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It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

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Mike and Danny fly a crop duster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff seizes it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries ... See full summary »

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Norman Taurog
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Mike Edwards
Joan O'Brien ... Diane Warren
Gary Lockwood ... Danny Burke
Vicky Tiu Vicky Tiu ... Sue-Lin
H.M. Wynant ... Vince Bradley
Edith Atwater ... Miss Steuben
Guy Raymond ... Barney Thatcher
Dorothy Green ... Miss Ettinger
Kam Tong Kam Tong ... Uncle Walter Ling
Yvonne Craig ... Dorothy Johnson
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Storyline

Mike and Danny fly a crop duster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff seizes it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries to earn money playing poker, Mike takes care of a small girl, Sue-Lin, whose Uncle Walter has disappeared. Being a ladies' man, he also finds the time to court a young nurse, Diane. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Plot Keywords:

ukulele | sheriff | debt | gambling | fair | See All (106) »

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Swinging higher than the Space Needle with the gals and the songs at the famous World's Fair!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

3 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister, Will You Marry Me? See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,250,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "futuristic" car in which Elvis finds Sue-Lin asleep is a General Motors Firebird III. Designed with a titanium steel skin, a "double bubble" canopy, and gull-wing doors, it was one of the world's first self-driving cars, and could be driven remotely using a joystick device. The Firebird III was displayed at the 1962 World's Fair, in the Washington State Pavilion (now KeyArena), which was later the home of the Seattle Supersonics NBA basketball team. See more »

Goofs

On arrival at the World's Fair, Elvis stores his luggage and guitar. The guitar case is not shown being pushed into a locker, since it would actually be far too long to fit. See more »

Quotes

Mike Edwards: My name is Mike Edwards. I'd like to start over again, Miss Warren.
Diane Warren: The only thing that I want you to start, Mr. Edwards, is *out*!
Mike Edwards: Look, I know I have a tendency to press, but it's a personality flaw. Basically, I'm not a bad guy, really.
Diane Warren: Do you want me to call the guard?
Mike Edwards: I like it better with just the two of us.
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Soundtracks

How Would You Like to Be
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Performed by Elvis Presley
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Romance in the air at Seattle's World Fair.
23 October 1999 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

The 1962 World's Fair is the eye filling backdrop for this typical Elvis Presley project. Elvis and his flying buddy (Gary Lockwood) have their plane confiscated. Trouble occurs with involvement with gamblers and gangsters. Elvis befriends a little 7 year old girl that wants to go to the fair. Elvis uses the girl and a little boy (Kurt Russell) to aid him in romancing the infirmary nurse (Joan O'Brian). Ten light and whimsical tunes make up a pleasant soundtrack featuring "One Broken Heart For Sale". A small scene with Yvonne Craig could scorch a ten ton block of ice. This may be the hardest of the Elvis movies to find on home video. Worth seeing!


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