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


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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Budget:

$2,495,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55: 1
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Trivia

"It's Fun to Be in Love" (music by Nicholas Brodszky, lyrics by Sammy Cahn), performed by Dan Dailey, Betty Lynn and George Chakiris was cut from the film. The song is included on the updated 2006 edition of the 6-CD boxed set "That's Entertainment! The Ultimate Anthology of M-G-M Musicals" released by Rhino/TCM Music (R2 73192). 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

Passing Girl: Want to try again, baby?
Maria Corvier: He hasn't the time, thank you anyway.
Passing Girl: Excuse me. I didn't know you had your nurse with you.
Chuck Rodwell: Bunny, let me do my own brushing off, will ya?
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Connections

Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.25 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnny
Traditional
Special lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Sammy Davis Jr.
Danced by Cyd Charisse and Ensemble
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Cyd shines as a personality
25 January 2005 | by babblingbooksSee all my reviews

Cyd Charisse has always knocked us off balance with one of the greatest pair of legs in show business. In this film she shows us a human side which, from what I have seen, has always been lacking. She gets drunk as a skunk in a hilarious scene and gets up on the stage with the show girls and instantly outclasses them. She and Dan Dailey really work well together. It seems, in the movie, if they hold hands they will have unbeatable luck in Las Vegas. It creates a situation which everyone who has ever gambled (and there are a few of us) would love to be in. I will play the tape just to watch the tipsy scene but the rest of the picture is also very rewarding. I've always liked Dan Dailey as an actor and performer. Sammy Davis Jr.'s voice is used in a great sexy ballet number "Frankie and Johnny", in which Cyd really wows 'em. I can't imagine anyone doing a better vocal rendition of this particular number. It is a classic. Treat yourself to a better Cyd, a nifty Dan and Sammy's terrific, raucous rendition of "Frankie and Johnny." ... get the video. comment welcome ... babblingbooks@shaw.ca


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