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The Las Vegas Story (1952)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 30 January 1952 (USA)
The Las Vegas visit of singer Linda Rollins and her shady businessman husband leads to murder, and the cop on the case is Linda's old flame.

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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
Gordon Oliver ...
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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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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30 January 1952 (USA)  »

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Die Spielhölle von Las Vegas  »

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Screenwriter Paul Jarrico had his name taken off the movie credits by RKO studio boss Howard Hughes because Jarrico was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee, investigating Communist activities in Hollywood. See more »

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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

I Get Along Without You Very Well
Music and Lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael
Performed by Jane Russell (uncredited)
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It just doesn't get any better
10 August 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Sadly, we learn today of the passing of Victor Mature.

And while not receiving critical acclaim, The Las Vegas Story stands in my memory as an all-time favorite.

Victor Mature, when coupled with Jane Russell make the screen absolutely 'sizzle'. And who could ever forget the lovable Hoagy Carmichael?

But few have seen it. And even film historians when discussing Victor Mature's work rarely even mention it. However, I became hopelessly enthralled with this picture in the 50's and in a curious way, it still 'does it' for me today. The Las Vegas Story was and and remains my personal "Casablanca".


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