Elvis Filmed ‘King Creole’ in January through March of 1958

Elvis Filmed ‘King Creole’ in January through March of 1958

Elvis stated that this was his favorite acting role.

“King Creole” was the most critically acclaimed movie that Elvis ever starred. It was also the last movie he starred in before he went into the Army. He began filming this in January of 1958 and wrapped up production in March of 1958.

The film was based on the novel, “A Stone for Danny Fisher.” The novel was written by Harold Robbins. Elvis played the starring role of Danny. Elvis stated that this was his favorite acting role.

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The plot of the movie centered on Danny. Danny’s life, at 19, becomes complicated after his mother’s death. He moves back home to help his impoverished family, a father and a younger sister. His father is shaken up over his mother’s death and quits his job. Danny has to find work to support his family, while trying to continue with school.

An incident at school involving a girl causes him to drop out of school. That girl is Ronnie, played by actress Carolyn Jones. Soon he finds himself torn between this girl and another girl, named Nellie, played by actress Dolores Hart.

If romance, work and trying to support his family aren’t enough for a mere 19 year old to handle, he soon will have mobsters wanting him to do jobs for them. These jobs includes wanting him to beat others up for them. This isn’t the life Danny wants for himself.

How does he get himself out of all these situations? Which girl is the one who truly wins his heart? Watch the movie yourself and see. While you are watching it, you can enjoy many of Elvis’s songs including, “Hard-Headed Women” which was recorded from the sound track of this movie.

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