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King Creole (1958)

Nineteen-year-old high school student Danny Fisher (Elvis Presley) works before and after school in order to support 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. At work one morning, Danny rescues
an older woman, named Ronnie (Carolyn Jones), from her abusive date. After a taxi ride to Danny's high school, she kisses him. Danny responds to some schoolmates' teasing by
kissing Ronnie back and then punching one of them in the face. That earns him a trip to the principal's office. Miss Pearson (Helene Hatch), his teacher, tells Danny that he will not
graduate. Principal Mr. Evans (Raymond Bailey) is sympathetic, but powerless to help, so Danny decides to drop out of school.

When he leaves the school grounds, three young men take him into an alley. Their leader, Shark (Vic Morrow), wants revenge for Danny hitting his brother. Danny defends himself
so well that Shark invites him to join them. Later, Mr. Fisher tries to convince his son to stay in school. Instead he helps Shark's gang shoplift at a "five-and-dime" by singing "Lover
Doll" to distract the customers and staff. Only Nellie (Dolores Hart), a young woman working at the snack bar, notices his complicity in the theft, but she does not turn him in. Danny
invites Nellie to a fictitious party in a hotel room; finding nobody else there, she starts crying and leaves after admitting that she still wants to see him again, but not under those

That night, Danny meets Ronnie again at "The Blue Shade" night club, where he is working. 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" (Walter 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" club, the only nightspot in the area not owned by Maxie; he offers Danny
a job as a singer.

Meanwhile, Mr. Fisher gets work as a pharmacist in a drug store, but his boss, Mr. Primont (Gavin Gordon), is constantly demeaning him, much to Danny's embarrassment. That
makes it easier for Danny to go against his father's wishes and take Charlie's offer. When Danny is a hit, 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. 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, he needs an expensive
operation; 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, then
does it anyway. Danny pummels Maxie for the betrayal and helps Ronnie leave 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 is himself killed.
Ronnie finds 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 its owner.

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 shows
up to listen to his son sing.
NEW ORLEANS -- People around the world have been celebrating the birthday of the late king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley.

He would have been 83 this year.

Although Elvis spent a lot of time in his Memphis home, Graceland, and out in Hollywood filming his musical movies that we all adore, he also brought his provocative pelvis action
right down to Bourbon Street.

In 1958, the movie "King Creole" was released.

A fun fact about this movie is that it was the longest Elvis Presley film ever made lasting one hour and 56 minutes.

It was also his last movie before he was inducted into the U.S. Army.

However, the majority of the film was shot at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.

Only about 10% was shot in New Orleans.

So we decided to track down one of the special locations -- Hotel Royal on Royal Street.

This is where you will find the balcony that Elvis used in the film for his hit song, "Crawfish."

During his stay, Elvis could be found at the Roosevelt Hotel, where it's said that he and his entourage took up the entire top floor.

So next time you are on Royal Street, look up and you may just find the spirit of Elvis waving to you.

July 2nd 2018 marks the 60th Anniversary of 'King Creole' first being released and to celebrate what is considered to be Elvis' greatest movie and best acting role, here is some
information regarding this movie, we hope you enjoy (thanks to Wikipedia for credits)
Songs Performed
Written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley and Kitty White

Steadfast, Loyal And True
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley

Lover Doll
Written by Sid Wayne & Abner Silver
Performed by Elvis Presley

Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley

Dixieland Rock
Written by Aaron Schröder & Beverly Ross (as Rachel Frank)
Performed by Elvis Presley

Written by (uncredited)
Performed by Liliane Montevecchi
Sung and danced on stage in nightclub. Restored to film in 2009.

Young Dreams
Written by Aaron Schröder & Martin Kalmanoff
Performed by Elvis Presley

New Orleans
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley

Hard Headed Woman
Written by Claude Demetri
Performed by Elvis Presley

King Creole
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley

Don't Ask Me Why
Written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley

As Long As I Have You
Written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley

Full Cast & Crew
Directed by  Michael Curtiz

Writing Credits   
Herbert Baker ... (screenplay) and
Michael V. Gazzo ... (screenplay) (as Michael Vincente Gazzo)

Harold Robbins ... (novel - A Stone For Danny Fisher)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete   
Elvis Presley ... Danny Fisher
Carolyn Jones ... Ronnie
Walter Matthau ... Maxie Fields
Dolores Hart ... Nellie
Dean Jagger ... Mr. Fisher
Liliane Montevecchi ... Forty Nina
Vic Morrow ... Shark                              
Paul Stewart ... Charlie LeGrand
Jan Shepard ... Mimi Fisher  
Brian G. Hutton ... Sal (as Brian Hutton)
Jack Grinnage ... Dummy
Dick Winslow ... Eddie Burton  
Raymond Bailey ... Mr. Evans - School Principal

