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Writers (WGA):
Jay Dratler (story) and
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Release Date:
30 January 1952 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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She sings, she scowls, she sneers... See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jane Russell ... Linda Rollins

Victor Mature ... Lt. Dave Andrews

Vincent Price ... Lloyd Rollins

Hoagy Carmichael ... Happy

Brad Dexter ... Tom Hubler
Gordon Oliver ... Mr. Drucker

Jay C. Flippen ... Capt. H.A. Harris

Will Wright ... Mike Fogarty
Bill Welsh ... Mr. Martin
Ray Montgomery ... Desk Clerk
Colleen Miller ... Mary

Robert J. Wilke ... Clayton (as Robert Wilke)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Waitress (uncredited)
Philip Ahlm ... Man (uncredited)
Ralph Alley ... Dealer (uncredited)
Suzanne Ames ... Guest (uncredited)
Annabelle Applegate ... Guest (uncredited)
Bette Arlen ... Woman (uncredited)
Mary Bayless ... Woman (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Stickman Dealer (uncredited)
Helen Blizard ... Change Girl (uncredited)
Carolyn Block ... Change Girl (uncredited)
Harry Brooks ... Bartender (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Woman (uncredited)
Connie Castle ... Guest (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ... Allan Witwer (uncredited)
Jeane Cochran ... Woman (uncredited)

G. Pat Collins ... Stickman (uncredited)
Jean Corbett ... Woman (uncredited)
Roger Creed ... Man (uncredited)
Charles Cross ... Dealer (uncredited)
Howard Darbeen ... Stickman (uncredited)
Mary Darby ... Woman (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ... Stickman (uncredited)
Anne Dore ... Guest (uncredited)
Jane Easton ... Waitress (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Stickman (uncredited)
John Frederick ... Gus (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... District Attorney (uncredited)
Barbara Freking ... Woman (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert ... Stickman (uncredited)
Ben Harris ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Oliver Hartwell ... Redcap (uncredited)
George Hoagland ... Man (uncredited)
Ted Jordan ... Man (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Casino Bartender (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Coroner (uncredited)
Mona Knox ... Change Girl (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Casino Observer (uncredited)
Forrest Lederer ... Dealer (uncredited)

Sylvia Lewis ... Guest (uncredited)
Virginia Linden ... Guest (uncredited)
Jimmy Long ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Evelyn Lovequist ... Woman (uncredited)
Joan Mallory ... Waitress (uncredited)
Chester Marshall ... Bill (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Blackjack Gambler at the Last Chance (uncredited)
Bob Milton ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Carole Morton ... Woman (uncredited)
Diana Mumby ... Woman (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Bartender (uncredited)

Clarence Muse ... Pullman Porter (uncredited)
Joyce Niven ... Guest (uncredited)
Betty Onge ... Change Girl (uncredited)
Mitchell Rhein ... Dealer (uncredited)
Mavis Russell ... Blonde in Casino (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ... Henry - Bartender (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Matty - Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Hazel Shaw ... Woman (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Dealer (uncredited)
Michael St. Angel ... Mitch - Deputy (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ... Man (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Shirley Tegge ... Guest (uncredited)
Barbara Thatcher ... Woman (uncredited)
Beverly Thomas ... Woman (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Mary's Father (uncredited)
Midge Ware ... Chief Money Changer (uncredited)
Chili Williams ... Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Stevenson 
Writing credits
Jay Dratler (story)

Earl Felton (screenplay) and
Harry Essex (screenplay)

Paul Jarrico  screenplay (originally uncredited)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... executive producer
Robert Sparks .... producer
Howard Hughes .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson 
George C. Shrader  (as George Shrader)
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Feild M. Gray  (as Feild Gray)
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera 
John Sturtevant 
Costume Design by
Howard Greer (gowns)
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
Earl A. Wolcott .... sound (as Earl Wolcott)
Special Effects by
Harold E. Wellman .... special effects (as Harold Wellman)
Fred Carson .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Fred Carson .... stunt double: Victor Mature (uncredited)
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Other crew
Howard Hughes .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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  • Cartier  Miss Russell's diamond necklace

Additional Details

Also Known As:
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1952) | Sweden:15
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The night before the Las Vegas premier of "The Las Vegas Story," Jane and her husband, Robert Waterfield, got into a fight in which he slugged her in the face several times. The next morning, Jane's face was swollen and black and blue. RKO executives didn't want to cancel the premier and Jane appeared at the festivities with a severely swollen and bruised face. A story was given to the press that the intense windstorm the night before slammed an open car door into her face. Despite the believable story, a Newsweek magazine blurb hinted at the actual truth.See more »
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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The Monkey SongSee more »


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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
She sings, she scowls, she sneers..., 19 March 2010
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Jane Russell's performance in "The Las Vegas Story" couldn't really be classified as acting since most of what she does here is react in a series of carefully posed close-ups. Still, when she relaxes a bit at the piano or offers to help an injured pilot, she's much more than just a sultry glamorous-puss--she's actually human. Russell's a former Vegas chanteuse who returns to her old digs after a stint in Palm Springs and a marriage to gambling-addict Vincent Price; she crosses paths again with ex-flame Victor Mature, now a police lieutenant, yet doesn't bat an eyelash when her hubby is eventually jailed on suspicion of murder. Despite the juicy-fruit dialogue and would-be hard-boiled atmospherics, this is a pretty simple and silly story, indeed. Price is the only member of the cast who tries creating a character; Mature goes through the motions unhappily while piano-man Hoagy Carmichael and police captain Jay C. Flippen are ridiculously over-the-top (and speaking of ridiculous, Carmichael's solo number "The Monkey Song" has to seen and heard to be believed!). There's not many females prominently featured besides Jane Russell...but that's acceptable. She'd walk all over them anyway. **1/2 from ****

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