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Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 20 May 1964 (USA)
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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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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Approved | See all certifications »
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20 May 1964 (USA)  »

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Only Girl in Town  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,675,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Opening credits: The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms, is purely coincidental. See more »

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In the "What I Say" dance number white tape or something similar appears and disappears from Elvis' right hand fingers. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Martin: [To tree] You know Mr Tree, you and I might have a big celebration this xmas, we can both get lit up!
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The Climb
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Written by Dan Anthony & John Case Schaeffer II
Performed by The Forté Four
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Great lively entertainment
29 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Typical Presley vehicle with an extra drive. The formula for the stereo typical Elvis movie is here but its more fun and exciting than ever. Better looking women and locations and the odd few pleasant songs. This movie shows us the real Las Vegas when Vegas was Vegas and not as commercially driven as it is today. It has a routine story line and is a fine musical and fortunately it is only a little over 80mins. Just plain old fun to keep your spirits high!


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