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leon Tyler ... Drug Clerk (scenes deleted)  
Val Avery ... Ralph (uncredited)
Alex Ball ... Patron (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne ... Woman Asking for Water (uncredited)
Sam Buffington ... Dr. Martiing Creole Doorman (uncredited)
Lilyan Chauvin ... Catherine (uncredited)
Charles Evans ... Mr. Furst (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Drugstore Lunch Counterman (uncredited)
Barbara Gayle ... Salesgirl (uncredited)  
Ned Glass ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Cliff Gleaves ... (uncredited)
Gavin Gordon ... Mr. Primont - Druggist (uncredited)
Reita Green ... Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
Dorothy Hack ... (uncredited)
Helene Hatch ... Mrs. Pearson (uncredited)  
Kay Haydn ... 'B' Girl (uncredited)
Trustin Howard ... King Creole Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Collector (uncredited)
Eugene Jackson ... Saxophonist in Blue Shade (uncredited)
Jackie Joseph ... Salesgirl (uncredited)
Gustave Lax ... Patron (uncredited)
Alexander Lockwood ... Dr. Patrick (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Bartender (uncredited)
Walter Merrill ... Mr. McIntyre (uncredited)
Scotty Moore ... Guitar player (uncredited)
Ron Nyman ... Patron (uncredited)
Jacqueline Park ... Salesgirl (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Patron (uncredited)
Greg Rhinelander ... Patron (uncredited)
Ziva Rodann ... Entertainer (uncredited)
Ric Roman ... Eddie (uncredited)
Tony Russel ... Chico (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Patron (uncredited)
Susanne Sidney ... Salesgirl (uncredited)
Blanche Thomas ... Woman (uncredited)
Nina Vaughn ... (uncredited)
Kitty White ... Street Vendor (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Bartender (uncredited)
Fred Winston ... Shark's Brother (uncredited)
Judith Woodbury ... Patron (uncredited)

Produced by  
Paul Nathan ... Associate producer
Hal B. Wallis ... Producer
Joseph H. Hazen ... producer (uncredited)

Music by  
Walter Scharf

Cinematography by  
Russell Harlan ... Director of photography

Casting By  
Bert McKay ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by  
J. McMillan Johnson ... (as Joseph MacMillan Johnson)  
Hal Pereira

Set Decoration by  
Sam Comer
Frank R. McKelvy ... (as Frank McKelvy)

Makeup Department  
Nellie Manley ... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor
Hedy Mjorud ...hair stylist (uncredited)
Jack Stone ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management  
Richard Blaydon ... unit production manager (uncredited)
Frank Caffey ... production manager (uncredited)
C. Kenneth Deland ... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director  
Michael D. Moore ... assistant director (as D. Michael Moore)
Ralph Axness ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Cy Brooskin ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ned Dobson ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department  
Eugene Acker ... painter (uncredited)
Maurice Goodman ... leadman (uncredited)
Robert McCrellis ... props (uncredited)
Barnard Schoefelt ... props (uncredited)
E. Sutherland ... props (uncredited)
Dick Webb ... foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department  
Charles Grenzbach ... sound recordist
Harold Lewis ... sound recordist
R.D. Cook ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Nick Gerolimates ... cable person (uncredited)
Tom Hadley ... boom operator (uncredited)
Hayden Hohstadt ... boom grip (uncredited)
Harold Lewis ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Bud Parman ... boom operator (uncredited)

Visual Effects by  
Farciot Edouart ... process photography
John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects

Joe Gray ... stunt double (uncredited)
Rocky Shahan ... stunt double (uncredited)
George Washburn ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department  
Guy Bennett ... camera operator (uncredited)
Mal Bulloch ... still photographer (uncredited)
Ed Crowder ... grip (uncredited)
Bud Fraker ... still photographer (uncredited)
Guy Harris ... electrician (uncredited)
James Hawley ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Al Holton ... best boy (uncredited)
Bill Neff ... gaffer (uncredited)
Lorne Netten ... best boy (uncredited)
H. Parsley ... grip (uncredited)
Dominic Seminerio ... grip (uncredited)
Paul Uhl ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ed Wharman ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department  
Olive Long ... casting secretary (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department  
Edith Head ... costumer
John A. Anderson ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Grace Harris ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Dario Piazza ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Editorial Department  
Warren Low ... editorial supervisor

Location Management  
William Davidson ... location unit manager (uncredited)
William W. Gray ... location unit manager (uncredited)

Music Department  
The Jordanaires ... vocal accompaniment
Charles O'Curran ... stager: musical numbers
Walter Scharf ... music adaptor
Mahlon Clark ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
John C. Hammell ... music editor (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Troy Sanders ... musical advisor (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew  
Tom Parker ...technical advisor (as Col. Tom Parker)
Norman Stuart ... dialogue coach
Hal B. Wallis ... presenter (as Hal Wallis)
Al Peterson ... key craft service (uncredited)
Art Sarno ... publicist (uncredited)
Marvin Weldon ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Worldwide Release Dates
USA ... 2 July 1958
UK ... 28 August 1958 (London)
UK ... 21 September 1958 (Nationwide)
West Germany ... 21 October 1958
Sweden ... 27 October 1958
Finland ... 5 December 1958
Austria ... January 1959
Japan ... 25 February 1959
Denmark ... 30 March 1959
Argentina ... 14 April 1959
Mexico ... May 1959
Netherlands ... 29 May 1959
Norway ... 19 June 1959
Italy ... 19 August 1959
France ... 1 April 1960
Spain ... 2 April 1961 (Barcelona)
Spain ... 22 May 1961 (Madrid)
Turkey ... 16 November 1964

Around the World, King Creole takes on a different name.
Also Known As (AKA)  
Argentina ... Melodía siniestra
Brazil ... Balada Sangrenta
Canada (French title) ... Bagarres au King Créole
Denmark ... King Creole - hård ungdom
Spain... El barrio contra mí
Finland ...Kitara kainalossa
France... Bagarres au King Creole
Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) ... O vasilefs tou rock
Greece ... Ο Βασιλιάς του Ροκ
Italy ... La via del male
Mexico ... Melodía siniestra
Poland ... Król Kreol
Portugal ... Balada Sangrenta
Sweden ... King Creole
Soviet Union (Russian title) ... Кинг Креол
Turkey (Turkish title) ... Gangsterlerin pençesinde
USA (working title) ... Danny
USA (working title) ... Sing, You Sinners
Uruguay ... Melodía siniestra
West Germany ... Mein Leben ist der Rhythmus