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Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)

Chuck Rodwell 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Lotzi
Liliane Montevecchi ...
Lilli
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Kelly Donavan
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Young Groom (as George Kerris)
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Young Bride
The Slate Brothers ...
The Slate Brothers
Pete Rugolo ...
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John Brascia ...
Specialty Dancer
John Harding ...
Worried Boss
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Croupier
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Chuck Rodwell 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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All the dazzle, darlings and delights of Las Vegas...in M-G-M's gold mine of entertainment! See more »


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9 March 1956 (USA)  »

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Viva Las Vegas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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2.55: 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Dan Dailey drives to his ranch he exits his car and opens the drive way gate. He drives into the ranch without closing the gate, but cattle are loose which he drives past and would walk out the open gate to wander off. See more »

Quotes

Tom Culdane: Miss Corvier, an artist like you with ethics and 30,000 dollars a week for two weeks? You're not thinking about walking out?
Maria Corvier: I left this country when I was 13, so, I can't tell you what I'm thinking! I never learned the words in English.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Hell Hath No Fury
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Frankie Laine
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11 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MEET ME IN LAS VEGAS comes in toward the end of MGM's golden age. A fun story here about a gambler (Dan Dailey) who only has luck while holding the hand of ballerina Cyd Charisse. Cyd has several gorgeous dance numbers here, including a stunning "Frankie and Johnny" with vocal by Sammy Davis, Jr. The film is crammed to the gunwales with guest stars including Lena Horne, Jerry Colonna, Frankie Laine, and an adorable young Japanese singer named Mitsuko Sawamura. There are many fleeting cameos, too including Peter Lorre, Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds. Special mention should be made of Cara Williams' smashing rendition of "I Refuse To Rock And Roll," where she sets the screen on fire. Agnes Moorehead is effective as Dailey's Mother. A sharp eye will notice Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou from THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW) in a tiny part. This film is a product of 1956, set in the US's gaudiest city, and the colorful decor is properly gaudy. Car lovers will swoon over the red 1956 Lincoln convertible Dan Dailey drives in the picture. This is done in Eastman Color, which is notorious for fading, but this print has gorgeous color that could easily be mistaken for Technicolor. The sound is clear and robust, and does justice to the many musical numbers. You could find many worse ways to spend two hours than by enjoying the many charms of MEET ME IN LAS VEGAS.


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