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King Creole (1958)

PG | | Crime, Drama, Musical | 2 July 1958 (USA)
A rebellious young man takes a job as a nightclub singer to make ends meet, attracting the attention of a local crime boss.

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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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Crime | Drama | Musical

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Rated PG for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Co-star of the film Walter Matthau said after death of Elvis Presley this about him: ""He [Elvis Presley] was an instinctive actor...He was quite bright...he was very intelligent...He was not a punk. He was very elegant, sedate, and refined, and sophisticated." See more »

Goofs

When Elvis in on the sidewalk talking to Ronnie who's sitting in the car, and the camera is on Elvis, Ronnie is yards away from any windshield or dashboard of the car, yet when the camera is on Ronnie, she's inches away from the front of the car. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: You're a pretty fancy performer, ain't ya kid?
Danny Fisher: Now you know what I do for an encore.
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Connections

Referenced in A la diestra del cielo: Silvio, un cantaor rockero (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

King Creole
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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a good Elvis movie
15 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Elvis Presley can act! This is perhaps his best movie and certainly the one with the strongest plot. Based on the Harold Robbins novel ‘A Stone for Danny Fisher', Elvis plays Danny with that teenage angst you'd associate more with James Dean or the young Marlon Brando. The music too is exceptional, with the sexy title track alongside of such gems as ‘Steadfast, Loyal and True', ‘Crawfish' (that unusual of things, a duet between Elvis and Kitty White), ‘Hard Headed Woman', and ‘Trouble'.

The supporting cast is also eminently watchable – Dean Jagger, Walter Matthau, Vic Morrow, Carolyn Jones – and help to move the pace along. The look of the film in its non-musical moments is strictly noir, and the whole piece is slickly directed by Michael Curtiz.

‘King Creole', and a handful of other Presley movies, hint at the movie career that he could have had without his manager Col. Parker's constant greed to display his peacock client in an ever-grating role of innocence to make money.


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