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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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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

Lotzi: Ah, well, if it isn't Lucky Chucky.
Chuck Rodwell: And a happy good morning to you.
Lotzi: You're having a fine night's sleep I hope.
Chuck Rodwell: Wonderful. I spent the night with Emma.
Lotzi: [to two old spinsters at the blackjack table] Don't worry, girls, its a horse, Emma.
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Referenced in To vlemma tou Odyssea (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

My Lucky Charm
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung and danced by Dan Dailey and Mitsuko Sawamura
Also sung by Jerry Colonna
Danced by Cyd Charisse and Chorus Girls
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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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