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The Las Vegas Story (1952)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 12 May 1952 (UK)
The arrival in Las Vegas of a businessman and his glamorous wife creates a complex web of murder and deceit.

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Linda Rollins
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Lt. Dave Andrews
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Lloyd Rollins
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Happy
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Tom Hubler
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Mr. Drucker
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Capt. H.A. Harris
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Mike Fogarty
Bill Welsh ...
Mr. Martin
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Desk Clerk
Colleen Miller ...
Mary
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Clayton (as Robert Wilke)
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Storyline

Investment broker Lloyd Rollins, insisting to his wife Linda that they stop at Las Vegas on their trip from Boston, begins to gamble heavily. Linda visits the Last Chance, a casino where she used to sing, and where she meets police lieutenant Dave Andrews, with whom she had a brief affair some years earlier. Insurance investigator Tom Hubler soon arrives to keep an eye on Linda's valuable necklace for his company, unaware that Rollins hocked the necklace with Clayton, owner of the Last Chance. Lt. Andrews, rebuffed by Linda, learns that Clayton has been murdered. He deduces the killer's identity and begins a deadly chase when he learns the killer has taken Linda hostage and fled into the desert. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Las Vegas... where everybody plays a game! And these two play the oldest game on earth... with a new twist! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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12 May 1952 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die Spielhölle von Las Vegas  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tom takes off with Linda in a 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe. See more »

Goofs

When Linda goes to see the Last Chance, where she used to sing, she starts out riding in one cab and then is shown arriving in a different cab. Note the first has the word "Plymouth" above the grill and no number above the windshield. See more »

Quotes

Mary: I guess it would be only fair if you were to kiss Bill.
Linda Rollins: If I kissed Bill there wouldn't be anything fair about it.
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Soundtracks

The Monkey Song
Music and Lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael
Performed by Hoagy Carmichael (uncredited)
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A good suspense movie

This is a pretty good movie. Vincent Price and Jane Russell are great together, real screen magic. There is also a great character performance by Hoagy Carmicheal as the piano player Happy. This movie can be a little long and tedious at some parts, but the "chase" scene at the end is great! Therefore, I give this movie an 8/10.


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