King Creole is a 1958 American musical drama film directed by Michael
Curtiz and starring
Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, and Walter Matthau.
Hal B. Wallis
Hal B. Wallis and based on the 1952 novel A Stone for
Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins, the film is about a nineteen-year-old
who gets mixed up with crooks and involved with two women.
Presley later indicated that of all the characters he portrayed
throughout his acting career, the role of Danny Fisher in King Creole
was his favorite. To make the film, Presley was granted a 60-day
deferment from January to March 1958 for beginning his military
service. Location shooting in
New Orleans was delayed several times by
crowds of fans attracted by the stars, particularly Presley.
The film was released by
Paramount Pictures on July 2, 1958, to both
critical and commercial success. The critics were unanimous in their
praise of Presley's performance.
King Creole peaked at number five on
the Variety box office earnings charts.
The soundtrack song "Hard Headed Woman" reached number one on the
Billboard pop singles chart, number two on the R&B chart, and was
certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America
(RIAA), while the soundtrack album peaked at number two on the
Billboard album chart.
5 Home media
7 See also
9 External links
Nineteen-year-old high school student Danny Fisher (Elvis) works
before and after school to support his surviving family: his father
(Dean Jagger) and sister Mimi (Jan Shepard). After Danny's mother
died, his grieving father lost his job as a pharmacist, and moved his
impoverished family to the
French Quarter in New Orleans.
Danny protects Ronnie from one of Maxie Field's customers
At work one morning, Danny rescues Ronnie (Jones) from her abusive
date. After a taxi ride to Danny's high school, Ronnie kisses him.
Danny responds to witnessing schoolmates' teasing by kissing Ronnie
back and then punching one of them in the face when he makes a teasing
remark. Danny's reaction summons him to the principal's office; where
Miss Pearson (Helene Hatch), his teacher, tells Principal Evans
(Raymond Bailey) that Danny will not graduate because of his poor
attitude. Mr. Evans is sympathetic, but powerless to help; so Danny
decides to drop out of school to find work, against the wishes of his
father, who tries to convince Danny to stay in school.
When Danny leaves the school grounds, three young men lure him into an
alley. Their leader, Shark (Vic Morrow), wants revenge for Danny
hitting the teasing student at school, who turned out to be his
brother. Danny defends himself so well that it impresses Shark, so
Shark invites Danny to join his gang. Shark then has Danny to help the
gang shoplift at a five-and-dime by singing "Lover Doll" to distract
the customers and staff.
Nellie confesses to Danny that she is willing to see him again
Only Nellie (Dolores Hart), who works the snack bar, notices Danny's
complicity in the theft, but she does not turn him in. Danny then
invites Nellie to a fictitious party in a hotel room; finding nobody
else there, Nellie starts crying in fear and leaves after admitting
that she still wants to see Danny again, but not under those
Later that night, Danny meets Ronnie again at The Blue Shade
nightclub, where Danny is now employed. At first, she pretends not to
know him, as she is accompanied by her boyfriend and the club's owner,
Maxie Fields, aka "The Pig" (Matthau). When Maxie does not believe
her, she claims she heard Danny sing once. Maxie insists that Danny
prove he can sing. His rendition of "Trouble" impresses Charlie
LeGrand (Paul Stewart), the honest owner of the
King Creole nightclub,
the only nightspot in the area not owned by Maxie; impressed, LeGrand
offers Danny a job as a singer at his club.
Meanwhile, Mr. Fisher finds employment as a pharmacist in a local drug
store; but his boss, Mr. Primont (Gavin Gordon)—who reluctantly
hired Mr. Fisher after his boss made him do so—constantly demeans
Mr. Fisher obviously out of retaliation, much to Danny's
embarrassment. That situation makes it easier for Danny to go against
his father's wishes and accept Charlie's job offer. Danny does; and
when he becomes a hit at the King Creole, Maxie tries to hire him.
Danny declines his offer out of loyalty to Charlie.
Shark, now working for Maxie, suggests to Danny they beat up Primont
to help his father. One night when Mr. Fisher leaves the store dressed
in Primont's hat and coat (lent due to a rainstorm), Shark recognizes
him, but decides to mug him anyway, as that would be even better for
Maxie's purposes. Danny's father is so badly injured that he needs
expensive surgery; so Maxie pays for a specialist to perform it. Maxie
later blackmails Danny into signing with him by threatening to tell
his father about his involvement in the mugging, and then does it
anyway. Outraged, Danny pummels Maxie for the betrayal and helps
Ronnie escape him.
