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Viva Las Vegas -- 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...

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Director:
Writer:
Sally Benson (written by)
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Release Date:
20 May 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Elvis is at the wheel but Ann-Margret drives him wild! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Elvis at his best!! See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Lucky Jackson

Ann-Margret ... Rusty Martin

Cesare Danova ... Count Elmo Mancini

William Demarest ... Mr. Martin
Nicky Blair ... Shorty Fansworth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dallas Johann ... Dancer
Rickey Murray ... Delivery Boy (as Rick Murray)
Robert Aiken ... Driver (uncredited)
Larry Barton ... Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
John Burnside ... Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
Carl Carlsson ... Juggler (uncredited)
Ruth Carlsson ... Juggler (uncredited)
Regina Carrol ... Showgirl (uncredited)

Jack Carter ... Casino Performer (uncredited)
Taggart Casey ... Guard (uncredited)
George Cisar ... Manager of Swingers (uncredited)
Howard Curtis ... Starter (uncredited)
Roy Engel ... Mr Baker (uncredited)
Harry Fleer ... Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
Alan Fordney ... Race Announcer (uncredited)

Teri Garr ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Barnaby Hale ... Mechanic (uncredited)
Claude Hall ... Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
Alean 'Bambi' Hamilton ... Showgirl (uncredited)
John Hart ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Connie Hermida ... Waitress #1 (uncredited)
The Jubilee Four ... Musicians (uncredited)
Pete Kellett ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Larry Kent ... Race Official (uncredited)
Ingeborg Kjeldsen ... Showgirl (uncredited)
George Klein ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Lance LeGault ... Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
Brad Logan ... Guard (uncredited)

Kent McCord ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Robert Nash ... Big Gus Olson (uncredited)
Beverly Powers ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Eddie Quillan ... Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Mike Ragan ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Francis Ravel ... Francois (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Dancer (uncredited)
'Reb' Sawitz ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Kay Sutton ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Ivan Triesault ... Head Captain (uncredited)

Red West ... Son of Lone Star State (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Swanson (uncredited)

Directed by
George Sidney 
 
Writing credits
Sally Benson (written by)

Produced by
Jack Cummings .... producer (uncredited)
George Sidney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
George Stoll 
Robert Van Eps (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
John McSweeney Jr.  (as John McSweeney)
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno  (as Edward Carfagno)
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
George R. Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Donfeld (costumes designed by) (as Don Feld)
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Milton Feldman .... assistant director
Otto Lang .... second unit director (uncredited)
Lou Watt .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
 
Stunts
Max Balchowsky .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Jon Carlson .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Lee Faulkner .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Ross Sherman .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Van Eps .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Winters .... choreographer
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Love in Las Vegas" - International (English title), UK
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Runtime:
85 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Surprisingly, according to Variety, "Viva Las Vegas" earned more in distributors rentals than "A Hard Day's Night" despite both films being released in 1964 at the height of Beatlemania. "Viva Las Vegas" grossed $9,442,967 compared to $6,165,000 for the Beatles' debut feature.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the "What I Say" dance number white tape or something similar appears and disappears from Elvis' right hand fingers.See more »
Quotes:
Count Elmo Mancini:[Entering wild-looking Texan casino] Welcome sons of the Lone Star State!
Lucky Jackson:[Sees two girls going out still partying] Looks like they're having fun.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
If You Think I Don't Need YouSee more »

FAQ

Is is true Ann-Margret upstaged the King?
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Elvis at his best!!, 1 September 2004
Author: jeddyhi from Ohio

Okay, I've seen enough Elvis movies to last the rest of my life. I've seen the westerns, the post army movies, the musicals, the documentaries. But this movie stands alone because of the performances of Elvis Presley and the beautiful Ann Margaret. If you ever wanted to see Elvis at his peak ( still young at 29, in shape, confident in his every move ) this is the movie for you. The dance numbers are some of the best I've seen from the era. Elvis was truly at the top of his game filming this movie. I only wish some of the later movies were as good. Sure, this movie has its cheesy parts, but what Elvis movie doesn't. My four year old son likes to watch the ending race sequence over and over again. I wonder who wins the Las Vegas Grand Prix?? I can't say enough about the vivacious Ann Margaret. Elvis himself was smitten for her in real life and I can't blame him. She matches Elvis song for song and dance for dance. At the time of filming, she was referred to as the "female Elvis". Deservingly so, I might add. If only Elvis and Ann had made some more movies together.

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