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It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 April 1963 (USA)
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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 ... 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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the revolving restaurant scene in the Space Needle, the song "I'm Falling in Love Tonight" is sung live with the orchestra just behind the camera. Hence the applause at the end of the song. 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: Diane, believe me, the kid is an absolute stranger!
Diane Warren: And you're an absolute liar!... As far as I'm concerned, you can go back up the Space Needle and jump off!
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Connections

Referenced in 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

They Remind Me Too Much of You
(uncredited)
Written by Don Robertson
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Great Elvis Presley Film
22 June 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this Elvis Presley film where he plays the role as Mike Edwards who is down on his luck and meets up with a sweet little girl named Sue-Lin, (Vicky Tiu) who likes Mike and he agrees to watch her while her uncle takes care of his business affairs. Mike takes Sue-Lin to the Seattle World's Fair and they take in all the rides and Sue-Lin also wins a huge doll which is larger than she is. Mike buys Sue all kinds of food at the fair and she gets sick and is taken to a hospital where Mike runs into a very attractive blonde nurse, Diane Warren, (Joan O'Brien) who puts the make on her and Diane quickly brushes Mike off. Elvis performs various songs which were not very popular and this was not necessarily a great Presley film, but the story was very cute and if you missed the Seattle World's Fair, you will enjoy all the photography taken at the fair.


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