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Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 20 May 1964 (USA)
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Airs Tue. May. 31, 12:00 PM on TCM

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Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin.

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Cast

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Lucky Jackson
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Count Elmo Mancini
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Mr. Martin
Nicky Blair ...
Shorty Fansworth
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Rickey Murray ...
Delivery Boy (as Rick Murray)
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Storyline

Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both race and girl, problems made more difficult by rivalry from Elmo Mancini, fellow racer and womaniser. Perhaps some singing will help. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Elvis is at the wheel but Ann-Margret drives him wild! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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20 May 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Only Girl in Town  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,675,000 (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's good friend, Red West, can be seen several times as different, uncredited characters. See more »

Goofs

When Elvis/Lucky pulls up to the Las Vegas Speedway with his race car in tow, he is driving a beat up yellow convertible with mud all over the front window, a second later he is backing his race car into the garage and the yellow convertible's front window is spotless, not a speck of mud on it. See more »

Quotes

Lucky Jackson: Can you lend me a car until you get mine running again?
Lucky Jackson: We'll do better than that - I'll be happy to drive you wherever you want to go.
Rusty Martin: And why should you go to all that bother?
Lucky Jackson: Cause around here I'm known as your very bothering mechanic.
Rusty Martin: I'm sure you are.
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Connections

Referenced in The Lost Film of the Titanic (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

You're The Boss
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(recorded for the film but not used)
Performed by Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret
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I enjoyed it very much.
19 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have always been an Elvis fan, but I've never really seen a movie with Ann-Margaret featured in it. I always thought she was just a (very) pretty face, but I feel bad that I only now know what a dynamic entertainer she was in her day...and what a knockout!!! The scene."The lady loves me" is such a keeper!!! Forty-one years later, it's still a blast. Most people would call it corny as hell, but I thought it was a great performance by both Elvis and A-M. I just really don't think there are any female performers today with the combination of looks, personality and overall talent of Ann-Margaret in her hey-day!...a terrific movie....


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