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December 13, 2011

Elvis Crawish Mix

 

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USA
West Germany  
Sweden
Finland 5 December 1958
Norway 16 December 1958
Denmark 30 March 1959
France 1 April 1960

Also Known As (AKA)
Bagarres au King Créole
Elvis Presley got a 60-day extension from his draft board to finish filming this movie before he was inducted into the U.S. Army.
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James Dean was at one point in the running for the role that, several years later, would be played by Elvis.
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Originally titled A Stone for Danny Fisher. It is, loosely based on the best selling 1952 novel by Harold Robbins. Elvis Presley recorded a song called "Danny" ("Lonely Blue Boy"). It was later recorded by Conway Twitty in 1960 and charted #6 US Pop. Elvis' original version of the song was scrapped when the title of the film was changed. Elvis' recording wouldn't be released for 20 years.
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Dolores Hart was also cast as Elvis' character girlfriend in "Loving You" (1957).
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Elvis Presley said to director Michael Curtiz after filming that "Now I know what a good director is". Curtiz had earlier directed "Casablanca" (1942) and became one of Elvis' favorite directors.

See the full gallery on Posterous   crayfish.mp4 Watch on Posterous Cast (in credits order) verified as complete Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about ...»See Ya