In 1950s Las Vegas, a gambling rancher and a ballerina discover that some people have luck at cards while others have luck at love.


Roy Rowland


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





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


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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MGM's gold mine of entertainment in CinemaScope and color! See more »


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The couple who shush Cyd Charisse as she walks in to the club to give Dan Dailey back her portion of his winnings is Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. See more »


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 »


Chuck Rodwell: Bunny, you baffle me. I thought all of you ballerinas lived the real gay life.
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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.26 (1956) See more »


Hell Hath No Fury
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Frankie Laine
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Modestly Entertaining
21 April 2016 | by Man99204See all my reviews

There is a reason this is a practically unknown and rarely shown on TV. While there is nothing terribly wrong about this movie, there is also nothing terribly right about it either. It is a throwaway production from start to finish.

It succeeds only as modest entertainment. None of the songs are particularly memorable. One song, "The Girl with the Yaller Shoes" is downright annoying.

The script is especially weak - even by movie musical standards. It does not serve wither of the leads very well. Dan Daily is about twenty years too old to be playing a "young rancher". Cyd Charisse's character is very cranky and negative at the start of the film. It is very difficult to feel any empathy for characters who have no positive energy. Especially silly is the casting of Agnes Morehead as Mr. Dailey's Mother - even though they are roughly the same age.

Fans of modern dance will no doubt enjoy the dance numbers. To my untrained eye they just seemed very dated and out of place.

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Release Date:

9 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weekend at Las Vegas See more »


Box Office


$2,495,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55: 1
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