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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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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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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elvis' script from the movie is included in his exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The script is opened to the page where Kurt Russell's character kicks Elvis in the shins. 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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Featured in Pearl Jam Twenty (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Ending
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Weisman, Sid Wayne
Performed by Elvis Presley and Joan O'Brien
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Crop dusters, Batgirl, Worlds Fair fun!
24 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

This enjoyable Elvis musical tells an entertaining story of Mike and Danny, two crop duster gamblers who somehow need to get to the World's Fair. That was never really explained, but that is where It Happened so we'll let that go. They hitch a ride with their friend Uncle Walter, who, as his name suggests, has a niece, a very cutieeeeeeeee Asian girl named Sue-Lin. After they get to the World's Fair, Uncle Walter unavailable to attend so f course Elvis takes Sue-Lin, where she wins a giant stuffed dog as big as herself, gets sick, seeks medical attention so Elvis can meet Nurse Diane at the World's Fair, where It Happened. Notable guest stars include a young Kurt Russell, and Yvonne Craig who was Batgirl in the 60s TV series Batman. You get to see Elvis spend quality time with Sue-Lin and sing her a Lullabye, and you know scenes with Elvis and kids are touching and heartwarming. The film may have been kind of an infomercial for the World's Fair in its day, or the Space Program maybe? After the fact, it is a pop culture footnote to it. Oh, and one more thing. If you really have to get to the top of the Space Needle right away and someone tells you to get to the back of the line, it REALLY helps to be with Elvis Presley in an Elvis movie. They let you right through!


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