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It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

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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 Edwards
Joan O'Brien ...
Diane Warren
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Danny Burke
Vicky Tiu ...
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Vince Bradley
Edith Atwater ...
Miss Steuben
Guy Raymond ...
Barney Thatcher
Dorothy Green ...
Miss Ettinger
Kam Tong ...
Uncle Walter Ling
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Dorothy Johnson
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

3 April 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mister, Will You Marry Me?  »

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$2,250,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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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

Mike Edwards: Hey kid, how would you like to kick me in the shin?
Boy: How would I like to kick you in the shin?
Mike Edwards: Uhum.
Boy: Mister are you drunk?
Mike Edwards: No. I'll tell you what, if you kick me in the shin I'll give you a quarter, here.
[Gives the boy a quarter and the boy kicks him]
Mike Edwards: [in pain] Yeoww! That's good! Thanks kid.
[limps off]
Boy: [shaking his head] Adults, there're all nuts!
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Connections

Referenced in 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

One Broken Heart for Sale
(uncredited)
Written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Fun for Elvis fans only
15 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable but standard Elvis fare with Elvis girl-hunting and babysitting at the World's Fair in Seattle. Songs are a bit too cutesy, reflecting the shift in Elvis' image since his return from Germany. Fun story, though, and a fun song with Yvonne Craig. Douglas appears in a very early role as a kid who kicks Elvis on the shin -- twice. Lockwood is, as always, sufficient. Fans of Expos and World's Fairs (any others of us out there?) should be pleased to see so much footage of the excellent grounds and exhibits that graced the Seattle Expo.


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