King Creole (1958)

PG  |   |  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:
Maxie Fields
Mr. Fisher
Liliane Montevecchi ...
Forty Nina
Charlie LeGrand
Jan Shepard ...
Mimi Fisher
Brian G. Hutton ...
Sal (as Brian Hutton)
Jack Grinnage ...
Dick Winslow ...
Eddie Burton
Mr. Evans - School Principal
Gavin Gordon ...
Mr. Primont - Druggist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leon Tyler ...
Drug Clerk (scenes deleted)


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

2 July 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Danny  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Elvis Presley got a 60-day extension from his draft board to finish filming this movie before he was inducted into the U.S. Army. See more »


Character starts running twice because of editing mistake in the end of movie. See more »


Mr. Evans: Now, you've just been told that you're not graduating tomorrow. Doesn't that mean anything to you?
Danny Fisher: You said I'm not graduating. OK, that's it. Now what do you want?
Mr. Evans: I once had a son, Danny. He lived 13 years. Some hoodlums jumped him one night, and he died.
Danny Fisher: I'm sorry. But what's that got to do with me?
Mr. Evans: Because you have all the earmarks of being a hoodlum.
Danny Fisher: Aw!
Mr. Evans: A hoodlum or a hustler, whatever you want to call it.
Danny Fisher: This isn't principal talk.
Mr. Evans: Well, the more difficult the student, the more I try to ...
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King Creole
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
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, 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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