King Creole

King Creole

Michael Curtiz (1958)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This is arguably Elvis Presley's best film, and certainly his best acting performance. It's a tough New Orleans-set crime drama directed by Hollywood maestro Michael Curtiz, who invests the night-club scenes with the kind of élan that turned the not dissimilar Casablanca into a classic. Elvis has tremendous support from a terrific back-up cast, notably from Walter Matthau as reptilian villain Maxie Fields, and from Carolyn Jones as the long-suffering moll. The songs are knockouts too, especially the Dixie-influenced title number and the sultry Trouble. This is as good as Presley gets - don't miss.


A high-school drop-out with a talent for singing takes a job performing at a nightclub to support his unemployed father. A local gangster wants to recruit the singer for his own establishment, and sends a seductive moll to lure him away from his girlfriend. Musical, starring Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dean Jagger and Vic Morrow.

Cast & Crew

Danny Fisher Elvis Presley
Ronnie Carolyn Jones
Nellie Dolores Hart
Mr Fisher Dean Jagger
"Forty" Nina Liliane Montevecchi
Maxie Fields Walter Matthau
Mimi Fisher Jan Shepard
Charlie LeGrand Paul Stewart
Shark Vic Morrow
Sal Brian G Hutton
Director Michael Curtiz
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service LtdAvailable on: video and DVD