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King Creole Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1958
Running Time: 1 hrs. 55 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Michael Curtiz
Screenwriter: Harbert Baker and Michael Vincente Gazzo
Producers: Hal B. Wallis
Studio: Paramount Pictures

King Creole Synopsis

Young Danny Fisher (Elvis Presley) is trying to finish high school, support his down-on-his-luck father and sister with a before school janitor job and get a singing career off the ground when he runs afoul of local hood Maxie Fields (Walter Matthau.) This early Elvis movie is one of his best.

King Creole Cast

Elvis Presley - Danny Fisher
Carolyn Jones - Ronnie
Walter Matthau - Maxie Fields
Dolores Hart - Nellie
Dean Jagger - Mr. Fisher

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Danny Fisher ( Elvis Presley ):

"I never look for trouble. But I never ran. I don't take no orders. From no kind of man."

What does Danny's father want him to do?