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Director:
Writers:
Isobel Lennart (screen story)
Isobel Lennart (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 March 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
All the dazzle, darlings and delights of Las Vegas...in M-G-M's gold mine of entertainment! See more »
Plot:
Chuck Rodwell is a gambling cowboy who discovers that he's lucky at the roulette wheel if he holds hands with dancer Marie... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(8 articles)
User Reviews:
So Why Wasn't Tony Martin Cast? See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dan Dailey ... Chuck Rodwell

Cyd Charisse ... Maria Corvier

Agnes Moorehead ... Miss Hattie
Lili Darvas ... Sari Hatvany

Jim Backus ... Tom Culdane

Oskar Karlweis ... Lotzi

Liliane Montevecchi ... Lilli

Cara Williams ... Kelly Donavan

George Chakiris ... Young Groom (as George Kerris)

Betty Lynn ... Young Bride
Henry Slate ... Henry Slate - The Slate Brothers
Jack Slate ... Jack Slate - The Slate Brothers
Sid Slate ... Sid Slate - The Slate Brothers
Pete Rugolo ... Conductor
John Brascia ... Specialty Dancer
John Harding ... Worried Boss

Benny Rubin ... Croupier
Jack Daly ... Meek Husband
Henny Backus ... Bossy Wife

Jerry Colonna ... Jerry Colonna

Paul Henreid ... Pierre

Lena Horne ... Lena Horne

Frankie Laine ... Frankie Laine
Mitsuko Sawamura ... Mitsuko Sawamura
The Four Aces ... The Four Aces
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Pier Angeli ... Pier Angeli (uncredited)
Phil Arnold ... Blackjack Gambler at the Sands (uncredited)

Roscoe Ates ... Scotty (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Audrey Betz ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
George Blagoi ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Willie Bloom ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Leonard Bremen ... New Frontier Croupier (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Shirley Buchanan ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Benny Burt ... Sands Co-Owner (uncredited)
Bill Chatham ... Dancing Partner - 'Frankie and Johnny' Number (uncredited)

Chuck Courtney ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Show Spectator (uncredited)

Vic Damone ... Vic Damone (uncredited)
Roy Damron ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Sammy Davis Jr. (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Deery ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Patricia Denise ... Showgirl (uncredited)

George DeNormand ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Billy Dix ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)

Robert Dix ... New Frontier Player (uncredited)
Barbara Drake ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... Sands Guest (uncredited)

John Eldredge ... Sands Co-Owner (uncredited)

Dick Elliott ... Sands Co-Owner (uncredited)
Luigi Faccuito ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Matty Fain ... Sands Co-Owner (uncredited)
James Farrar ... Sands Guest (uncredited)

Adolph Faylauer ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Lee Tung Foo ... Lee (uncredited)

Steve Forrest ... Steve Forrest (uncredited)
Sig Frohlich ... Dealer (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Stickman (uncredited)

Robert Fuller ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Gamble ... Sands Co-Owner (uncredited)
Kay Garrett ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Joseph Glick ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Dick Gordon ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Ronald Green ... New Frontier Player (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Mr. Smith-Johnson (uncredited)

Stuart Hall ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Art Howard ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Casse Jaeger ... Dancing Partner: 'Frankie and Johnny' Number (uncredited)
Dulcy Jordan ... Showgirl (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Barbara Knudson ... Sands Guest (uncredited)
Michael Kostrick ... Man in Wings (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Frank Kumagai ... Gus (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ... Waiter (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Luana Lee ... Sands Guest (uncredited)

Caryl Lincoln ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Peter Lorre ... Peter Lorre (uncredited)
Kate MacKenna ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)

Peggy Maley ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)

Dewey Martin ... Dewey Martin (uncredited)

Tony Martin ... Tony Martin (uncredited)
Bert May ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Marjorie May ... Showgirl (uncredited)
June McCall ... Smith's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Tipp McClure ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Bill McLean ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Walter Merrill ... Sands Guest (uncredited)
Peggy Moffitt ... Showgirl (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Ron Nyman ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Lillian Powell ... Nervous Woman (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Dan Quigg ... Sands Guest (uncredited)
Allan Ray ... Sands Bellboy (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... New Frontier Patron (uncredited)

Debbie Reynolds ... Debbie Reynolds (uncredited)
Al Rhein ... Roulette Dealer (uncredited)

Mitchell Rhein ... Stickman (uncredited)
Gloria Rhoads ... Passing Girl (uncredited)
Phil Rich ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)

Jeff Richards ... Jeff Richards (uncredited)

Leoda Richards ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Ben Roseman ... Sands Co-Owner (uncredited)
Zell Russell ... Showgirl (uncredited)

Scott Seaton ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Perry Sheehan ... New Frontier Player (uncredited)
Kathryn Sheldon ... Old Lady (uncredited)

Frank Sinatra ... Man at Slot Machine (uncredited)
Helen Spring ... Sands Guest (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Elaine Stewart ... Eliane Stewart (uncredited)
Jerry Velasco ... Pianist Accompanying Horne (uncredited)
Gisele Verlaine ... New Frontier Player (uncredited)
Mel Welles ... Roulette Player (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Sands Co-Owner (uncredited)
Marc Wilder ... Prince Charming (uncredited)

Guy Wilkerson ... Slim (uncredited)
Allen Wood ... Sands Bellboy (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Joe (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Rowland 
 
Writing credits
Isobel Lennart (screen story)

Isobel Lennart (screenplay)

Produced by
Joe Pasternak .... producer
 
Original Music by
Albert Sendrey (uncredited)
George Stoll (uncredited)
Robert Van Eps (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert J. Bronner (director of photography) (as Robert Bronner)
 
Film Editing by
Albert Akst 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Urie McCleary 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard Pefferle 
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Sid Bowen .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director
Robert E. Relyea .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
Conrad Kahn .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Irving Aaronson .... music coordinator
Lennie Hayton .... conductor: Lena Horne's number
Lennie Hayton .... music arranger: Lena Horne's number
Skip Martin .... orchestrator
Hermes Pan .... creator: musical numbers
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator
George Stoll .... conductor
George Stoll .... music supervisor
Robert Tucker .... vocal supervisor
Alexander Courage .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Hermes Pan .... choreographer
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Al Rhein .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
112 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

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:
Miscellaneous: 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:
Maria Corvier:Couldn't we use the one in my bedroom?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ulysses' Gaze (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Refuse to Rock and RollSee more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
So Why Wasn't Tony Martin Cast?, 19 January 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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