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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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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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"It's Fun to Be in Love" (music by Nicholas Brodszky, lyrics by Sammy Cahn), performed by Dan Dailey, Betty Lynn and George Chakiris was cut from the film. The soundtrack recording was finally issued on the last "That's Entertainment!" CD set. See more »

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The Gal with the Yaller Shoes
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung and danced by Dan Dailey, joined by Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead and Chorus Boys
Also partially sung off screen by The Four Aces
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So Why Wasn't Tony Martin Cast?
19 January 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the great blunders committed by MGM was the fact that Cyd Charisse was never cast opposite her husband Tony Martin. Right around this time musicals were winding down, but Tony and Cyd were just getting started on a joint nightclub act that made them a premier attraction around the country for many years.

Don't get me wrong, Dan Dailey is a fine performer and he did a good job in the male lead role. But I would love to have seen Tony Martin playing the role of the rancher who gets on a hot winning streak at the Las Vegas casinos after he holds Cyd Charisse's hand. Making matters worse is the fact that Tony Martin does do one of the unbilled cameos in this film.

Cyd Charisse has some fine dance numbers, especially the Frankie and Johnny finale where she danced to the famous blues song sung offscreen by Sammy Davis, Jr. Dan Dailey has some good numbers as well, he does a nice soft shoe routine with a young Japanese girl to My Lucky Charm which was earlier sung by Jerry Colonna.

The nice thing about this film is the fact that because of the Las Vegas location you can integrate a whole lot of celebrities doing numbers and not have it mess with the story. Lena Horne, Frankie Laine and Jerry Colonna all do some nice musical numbers. Around the casinos one will spot besides Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Peter Lorre, and the man most identified with the Vegas scene shortly, Frank Sinatra.

Other members of the cast that have good supporting roles are Jim Backus as the casino manager, Agnes Moorehead as Dailey's mother, and Paul Henreid as Charisse's manager. Some of Henreid's performance seems to be modelled on that of Charisse's first husband Nico, according to the stories Charisse told in her joint memoirs with Tony Martin.

Meet Me in Las Vegas is good musical entertainment, but what a blown opportunity not to have had Tony and Cyd as leads in a musical.


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