KING CREOLE features Elvis Presley's best film performance, a result perhaps of the helming of Michael Curtiz--who had also directed Cagney, Bogart, Garfield, and Flynn and who will always be revered for CASABLANCA--or of the script by Herbert Baker and Michael Gazzo, which was based on a
novel written by Harold Robbins before he became a pop fiction cottage industry. Whatever the reason, the film will be remembered for the many facets of Elvis that emerged in his portrayal of Danny Fisher, a singing busboy at a sleazy nightclub on New Orleans' Bourbon Street. One night he rescues
Ronnie (Carolyn Jones) from a drunk who is harassing her. She turns out to be the mol...