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Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Musical  -  9 March 1956 (USA)
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Chuck Redwell is a gambling cowboy who discovers that he's lucky at the roulette wheel if he holds hands with dancer Marie. However, Marie doesn't like to hold hands with him, at least not ... See full summary »

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Chuck Rodwell
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Maria Corvier
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Miss Hattie
Lili Darvas ...
Sari Hatvany
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Tom Culdane
Oskar Karlweis ...
Lotzi - Sands Blackjack Dealer
Liliane Montevecchi ...
Lilli
Cara Williams ...
Kelly Donavan
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Young Groom (as George Kerris)
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Young Bride
Henry Slate ...
Slate Brother (as The Slate Brothers)
Jack Slate ...
Slate Brother (as The Slate Brothers)
Sid Slate ...
Slate Brother (as The Slate Brothers)
Pete Rugolo ...
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John Brascia ...
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Chuck Redwell is a gambling cowboy who discovers that he's lucky at the roulette wheel if he holds hands with dancer Marie. However, Marie doesn't like to hold hands with him, at least not to begin with... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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INSIDE JOKE: Shortly after Maria Corvier (Cyd Charisse) storms off, a man tells her assistant that he would like to meet her and is told that he is out of luck. The man is played by Tony Martin, Charisse's real-life husband. See more »

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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.26 (1956) See more »

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I Refuse to Rock and Roll
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Cara Williams
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Very entertaining
13 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has gotten such a bad rap. No, it's not a Classic MGM musical lin the vain of AN American IN Paris or SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. However, for what it is it stands on its own. Cute story line, lots of cameos from the roaster of MGM stars at the time and some wonderful musical numbers, especially the FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE ballet. That's a must see. Cyd Charisse wasn't the greatest actress but she excels here in her "icy" demeanor and it works well here. Her drunk scene is a stand out. The under rated Cara Williams is a delight and she should have been a bigger star. A reader pointed out that Cyd's husband Tony Martin should have played the role Dan Daily played. Daily was an excellent dancer. Tony doesn't dance, so that would not have worked at all. Why this hasn't been released on DVD is beyond me since so many musicals not as good as this, have been. This is really fine, light, funny entertainment, so unlike movies made today. Lighten up and enjoy.


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