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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:
Rusty Gets Lucky in Las Vegas 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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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Was double billed with Tamahine (1963) in most theaters when first released.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end of the race the counts car runs off the track and then back on wherein the cockpit gets pulverized by a yellow car. This would definitely have killed the driver, or at least put the "count' into a full body cast. Yet later he appears at Rusty and Lucky's wedding, very healthy.See more »
Quotes:
Count Elmo Mancini:You work on my car, I'll work on your girl.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
I Need Somebody to Lean OnSee more »

FAQ

Is is true Ann-Margret upstaged the King?
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Rusty Gets Lucky in Las Vegas, 10 August 2006
Author: joseph952001 from United States

The first time I saw this movie was in the Army before it hit the movie theaters for the general public, and as all ye guys know, if a movie goes over in the Army - well, it's gotta become a big smash it, and with Elvis Presley wooing Ann Margaret, well - Ann Margaret was all the service guys had to see. The Hell with the rest of the show! The guys whistled, cheered, and that night probably dreamed that they were Lucky with Rusty! Anyone who doesn't like this movie is an old Grumpy! All right gang, so it's predictable and we've seen it many a-time in the movies. Guy sees girl, girl hates guy, guy still chases girl, and like Irving Berling wrote: "A Man Chases A Girl Until She Catches Him!" In the old Fred Astaire-Ginger Rodgers movies, Ginger always hated Fred until they had their first dance together and then the love affair started, and if you'll notice, the same thing happens here in Viva Las Vegas. Rusty doesn't like Lucky until they sing their first song together and then the love affair starts. This was the formula in those days. Funny thing: There was this story that went that in the Astaire-Rogers movies, Fred gave Ginger class and Ginger gave Fred sex! Well, not exactly, but you know what I mean. Astaire was not really the most sexiest looking of men, so he had to have the sexy lookin' gals around him to make the teaming work, but in Elvis and Ann-Margarets pairing, who was giving who sex? Song are great, dances numbers great, cast is very good, and it IS probably the best musical film that Presley ever made! He and Ann-Margaret was very wise never to appear again in a film. This was as far as I'm concerned a one time deal. Same thing as Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Partin in Rhinestone. It was a one time deal and the paring for one film was great and should not be repeated, but - sometimes I wonder what Barbra Striesand's "A Star Is Born" would have turned out like if she could have got her first choice for the film - Elvis Presley. What a dynamite of a movie that would have been, but - it was never to be!

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