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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 ...
Specialty Dancer
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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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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

Frank Sinatra makes a cameo as a guy playing the slots. He wins a jackpot after Dan and Maria grab his coin, hold hands, place the coin in the machine and pull the level. See more »

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Referenced in These Wilder Years (1956) See more »

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Sleeping Beauty Ballet
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographed by Eugene Loring
Danced by Cyd Charisse and Ensemble
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Modestly Entertaining
21 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a reason this is a practically unknown and rarely shown on TV. While there is nothing terribly wrong about this movie, there is also nothing terribly right about it either. It is a throwaway production from start to finish.

It succeeds only as modest entertainment. None of the songs are particularly memorable. One song, "The Girl with the Yaller Shoes" is downright annoying.

The script is especially weak - even by movie musical standards. It does not serve wither of the leads very well. Dan Daily is about twenty years too old to be playing a "young rancher". Cyd Charisse's character is very cranky and negative at the start of the film. It is very difficult to feel any empathy for characters who have no positive energy. Especially silly is the casting of Agnes Morehead as Mr. Dailey's Mother - even though they are roughly the same age.

Fans of modern dance will no doubt enjoy the dance numbers. To my untrained eye they just seemed very dated and out of place.


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