Maxie sends his henchmen after Danny. Shark and another gang member
trap him in an alley. Danny knocks out one of his pursuers. Then Shark
stabs Danny, but kills himself in the struggle. Ronnie then finds a
profusely bleeding Danny and takes him to her house on a bayou to
recover. She asks him to forget her sordid past and pretend to love
her. Danny replies that it would not be difficult and kisses her.
Maxie drives up, accompanied by Dummy (Jack Grinnage), a member of
Danny's former gang. Maxie fatally shoots Ronnie. Dummy, who had been
befriended by Danny, grapples with Maxie; the gun goes off, killing
Danny returns to the King Creole. He sings the lines "Let's think of
the future, forget the past, you're not my first love, but you're my
last" to Nellie in the audience. Mr Fisher also shows up to listen to
his son sing.
Elvis Presley as Danny Fisher
Carolyn Jones as Ronnie, Maxie's mistress
Walter Matthau as Maxie Fields, the local gangster
Dolores Hart as Nellie, a five-and-dime employee who falls for Danny
Dean Jagger as Mr. Fisher, Danny's father
Liliane Montevecchi as Forty Nina, a stripper at the King Creole
Vic Morrow as Shark, Maxie's lead thug
Paul Stewart as Charlie LeGrand, owner of the King Creole
Jan Shepard as Mimi Fisher, Danny's sister
Brian G. Hutton as Sal, a member of Shark's gang.
Jack Grinnage as Dummy, a mute member of Shark's gang.
Dick Winslow as Eddie Burton
Raymond Bailey as Mr. Evans, the school principal
Gavin Gordon as Mr. Primont, drug store manager and Mr. Fisher's
Hal Wallis acquired the rights to
A Stone for Danny Fisher
A Stone for Danny Fisher in February
1955 for $25,000, with the intention of giving the lead role of a
New York boxer to either
James Dean or Ben Gazzara. The role was
originally written for Dean, but the project was cancelled after his
death in 1955. In January 1957, following the success of an
off-Broadway stage version of the story, Presley was suggested as a
possible replacement. After negotiations were completed, the
character of Fisher was changed from a boxer to a singer and the
location was moved from New York to New Orleans.
Wallis selected Michael Curtiz, a noted director of the Hollywood
studio system whose works included The Adventures of Robin Hood,
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Yankee Doodle Dandy and Casablanca. Curtiz decided to shoot the
film in black and white for dramatic ambiance and to give the streets
a film noir appearance. He also selected an experienced cast to
support Presley, including Walther Matthau and Carolyn Jones, as well
as Dolores Hart, Presley's co-star in the 1957 film Loving You.
Curtiz instructed a "taken aback" Presley to lose fifteen pounds and
shave his sideburns for the role, both of which Presley did.
On December 20, 1957, a month before filming was due to begin, Presley
received his draft notice. Presley and Paramount had to request
special permission to defer Presley's enlistment to allow him to
finish the film. Both pointed out to the draft board that a delay in
filming would cost them a large sum of money invested in the
pre-production of the film. On December 27, Presley received a 60-day
Filming took place between January 20 and March 10, 1958, mostly at
Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California, and on location in
French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, while the scene of the
bayou was filmed at Lake Pontchartrain. During filming, Presley
was constantly moved to avoid the crowds of fans who came to see him
on location, which delayed the film-making. Wallis had rented a house
for Presley's privacy, and a second one after one of his assistants
noticed that the back of the houses in the block led to the back of
the houses on the adjacent street. To escape from the crowds, Presley
would climb to the roof of one house and cross over onto the roof of
the other. After a fan discovered his path, he resided on the
tenth floor of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, which was rented for the
Before filming began, Curtiz was convinced that Presley would be a
"conceited boy", but after a few weeks of working together, he
described Presley as a "lovely boy" who would go on to be a "wonderful
actor". Presley, after seeing an early copy of the finished film,
thanked Curtiz for giving him the opportunity to show his potential as
an actor; he would later cite Danny Fisher as his favorite role of his
acting career. Fourteen days after the completion of King Creole,
Presley was officially inducted into the U.S. Army.
Modern Screen (Aug 1958)
The film was first shown at Loew's State Theater in New York City
on July 2, 1958. During the opening week, it ranked number five in
box office earnings on the Variety national survey. Billboard
Elvis Presley's new film shapes up as a box-office winner.
It's got plenty of action and characterisation and the star gives his
best acting performance to date ... (the) Incidents and characters of
the original novel are distorted, but the plot stands up well and the
dialog is salty and emotion-packed. As Danny, Presley exhibits
improved histrionics and provides many moving and tense moments.
Carolyn Jones is a knockout as a fallen thrush who would like to love
him; their aborted romance gives the pic its finest scenes."
Variety declared that the film "Shows the young star [Presley] as a
better than fair actor".
