King Creole
King Creole (1958)

Elvis Presley delivers one of his finest early performances in King Creole. Elvis plays a teenager named Danny Fisher, who is forced to drop out of school to help support his ineffective father (Dean Jagger). Drawn to trouble like a magnet,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 2, 2000
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Elvis, young and relatively untamed, in a superior star vehicle from 1958.

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Verina Glaessner
Time Out

Curtiz's intelligent, austere, film noir-ish direction provides the perfect antidote to the occasional excesses of a script based on a Harold Robbins novel, and an ideal complement to Presley's performance.

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Empire Magazine

This is the jewel in the King's crown.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Presley shows himself to be a surprisingly sympathetic and believable actor on occasion. He also does some very pleasant, soft and melodious, singing.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

This is arguably Elvis Presley's best film, and certainly his best acting performance.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

As directed by the versatile Michael Curtiz,this is one of the better Elvis musicals in the early phase of his screen career.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

As the lad himself might say, cut my legs off and call me Shorty! Elvis Presley can act.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

King Creole features Elvis Presley's best film performance, a result perhaps of the helming of Michael Curtiz.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It does demand to be taken seriously.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
King Creole was the first Elvis movie that I saw and I found out it was a good movie. Unlike many singers who try out their ability at acting, Elvis is actually… More
Michael Gildea
My favorite Elvis movie. Kind of a James Dean story but Matthau is fun to watch.
jay nixon
Elvis's best movie
Lucia Ferrer
Elvis at his best!
xGary Xx
Probably the closest you're going to get to a "proper" film starring Elvis. It has some semblance of plot, the B&W photography is nice and… More