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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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 ... 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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All the dazzle, darlings and delights of Las Vegas...in M-G-M's gold mine of entertainment! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The Hell Hath No Fury dance number would go toe to toe with any current Las Vegas production. Numbers like that were the mainstay of casino entertainment offerings of the time, and required an army of wardrobe mistresses and ballet masters to ensure the production went on flawlessly. Interestingly, the celebrated Nevada Dance Theater was born in 1972 out of the large number of ballet dancers who were performing in the shows at the time. 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: Look, baby!
Maria Corvier: Please stop calling me baby or honey or bunny!
Chuck Rodwell: I'm sorry, I don't know your name.
Maria Corvier: I don't want you to!
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Connections

Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.26 (1956) See more »

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I Refuse to Rock and Roll
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Cara Williams
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Anything Cyd Charisse is in is worth watching.
23 February 2010 | by silvrdalSee all my reviews

Okay, so "Singing in the Rain" it's not, it's still better than... okay, I can't think of anything off the top of my head, but it's an enjoyable movie with lots of singing, dancing, pretty colors and fun cameos from a host of stars. AND it has the best version of "Frankie & Johnny" I've ever heard -- courtesy of Sammy Davis Jr.

Cyd Charisse is in the top ten of 'the-most-gorgeous-and-talented-women-to-ever-appear-in-movies'. She is displayed like a flawless multi-carat gemstone in "Meet Me in Las Vegas". In fact, there are so many gorgeous women in this movie my eyes bugged out. Wowie-wow-wOw!

If you don't like musicals, forget this one, it's just a cute diversion. If you DO like musicals, don't miss this one. It's a tad long, but it's still a winner.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

9 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weekend at Las Vegas See more »

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Budget:

$2,495,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55: 1
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