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It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

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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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Vicky Tiu, the child actress who plays "Sue Lin" grew up to marry Ben Cayetano (Democratic Party), the fifth governor of the State of Hawaii in 1997. Tiu later said that, while Elvis Presley was a joy to work with, she hated working with director Norman Taurog. For a scene where Sue-Lin cries, Taurog got real tears from Vicky by telling her that her beloved grandmother had just died. (While directing the movie Skippy (1931), for which he won and Oscar, Taurog used a similar dirty trick to get real tears from his nephew, Jackie Cooper, by having his assistant pretend to shoot Cooper's dog.) 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

Sue Lin: Ohhhh! Ohhhh! I don't feel good, Mr. Mike. I don't feel good!
Mike Edwards: I wonder why!
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Connections

Referenced in The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Ending
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Written by Ben Weisman, Sid Wayne
Performed by Elvis Presley and Joan O'Brien
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Enjoyable Elvis caper with great archive footage
16 March 2003 | by (Wootton Bassett, England) – See all my reviews

I like this film. It has everything for a relaxed, stress-free Sunday afternoon entertainment. Elvis Presley, lots of gloriously silly early sixties fluff and footage from the 1962 Seattle World fair. It has nostalgic moments too, like Kurt Russell's famous kick-on-the-shin to Elvis. I only wish there was a bit more footage of the Fair attractions, like the Bubbleator. Perhaps MGM will bear this in mind when they bring out the DVD.


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