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Viva Las Vegas -- Elvis Presley stars as a race-car driver who falls for a pretty swimming instructor (Ann-Margret) who wants him to slow down his career.
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Release Date:
20 May 1964 (USA) See more »
Elvis is at the wheel but Ann-Margret drives him wild! See more »
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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Star chemistry makes this a cut above the usual Elvis fare See more (75 total) »


  (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)

Toni Basil ... Dancer in Red Dress (What'd I Say) (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)

William Hoehne Jr. ... Dancer / Singer (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)
Kay Tapscott ... Dancer (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
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
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

One of the guitar players on the soundtrack was singer/actor Glen Campbell.See more »
Errors in geography: When Lucky and Rusty are taking off in a helicopter to view the Hoover Dam, the TWA terminal at New York City's JFK airport can clearly be seen in the background.See more »
Rusty Martin:You answer it and if its anybody, I don't want to speak to him!See more »
Movie Connections:
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Is is true Ann-Margret upstaged the King?
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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Star chemistry makes this a cut above the usual Elvis fare, 29 June 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Viva Las Vegas is a highly entertaining and lively film, sparked by the chemistry of its two gorgeous stars, Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. When Ann-Margret appeared on Larry King last year, King kept bringing up Elvis, but she wasn't about to talk about him. They were certainly a hot couple, and if they were crazy about each other, which reportedly they were, who can blame them? There is absolutely nothing special about the story, but the movie has some delightful musical numbers, including the title song - which has become part of the popular culture as it personifies everything Vegas.

Colonel Parker wasn't happy about Viva Las Vegas because he felt that Ann-Margret was getting too many closeups in an Elvis Presley film. But without her sexy presence, the film would have lacked a lot of its energy. Elvis was unhappy making this kind of movie, and I imagine he was more willing to go to work with Ann-Margret on the set. It's fun to see them so young and beautiful, and having fun.

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