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Viva Las Vegas
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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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Writer:
Sally Benson (written by)
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Release Date:
20 May 1964 (USA) See more »
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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 »
NewsDesk:
(47 articles)
Miranda Kerr makes singing debut with Elvis' song 'You're the Boss'
 (From RealBollywood. 22 April 2014, 3:34 AM, PDT)

Ann-Margret Joining ‘Ray Donovan’
 (From The Wrap. 24 February 2014, 9:09 AM, PST)

Movie Review - A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2013)
 (From Flickeringmyth. 5 December 2013, 6:57 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Elvis and Ann-Margret (Out)do Vegas! See more (67 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)
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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)
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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:
Revealing mistakes: The Count's (very expensive) Ferrari 250 GT suddenly transforms into a Daimler 250 SP Dart right before it crashes.See more »
Quotes:
Rusty Martin:[Singing] My rival is a baby blue racing car.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Musicals of the 60's (2000) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The ClimbSee more »

FAQ

Is is true Ann-Margret upstaged the King?
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29 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Elvis and Ann-Margret (Out)do Vegas!, 21 August 2006
Author: lonniebeale from Memphis, TN

Although my own personal favorite Elvis film is "Tickle Me" (1965), "Viva Las Vegas" is the last remotely classy film he made and his best musical in years. The Las Vegas locale enabled M-G-M to put in some rock songs--and Ann-Margret (a cross between Marilyn and Madonna) whose image is similar to Elvis's, was a definite plus. The film was even more successful than "Blue Hawaii" (1961)--Presley's biggest hit to date. They took their time shooting it, the songs are well showcased and Elvis and the sexy Ann-Margret form the most attractive twosome in years. It's even quite possible that the challenging Miss Margret briefly lifts him from the doldrums he's been in; most certainly when they double (as in the very catchy "C'mon Everybody" sequence) the fireworks explode loud and bright. Both performers are sinuous and sensual and assured, and between them they manage to lift a routine movie far above what it would otherwise be. But it also has the bonus of director George Sidney ("Bye Bye Birdie")--and it's the last Elvis film that will be so blessed.

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