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King Creole

King Creole (1958)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1958 Wide

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Elvis Presley delivers one of his finest early performances in King Creole. Elvis plays a teenager named Danny Fisher, who is forced to drop out of school to help support his ineffective father (Dean Jagger). Drawn to trouble like a magnet, Danny is saved from a jail term by New Orleans salloonkeeper Charlie Le Grand (Paul Stewart), who gives the boy a job as a singer. It isn't long, however, before local gang boss Maxie Fields (Walter Matthau), a shadowy figure from Danny's criminal past, puts

May 2, 2000

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As directed by the versatile Michael Curtiz,this is one of the better Elvis musicals in the early phase of his screen career.

February 10, 2013 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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It does demand to be taken seriously.

August 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Elvis rises to the occasion of his fourth feature. He's a natural, more attitude and impulse than complexity and nuance, as he burns through the role...

August 14, 2007 Full Review Source: MSN.com
MSN.com

Presley oferece uma atuação convincente, Matthau está ótimo como vilão e o filme consegue inserir os números musicais sem interromper a narrativa.

February 22, 2004
Cinema em Cena

'This one won't force out the hankies to dry up the tears because laughter is a more appropriate response to the clichéd script'

August 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews

Audience Reviews for King Creole

King Creole was the first Elvis movie that I saw and I found out it was a good movie. Unlike many singers who try out their ability at acting, Elvis is actually a pretty good actor. Before watching King Creole, I never watched any of Elvis's movies because I thought that they would all be musicals and just be a bunch of people singing and acting crazy. But after watching King Creole I found out I was wrong. It was a good drama movie and now I understand why Elvis was in so many movies, not because he was a popular singer but he could also be a great actor. Walter Matthau and the rest of the supporting actors and actresses also did a good job.
It's about how Elvis became a singer at a local club and gaining fame for his ability while trying to stay away from a group of punks who threatened him if he didn't cooperate. It's an all around great movie and I recommend it to anyone. Now I'll probably give a lot more Elvis movies a chance after seeing King Creole. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. It's still the only Elvis movie I've ever seen. I've never been a huge fan of his, I just like a few of his songs, but wouldn't mind seeing some more of his films.
August 15, 2009
stormyweather980

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Elvis's best movie
September 26, 2007
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Probably the closest you're going to get to a "proper" film starring Elvis. It has some semblance of plot, the B&W photography is nice and the songs do not seem quite so intrusive. It was obviously trying to cash in one the burgeoning "teen" bandwagon, but not bad.
June 3, 2007
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My favorite Elvis movie. Kind of a James Dean story but Matthau is fun to watch.
October 31, 2006
mjgildea

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    1. Danny Fisher: what's the difference where you sweep up?, it all looks the same in the garbage truck.
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