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The Las Vegas Story (1952)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 18 August 1952 (Sweden)
The arrival in Las Vegas of a businessman and his glamorous wife creates a complex web of murder and deceit.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Jay Dratler (story), Earl Felton (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Russell ... Linda Rollins
Victor Mature ... Lt. Dave Andrews
Vincent Price ... Lloyd Rollins
Hoagy Carmichael ... Happy
Brad Dexter ... Tom Hubler
Gordon Oliver ... Mr. Drucker
Jay C. Flippen ... Capt. H.A. Harris
Will Wright ... Mike Fogarty
Bill Welsh Bill Welsh ... Mr. Martin
Ray Montgomery ... Desk Clerk
Colleen Miller ... Mary
Robert J. Wilke ... Clayton (as Robert Wilke)
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Storyline

Investment broker Lloyd Rollins, insisting to his wife Linda that they stop at Las Vegas on their trip from Boston, begins to gamble heavily. Linda visits the Last Chance, a casino where she used to sing, and where she meets police lieutenant Dave Andrews, with whom she had a brief affair some years earlier. Insurance investigator Tom Hubler soon arrives to keep an eye on Linda's valuable necklace for his company, unaware that Rollins hocked the necklace with Clayton, owner of the Last Chance. Lt. Andrews, rebuffed by Linda, learns that Clayton has been murdered. He deduces the killer's identity and begins a deadly chase when he learns the killer has taken Linda hostage and fled into the desert. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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psychotronic film | See All (1) »

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Hear Jane and Hoagy sing! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1952 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Spielhölle von Las Vegas See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Andrews' police car No. 3 is a 1951 Dodge Coronet. See more »

Goofs

When Linda goes to see the Last Chance, where she used to sing, she starts out riding in one cab and then is shown arriving in a different cab. Note the first has the word "Plymouth" above the grill and no number above the windshield. See more »

Quotes

Mary: I guess it would be only fair if you were to kiss Bill.
Linda Rollins: If I kissed Bill there wouldn't be anything fair about it.
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Soundtracks

My Resistance Is Low
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Hoagy Carmichael and Jane Russell (uncredited)
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pretty good given what Hughes put them through
11 September 2018 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

This is a 1952 film, and you can tell we haven't quite left the '40s. Jane Russell plays a former Las Vegas club singer who travels to Vegas with her wealthy. somewhat slimy husband (Vincent Price) - but she has a past with a local police officer (Victor Mature). And you just know what's going to happen.

Russell sings as well, she looks sexy, and does a great job with the snappy dialogue. Hoagy Carmichael is terrific, and the two of them make the movie. There's a huge chase on foot scene at the end that is quite elaborate.

This is a Howard Hughes production; because he interfered so much with the filming, it lost money.


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