Movie Review King Creole
King Creole Review
I’d like to start out by saying that this is my favorite Elvis movie. If you’ve ever been over my house, I’m sure I’ve made you watch it. Let’s take a look at the cast: Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau, Carolyn Jones, Vic Morrow, and Delores Hart.
Based on the book ”A Stone for Danny Fisher” KING CREOLE tells the story of teenage delinquent Danny Fisher, played by Elvis, who drops out of school and finds himself working in the grimy New Orleans night life scene. Danny encounters 2 women along his path. One is aging show girl and former singer Ronnie, played by Carolyn Jones, and the other is "the girl next door" Nellie, played by Delores Heart. While hustling as a bar back, he soon lands a job as the main act of a dying club called THE KING CREOLE. His nightly performances become such a success that he saves the club and begins to make good money. There is a catch to his new found fortune and fame. As well as the frowned upon lifestyle from his family, he is now in the debt of a hardened criminal gangster Maxie Dean, played by Walter Matthau. While this is not AS typical as some of the other Elvis films because of the dark mood, KING CREOLE still has its random musical and vocal ballots throughout the movie. As far as Elvis films go, I give it 5 out of 5 stars!