|King Creole 1958 N/R, 116 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Vic Morrow, Paul Stewart, Jan Shepard, Dick Winslow, Raymond Bailey, Liliane Montevecchi, Brian G. Hutton, Jack Grinnage, Gavin Gordon, Val Avery
Based on Harold Robbins' novel, "A Stone for Danny Fisher," this story is set in New Orleans. Aspiring young singer Danny Fisher (Elvis Presley) is a delinquent and high-school dropout who becomes involved with ruthless gangster Maxie Fields (Walter Matthau) and his alcoholic moll Ronnie (Carolyn Jones). Will Danny figure out how to escape a life of crime, find employment as a singer, and gain the love of Nellie (Dolores Hart)? Many good Elvis songs include "Hard Headed Woman."
|The Sad Sack 1957 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: George Marshall
Cast: Jerry Lewis, David Wayne, Phyllis Kirk, Peter Lorre, Gene Evans, George Dolenz, Mary Treen, Don Haggerty, Michael Ansara, Joe Mantell, Liliane Montevecchi, Shepperd Strudwick, Abraham Sofaer, Kenneth Becker, Danny Davenport
Based on the popular comic strip of the same name, Jerry Lewis takes on the role of Pvt. Bixby who can never seem to do things right. Psychiatrist Maj. Shelton (Phyllis Kirk) discovers that Bixby has a photographic mind, and he is transferred to Morocco–along with Cpl. Dolan (David Wayne) and Pvt. Wenaslawsky (Joe Mantell)–with the mission of guarding a secret weapon. While on leave, Bixby meets and falls in love with Zita (Liliane Montevecchi), but the romance fails. Now, Bixby becomes an Army deserter and joins the Foreign Legion. When Arab spies, led by Abdul (Peter Lorre), kidnap Bixby to get their hands on the secret weapon, Zita, Dolan, and Wenaslawsky come to his rescue.
|The Young Lions 1958 N/R, 170 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Cast: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange, Maximilian Schell, May Britt, Barbara Rush, Lee Van Cleef, Dora Doll, Parley Baer, Liliane Montevecchi, Richard Gardner, Arthur Franz, Hal Baylor, Herbert Rudley
This film does an excellent job of examining Nazi beliefs as it follows the lives of German soldier Christian Diestl (Marlon Brando) and American soldiers Michael Whiteacre (Dean Martin) and his buddy Noah Ackerman (Montgomery Clift) who are fighting in World War II. Ackerman becomes caught in the middle of the Army's anti-Semitism, while Diestl becomes disillusioned with the cause for which he fights. Fate brings the three soldiers together near a concentration camp during the war.
|1. King Creole (1958)|
2. The Sad Sack (1957)
3. The Young Lions (1958)
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