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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
Ray Montgomery ...
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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HELICOPTER attack on a fleeing auto... the most terrifying duel ever waged! 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

Andrews' police car No. 3 is a 1951 Dodge Coronet. 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

My Resistance Is Low
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Hoagy Carmichael and Jane Russell (uncredited)
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Surprisingly good for a relatively unheralded work. Russell's dramatic role is also a surprise. Mature is at his best.
21 June 2006 | by (coral springs, United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie om Jane Russell's 85th Birthday (Thanks TCM!) I was impressed by her great performance - I think the first I've seen in a dramatic role. Victor Mature was excellent, too, even if he was playing to type. Hoagy was good, also, but nothing can touch his performance in "Best Days of Our Lives." J.C. Flippen also good in what would become a stereotypical role providing comic relief but not a fop in the style of "Barnie Fife".

Am curious about the scene shot in an abandoned Air Force base. Logic dictates this is Nellis AFB but I doubt it was abandoned in 1952. Does anybody know where this location shoot took place?


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