A Stone for Danny Fisher Movies & Media Adaptations

Harold Robbins
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Michael Curtis directed a movie version of A Stone for Danny Fisher called King Creole (1958). In order to tailor the material to star Elvis Presley, the locale was changed from New York to New Orleans, and the hero was made a Cajun rather than a Jew and given a talent for singing rather than boxing. Despite these major changes, the movie is faithful to the seedy atmosphere of the book and leaves many important character relationships intact. It shows an imaginative integration of the musical numbers into the dramatic story and includes what is probably Presley's best film performance. The supporting cast includes Walter Matthau, Vic Morrow, Carolyn Jones, Dean Jagger, Jan Shepherd, Paul Stewart, and Dolores Hart.

Never Love a Stranger was filmed in 1958 from a screenplay written by Robbins in collaboration with Richard Day. The director was Robert Stevens, and the movie stars John Drew Barrymore...

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