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Viva Las Vegas (1964)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  20 May 1964 (USA)
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

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 Presley and Ann-Margret recorded a duet, a Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller piece called "You're the Boss", but it was never used in the film. It has been released since. See more »

Goofs

In the dance/music scene on the "roulette wheel," Lucky is playing an electric guitar that is not plugged in. See more »

Quotes

Lucky Jackson: I guess you got big plans for your future don't you.
Rusty Martin: You'll probably find it very dull and commonplace but I want to earn enough money to help my father buy a boat.
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Soundtracks

The Lady Loves Me
(uncredited)
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret
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Her rival is a baby blue racing car
10 November 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Elvis Presley as a Las Vegas auto enthusiast who has to choose between racing his roadster or chasing Ann-Margret, playing a curvy hotel pool manager who usually has the day off. Not a total success for the stars--the script is heavy with talk, and there's an uncomfortable scene early on where Elvis lies to A-M about her car problems just to keep her around. I don't know WHY Presley is forced to sing "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" in a musical set in Nevada, but nevertheless, it's a friendly-enough frolic, and it certainly looks good. The dancing is hot, and Elvis and Ann-Margret seem so right together. Sure it's campy, and the whole business with him buying her a tree because she longs for suburbia defies explanation, but it's an idealistic, happily-ever-after fantasy. *** from ****


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