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It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  3 April 1963 (USA)
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Mike and Danny fly a crop duster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff seizes it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries ... See full summary »

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Mike and Danny fly a crop duster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff seizes it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries to earn money playing poker, Mike takes care of a small girl, Sue-Lin, whose Uncle Walter has disappeared. Being a ladies' man, he also finds the time to court a young nurse, Diane. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Swinging higher than the space needle with the gals and the songs at the famous Worlds Fair!


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3 April 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mister, Will You Marry Me?  »

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$2,250,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Kurt Russell, who makes his film debut as the kid whom Elvis pays to kick him in the shins, would later go on to play Elvis in the TV movie, Elvis (1979). See more »

Goofs

On arrival at the World's Fair, Elvis stores his luggage and guitar. The guitar case is not shown being pushed into a locker, since it would actually be far too long to fit. See more »

Quotes

Danny Burke: You didn't tell me she was put together like that!
Mike Edwards: Can't you tell a nice girl when you meet one?
Danny Burke: Oh oh! Now he's a cub scout. What happened, somebody steal your wolf whistle?
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Referenced in The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

One Broken Heart for Sale
(uncredited)
Written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott
Performed by Elvis Presley
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It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) ***
10 August 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

For me, this is one of Elvis' more enjoyable early-'60s "formula" films, partly because at this point it was still early enough that Presley still seemed to pretty much have his heart in it and is not yet bored by it all. He's an out-of-work pilot named Mike Edwards who finds himself saddled with babysitting a sweet little girl (Vicki Tui - very cute and a fine little actress) at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair when her dad drops her off and then disappears. While seeing the sights, Elvis makes the acquaintance of a lovely nurse whom he keeps trying to snare, and this necessitates a hilarious and oft-cited scene with a very young Kurt Russell as a kid at the fair who agrees to kick Elvis hard in the shin for a quarter; it's a short sequence but it's a lot of fun, and quite ironic since Russell would wind up playing Presely himself in a 1977 TV movie. This one's got laughs, romance, and also some of the best trademark Elvis fist-fighting (it's amazing to me that he would be allowed to do his own stunts in these movies where he could easily have gotten injured). Oh yeah -- and there are more songs -- quite a few of them, actually -- but only "One Broken Heart For Sale" was of moderate interest for me. *** out of ****


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