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Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)

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
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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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"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 song is included on the updated 2006 edition of the 6-CD boxed set "That's Entertainment! The Ultimate Anthology of M-G-M Musicals" released by Rhino/TCM Music (R2 73192). See more »

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If You Can Dream
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Cyd Charisse shows off her versatility (from ballet to burlesque) in okay musical.
13 May 2000 | by (Lowell, Mass.) – See all my reviews

Modestly, very modestly, entertaining romance/musical is worth seeing only for Cyd ("Legs for Days") Charisse dancing at her best; and her acting is better than usually.

Plot has rancher Dan Dailey and ballet star Charisse fall for each other in Las Vegas. Charisse shows off her versatility in two dancing ballets, a burlesque bump and grind, an "Oklahoma"-esque cowboy dance, and in a "Frankie and Johnny" number as well-sung by Sammy Davis Jr.

The dance numbers were choreographed by one of Hollywood's all-time best choreographers, Hermes Pan, and they show off Charisse at her leggy best. The burleque number is a hoot and the second ballet is high camp.

Other musical numbers are by Jerry Calonna, Lena Horne and Frankie Lane. Dailey even does a song and dance with Japanese kid singer Mitsuko Sawamura (from "Tea House of the August Moon").

Watch carefully for brief cameos by Frank Sinatra, Pier Angeli, Debbie Reynolds and Peter Lorre (he's a blackjack player saying "Hit me"!). George Chakiris (credited as George Kerris) has a brief role too.

It looks like a lot of mid-50s casinos helped with the filming, so there are no Godfathers behind the scenes. Vegas appears positively plain compared to today's glitz.

If you're into this type of show you'll love it.


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