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King Creole (1958)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  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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Storyline

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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Rated PG for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Michael Curtiz thought Elvis Presley would become wonderful actor. 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

Charlie LeGrand: You keep speaking of Danny having a profession. Singing is a profession. Well alright, so he's starting in the sewer. Sewers can't be ignored. They run under the best cities. And some of them lead to the fanciest plumbing at the Ritz.
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King Creole
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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GREAT!
10 August 1999 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Whether you are an Elvis fan or not, this is just a great movie. It shows that Elvis had that natural acting ability which unfortunately didn't matter to the money hungry corporate jerks. After this movie I think is when all his movies were just made to make money, which they ALL did. Elvis unfortunately became a joke in comparison to other actors all because of the terrible scripts. There was one movie (can't remember which one, there were over 30) in which he reportedly told the director after filming was done "Hey nice movie, maybe I'll read the script sometime" . In other words, Elvis hated the fact that he wasn't getting good scripts. He was the first real money making star which is what ultimately lead to the atrocious film roles. Well except for maybe 4 or 5 of his films. Anyway if you never saw Elvis in a movie before (which I find hard to believe with all the Elvis marathons on tv), see this one!


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