- Theatrical Trailer
- Subtitles in English
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 2, 2000
- Originally Released: 1958
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 04/03/1998
"...The fourth and best Presley vehicle..."
Mojo - 12/01/2004
"[H]ere Elvis looked great, battling against New Orleans gangsters and all seemed right with his then-monochrome world."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/17/2007
"CREOLE contains enjoyable performances by Walter Matthau and a pre-Addams Family Carolyn Jones..." -- Grade: B
Description by OLDIES.com:
The year was 1958. Everybody's dating at the drive-in. America launches its first satellite. The novel Lolita stirs up controversy. And Elvis Presley gives Bourbon Street a new beat in King Creole. He plays a troubled youth whose singing sets the French Quarter rockin'. With a sweet girl to love him and nightclubbers cheering, it looks like Elvis will shake off his past and head for the top. But will a mobster (Walter Matthau) and his man-trap moll (Carolyn Jones) snare him in a life of crime?
Considered by many to be the best Elvis movie, KING CREOLE stars the young Mr. Presley as Danny Fisher, a singer with a knack for getting into trouble. After the cops nab him for stealing, Danny vows never to violate the law again. He manages to land a gig singing at a hip nightclub in the French Quarter of New Orleans. However, mobster Maxie Fields (Walter Matthau) soon demands that Danny perform exclusively for him. And to make matters worse, Danny gets involved with Maxie's squeeze (Carolyn Jones) and risks losing his own true love, Nellie (Dolores Hart), as well as his own neck.
Elvis Presley |
Film Noir |
Musical Sequences |
Personal Triumph |
Rags To Riches |
- Additional cast: Jan Shepard (Mimi Fisher); Jack Grinnage (Dummy); Dick Winslow (Eddie Burton).
- Additional crew: Charles O'Curran (choreography); Al Wood, Kay Twomey, Fred Wise, Sid Wayne, Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett, Aaron Schroeder, Rachel Frank, Martin Kalmanoff, and Claude DeMetruis (song composers).
- Songs include: "King Creole."