and he turned around and ...
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Connections

Featured in Elvis at the Movies (2002) See more »

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Don't Ask Me Why
Written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Elvis at his Best
8 January 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I've heard it said that this was Elvis' favourite of his own films. And no wonder. It's about the only film he ever did that allowed him to be an actor. And let's remember, Elvis had no formal acting training, and sure, the film is, as usual, peppered with great Elvis numbers and no-one doubts his talent there.

If only the Colonel had chosen to exploit the acting side a little more, perhaps we would have a lot more memorable stuff like this to remember than some of the later films, such as.....er.....er....well, there you go, I don't remember any. Perhaps Elvis would have been a lot more proud too.

Anyway, alongside Elvis is a wonderful Carolyn "Morticia Adams" Jones and a fairly early Walter Matthau, showing us that he didn't just make us laugh in his movies, but he was able to impress us with dramatic roles also.


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