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Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Approved  |   |  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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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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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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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,675,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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About 15 seconds into Ann-Margret's dance routine at the University of Nevada, the red-haired male dancer third from the left, wearing grey pants, white shoes and black socks, suddenly becomes a different person with blond hair, white pants, grey shoes and white socks. 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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What'd I Say
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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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