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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:
Las Vegas in the fifties 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
The Slate Brothers ... 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
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)
Leonard Bremen ... New Frontier Croupier (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... 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)

Vic Damone ... Vic Damone (uncredited)

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Sammy Davis Jr. (voice) (uncredited)
Patricia Denise ... Showgirl (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)

Robert Fuller ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Gamble ... Sands Co-Owner (uncredited)
Ronald Green ... New Frontier Player (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Mr. Smith-Johnson (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 ... (uncredited)
Frank Kumagai ... Gus (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ... Waiter (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Luana Lee ... Sands Guest (uncredited)

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

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

Barry Norton ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Lillian Powell ... Nervous Woman (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)
Gloria Rhoads ... Passing Girl (uncredited)
Phil Rich ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)

Jeff Richards ... Jeff Richards (uncredited)
Ben Roseman ... Sands Co-Owner (uncredited)
Zell Russell ... Showgirl (uncredited)

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

Frank Sinatra ... Man at Slot Machine (uncredited)
Henry Slate ... Henry Slate - The Slate Brothers (uncredited)
Jack Slate ... Jack Slate - The Slate Brothers (uncredited)
Sid Slate ... Sid Slate - The Slate Brothers (uncredited)
Helen Spring ... Sands Guest (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)
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Did You Know?

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 »
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:
Sari Hatvany:[Final lines] Don't you understand? Lucky at love, unlucky at cards. Or, versa-vica.
Pierre:Versa vica.
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I Refuse to Rock and RollSee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Las Vegas in the fifties, 11 April 2006
Author: jotix100 from New York

"Meet me in Las Vegas" was not one of MGM's most elaborate musicals. As directed by Roy Rowland, this film, seen today, is like a trip down memory lane as it gives the viewer an opportunity to see the way Las Vegas looked back in the days when the film was done. That little town is nowhere to be found in the new Las Vegas, a city that, at best, looks like a theme park today. Isobel Lennart is credited with the screen play.

The story centers around two opposites that are as different as day and night. If we believe that Maria Corvier, a first class ballerina has been asked to appear, in all places, one of the big rooms of a hotel, then everything is possible. That she will find love when she meets the down to earth rancher, Chuck Rodwell, that's stretching it a bit too much. But we are not in a real place, we are in movie land where everything is possible.

As a musical, there are a few good moments, especially the "Frankie and Johnny" ballet, in which Cyd Charisse does a marvelous job. The other fun thing in the film is the way some Hollywood stars are seen in cameo roles that come and go too quickly. Thus we see Frank Sinatra, Peter Lorre, Debbie Reynolds, Tony Martin, Vic Damone in fleeting moments throughout the film.

Dan Dailey plays Chuck with his usual ease. The best thing in the film though, is Cyd Charisse, a lovely dancer, and actress that never got her due in the movies. We also see some familiar faces in minor roles, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas, Jim Backus, Cara Williams, and the fine singers Lena Horne and Frankie Laine.

"Meet me in Las Vegas" could have used some trimming, then, perhaps, it might have made a better trip to Vegas.

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