It Happened at the World's Fair ()

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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 to... See more »


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Mike Edwards
Diane Warren
Danny Burke
Vicky Tiu ...
Vince Bradley
Miss Steuben
Barney Thatcher
Miss Ettinger
Uncle Walter Ling
Dorothy Johnson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjie Bancroft ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
Herbert Bress ...
Craps Shooter (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Dice Player (uncredited)
Craps Shooter (uncredited)
Bill Cole ...
The Mellomen (uncredited)
Max Cutler ...
Cab Driver (uncredited)
John Daheim ...
Tough Poker Player (uncredited)
Emma Johnson (uncredited)
Visitor at Fair (uncredited)
Evelyn Dutton ...
Rita (uncredited)
Joe Esposito ...
Carnival Man (uncredited)
John Francis ...
Guard (uncredited)
Sandra Giles ...
Lily (uncredited)
Paul Gorss ...
Poker Player (uncredited)
Tom Greenway ...
Lt. Staffer (uncredited)
Linda Humble ...
Redhead on Monorail (uncredited)
Poker Player (uncredited)
Sid Kane ...
Dice Player (uncredited)
Pete Kellett ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Jong Ook Kim ...
Chinese Attendant (uncredited)
Paula Lane ...
Waitress (uncredited)
Bill Lee ...
The Mellomen (uncredited)
Kathryn MacGuinness ...
Second Attendant (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ...
Airport Guard (uncredited)
Poker Player (uncredited)
George Milan ...
Craps Shooter (uncredited)
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Man Leaving Dispensary (uncredited)
Joe Quinn ...
Craps Shooter (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
The Mellomen (uncredited)
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Hal Riddle ...
Dice Player (uncredited)
Boy Kicking Mike (uncredited)
J. Lewis Smith ...
Mechanic (uncredited)
Max Smith ...
The Mellowmen (uncredited)
Henry Johnson (uncredited)
Erna Tanler ...
The Concessionaire (uncredited)
Sheriff Garland (uncredited)
Henry Travis ...
Poker Player (uncredited)
David Tyrell ...
Guard (uncredited)
Charles Victor ...
Craps Shooter (uncredited)
NASA Recruiting Officer (uncredited)
Fred (uncredited)
Mr. Farr (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ...
Mechanic (uncredited)

Directed by

Norman Taurog

Written by

Si Rose ... (written by) and
Seaman Jacobs ... (written by)

Produced by

Ted Richmond ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

Leith Stevens

Cinematography by

Joseph Ruttenberg

Film Editing by

Fredric Steinkamp
Don Guidice ... (uncredited)
Harold F. Kress ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

E. Preston Ames ... (as Preston Ames)
George W. Davis

Set Decoration by

Henry Grace
Hugh Hunt

Makeup Department

Sydney Guilaroff ... hair stylist
William Tuttle ... makeup artist
Shirley Althouse ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Roy Stork ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Al Jennings ... assistant director
Wally Jones ... assistant director (uncredited)
Jim Myers ... assistant director (uncredited)
Al Shenberg ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Richard Hendrickson ... property master (uncredited)
Jim Luttrell ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

Franklin Milton ... recording supervisor
Clint Althouse ... sound (uncredited)
Ray Bisordi ... sound (uncredited)
Larry Jost ... sound (uncredited)
Al Strasser ... sound (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Milford Cline ... gaffer (uncredited)
Wilfrid M. Cline ... gaffer (uncredited)
George Hollister ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Ion ... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Mehl ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Robert Fuca ... set costumer (uncredited)
Sophia Stutz ... wardrobe (uncredited)
James Taylor ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

Jack Baker ... stager: musical numbers
The Jordanaires ... vocal backgrounds
The Mellomen ... vocal backgrounds (as The Mello Men)
Van Cleave ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

Tom Parker ... technical advisor (as Colonel Tom Parker)
Dorothy Aldrin ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Swinging higher than the Space Needle with the gals and the songs at the famous World's Fair! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mister, Will You Marry Me? (United States)
  • Take Me Out to the Fair (United States)
  • Take Me to the Fair (United States)
  • Blondes, brunes et rousses (France)
  • Ob blond, ob braun... (Germany)
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  • 105 min
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Trivia Kurt Russell, in his screen debut, plays the boy who kicks Elvis Presley's shins. Recalling the scene years later, Russell says that he didn't want to do it, as Elvis was such a huge star and Russell was a fan of his. He says that finally Elvis paid him $5 to do it and he did. Russell would later go on to play Elvis in the TV movie, Elvis (1979). 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Beyond the Bend See more »
Quotes Boy: Hey kid, how would you like to kick me in the shin?
Boy: How would I like to kick you in the shin?
Mike Edwards: Uhum.
Boy: Mister are you drunk?
Mike Edwards: No. I'll tell you what, if you kick me in the shin I'll give you a quarter, here.
[Gives the boy a quarter and the boy kicks him]
Mike Edwards: [in pain] Yeoww! That's good! Thanks kid.
[limps off]
Boy: [shaking his head] Adults, they're all nuts!
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