The New York Times
The New York Times also gave a favorable
review: "Mr. Curtiz and his players have got it snugly draped around
Mr. Presley's shoulders. And there it stays, until a limp melodramatic
home stretch, even with eight or so of those twitching, gyrating
musical interludes. ... These also perfectly typify the Bourbon Street
honky-tonks that Mr. Curtiz and his fine photographer, Russ Harlan,
have beguilingly drenched with atmosphere. Matching, or balancing, the
tunes are at least seven characterizations that supply the real
backbone and tell the story of the picture. ... for Mr. Presley, in
his third screen attempt, it's a pleasure to find him up to a little
more than Bourbon Street shoutin' and wigglin'. Acting is his
assignment in this shrewdly upholstered showcase, and he does it, so
help us over a picket fence."
The Spectator, however, criticized the relationship of Presley's
character with his love interests: "The girls in his (Michael
Curtiz's) latest film, King Creole, are both played by good, serious
Carolyn Jones .. and Dolores Hart, ... both are shown to be
hungrily, desperately, unpridefully in love with him (Presley's
character). They have no existence, except in him; do nothing but wait
for him; hope for nothing but a little rough affection ... Instead of
being kissed, they beg for kisses, which Mr. Presley sulkily and
reluctantly hands out now and then, with the air of a small,
fastidious boy being press to eat marshmallow and, though he feels a
bit sick not quite knowing how to get out of it ... (it) really seems
to suggest this is a god come down among us for a spell; and when
tender and infinitely patient in spite of the long past of infidelity,
nonchalance, and what looks to an observer like plain indifference
from him, her lips poised for the kiss that doesn't come ... As the
most extreme example of a contemporary idol, Mr. Presley is pretty
fascinating, and, though you may be put off at first by his pale,
puffy, bruised looking babyish face, by the weary cherubic decadence
you might imagine in Nero, and the excessive greasiness of his
excessively long, spiky locks, his films, however bad (and King Creole
is pretty low on his list), are well worth taking a look at."
About Presley's performance,
Down Beat wrote: "Let it be noted that
Elvis Presley's latest, King Creole, is his best picture thus
far--comparatively speaking, of course. Maybe about 10 more films (and
as many drama coaches) from now
Elvis might begin to get an inkling of
what acting's all about." TV-Radio Mirror magazine praised
Presley's acting over his past roles: "
Elvis Presley does his
strongest acting job so far. Two years ago, Presley on the screen was
a laughing stock. But nobody is laughing now". Meanwhile, The
Monthly Film Bulletin criticized the violence depicted in the film and
rated the movie a III, denoting poor, stating, "This entangled series
of cliches, each with more unlikely motivation than the last, provides
the most unattractive Presley vehicle so far. His numbers only offer
intermittent relief from the calculated violence and viciousness, and
he can do little to balance the disagreeable movie".
Commonweal lamented the lack of punishment to the main character for
his actions, but praised the director for his influence on Presley:
"No doubt adults won't be moved much by "King Creole" one way or the
other, but unfortunately teenage audiences may be taken in, especially
since Danny is supposed to be a sympathetic character and at the end
goes unpunished by the police for his crimes ... It must be said in
favor of Director
Michael Curtiz that he does succeed in getting
Presley to act every now and then, but the cards are stacked in such
an obvious manner against Danny that even Montgomery Clift couldn't
have handled the role with conviction."
Catholic World commented: "Playing a part— an underprivileged youth
who, on and off, displays some dignity and honest aspirations — that
requires some histrionic effort, Presley shows signs that he is
getting the hang of acting. The picture itself, however, after a
promising enough beginning turns into a lurid melodramatic hash
composed in about equal part of juvenile delinquency, gangsterism and
sex. These may be legitimate dramatic subjects but the script gives
them an illegitimate viewpoint and leaves muddled moral issues
The Florence Times wrote of Presley: "the fellow isn't a bad actor. Of
course, he's nothing at all sensational and the Academy Award isn't in
danger, but there are Hollywood habitues who've gotten by for years
with less ability. In fact, given the normal amount of the more
painstaking type of direction, it is entirely possible that Mr.
Wiggle-hips could develop into a really competent actor. As long,
however, as he can continue to attract audiences in present
proportions there's little need in worrying with drama schools."
Allrovi rated the movie with four stars out of five, stating: "The
film's highlight is a brief exchange of fisticuffs between
Walter Matthau. Together with Jailhouse Rock,
King Creole is one of
the best filmed examples of the untamed, pre-army
The film was released on
Paramount Pictures in 1986. In
2000, it was re-released in DVD with remastered sound and image,
featuring the original theatrical trailer.
King Creole (album)
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