Considered by many to be the best Elvis movie, KING CREOLE stars the young Mr. Presley as Danny Fisher, a singer with a knack for getting into trouble. After the cops nab him for stealing, Danny vows never to violate the law again. He manages to land a gig singing at a hip nightclub in the French Quarter of New Orleans. However, mobster Maxie Fields (Walter Matthau) soon demands that Danny perform exclusively for him. And to make matters worse, Danny gets involved with Maxie's squeeze (Carolyn Jones) and risks losing his own true love, Nellie (Dolores Hart), as well as his own neck.
Main Cast & Crew:
Michael Curtiz - Director
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 116
- Color Format: B&W
- UPC: 032429285553
- Genre: Musical
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: March 2000
Additional cast: Jan Shepard (Mimi Fisher); Jack Grinnage (Dummy); Dick Winslow (Eddie Burton). Additional crew: Charles O'Curran (choreography); Al Wood, Kay Twomey, Fred Wise, Sid Wayne, Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett, Aaron Schroeder, Rachel Frank, Martin Kalmanoff, and Claude DeMetruis (song composers). Songs include: "King Creole."
"...The fourth and best Presley vehicle..." - 04/03/1998 USA Today, p.6E
"[H]ere Elvis looked great, battling against New Orleans gangsters and all seemed right with his then-monochrome world." - 12/01/2004 Mojo, p.58
"CREOLE contains enjoyable performances by Walter Matthau and a pre-Addams Family Carolyn Jones..." -- Grade: B - 08/17/2007 Entertainment Weekly, p.59