King Creole

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King Creole ★★½ 1958 (PG)

The King goes film noir as a teenager with a criminal record who becomes a successful pop singer in New Orleans but is threatened by his ties to crime, represented by Walter Matthau. One of the better Elvis films, based on Harold Robbins' “A Stone for Danny Fisher.” Features Elvis's last film appearance before his service in the Army. ♫King Creole; Banana; New Orleans; Turtles, Berries and Gumbo; Crawfish; Don't Ask Me Why; As Long As I Have You; Trouble; Hard-Headed Woman. 115m/B VHS, DVD . Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dean Jagger, Dolores Hart, Vic Morrow, Paul Stewart, Brian G. Hutton, Liliane Montevecchi, Jan Shepard, Jack Grinnage; D: Michael Curtiz; W: Herbert Baker, Michael V. Gazzo; C: Russell Harlan; M: Walter Scharf.