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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elvis` wardrobe for It Happened at the World's Fair cost almost $10,000. 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 The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Falling In Love Tonight
(uncredited)
Written by Don Robertson
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Fun for Elvis fans only
15 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Enjoyable but standard Elvis fare with Elvis girl-hunting and babysitting at the World's Fair in Seattle. Songs are a bit too cutesy, reflecting the shift in Elvis' image since his return from Germany. Fun story, though, and a fun song with Yvonne Craig. Douglas appears in a very early role as a kid who kicks Elvis on the shin -- twice. Lockwood is, as always, sufficient. Fans of Expos and World's Fairs (any others of us out there?) should be pleased to see so much footage of the excellent grounds and exhibits that graced the Seattle Expo.


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