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Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Musical | 9 March 1956 (USA)
In 1950s Las Vegas, a gambling rancher and a ballerina discover that some people have luck at cards while others have luck at love.

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (screen story), Isobel Lennart (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Dailey ... Chuck Rodwell
Cyd Charisse ... Maria Corvier
Agnes Moorehead ... Miss Hattie
Lili Darvas ... Sari Hatvany
Jim Backus ... Tom Culdane
Oskar Karlweis ... Lotzi
Liliane Montevecchi ... Lilli
Cara Williams ... Kelly Donavan
George Chakiris ... Young Groom (as George Kerris)
Betty Lynn ... Young Bride
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Henry Slate - The Slate Brothers
Jack Slate Jack Slate ... Jack Slate - The Slate Brothers
Sid Slate Sid Slate ... Sid Slate - The Slate Brothers
Pete Rugolo ... Conductor
John Brascia John Brascia ... Specialty Dancer
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Storyline

Chuck Rodwell is a gambling cowboy who discovers that he's lucky at the roulette wheel if he holds hands with dancer Marie. However, Marie doesn't like to hold hands with him, at least not to begin with... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weekend at Las Vegas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,495,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55: 1
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Trivia

Frank Sinatra makes a cameo as a guy playing the slots. He wins a jackpot after Dan and Maria grab his coin, hold hands, place the coin in the machine and pull the level. See more »

Goofs

When Dan Dailey drives to his ranch he exits his car and opens the drive way gate. He drives into the ranch without closing the gate, but cattle are loose which he drives past and would walk out the open gate to wander off. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Rodwell: You promised!
Lotzi: Who believes a Hungarian promise?
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Ann Landers & Cyd Charisse (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

My Lucky Charm
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung and danced by Dan Dailey and Mitsuko Sawamura
Also sung by Jerry Colonna
Danced by Cyd Charisse and Chorus Girls
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MGM does Vegas!
22 April 2003 | by gregcoutureSee all my reviews

MGM, as its glory days began to recede, threw every talent it could gets its hands on into this colorfully tasty little CinemaScope stew. Of course there's the delicious Cyd Charisse, especially leggy in the "Gal with the Yaller Shoes" production number; Cara Williams lending cleverly funny support (Whatever happened to her?); Dan Dailey, a little more engaging than usual; Agnes Moorehead, Jim Backus and Lili Darvas helping Cyd to look like she could act as well as dance; cameos by everyone MGM still had under contract and several others who had escaped or never had labored under that servitude; and a host of performers who help us to remember that one used to go to Las Vegas to see the big-name entertainment in the lounges and showrooms, rather than to gawk at the absurd splendor of the city's extravagantly stupendous hotel/resorts. I assume that the VHS version is (Phooey!) "letterboxed", but I'd add this one to my library if, perchance, they've issued it in a "Deluxe Widescreen Edition"...the ONLY way to fly!


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