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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:
Her rival is a baby blue racing car See more (69 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:
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 »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the "What'd I Say" music scene, an electric piano can be heard very clearly on the soundtrack - yet only an acoustic concert piano is seen on film.See more »
Quotes:
Lucky Jackson:Look Rusty, I thought maybe you and I could go dancing or something.
Rusty Martin:So you wanna go dancing?
Lucky Jackson:Or something.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody (2011) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
My RivalSee more »

FAQ

Is is true Ann-Margret upstaged the King?
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Her rival is a baby blue racing car, 10 November 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Elvis Presley as a Las Vegas auto enthusiast who has to choose between racing his roadster or chasing Ann-Margret, playing a curvy hotel pool manager who usually has the day off. Not a total success for the stars--the script is heavy with talk, and there's an uncomfortable scene early on where Elvis lies to A-M about her car problems just to keep her around. I don't know WHY Presley is forced to sing "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" in a musical set in Nevada, but nevertheless, it's a friendly-enough frolic, and it certainly looks good. The dancing is hot, and Elvis and Ann-Margret seem so right together. Sure it's campy, and the whole business with him buying her a tree because she longs for suburbia defies explanation, but it's an idealistic, happily-ever-after fantasy. *** from ****

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