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Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 20 May 1964 (USA)
A race car driver preparing for the Grand Prix, wiles his time in Las Vegas working as a waiter to pay for his new engine. Soon, he strikes up a romance with a beautiful young woman.

Director:

George Sidney

Writer:

Sally Benson
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Lucky Jackson
Ann-Margret ... Rusty Martin
Cesare Danova ... Count Elmo Mancini
William Demarest ... Mr. Martin
Nicky Blair ... Shorty Fansworth
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Storyline

Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both race and girl, problems made more difficult by rivalry from Elmo Mancini, fellow racer and womaniser. Perhaps some singing will help. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's that "go-go" guy and that "bye-bye" gal in the fun capital of the world! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The car driven by Ann Margret's character, Rusty, is a Triumph TR3A. See more »

Goofs

When Elvis/Lucky pulls up to the Las Vegas Speedway with his race car in tow, he is driving a beat up yellow convertible with mud all over the front window, a second later he is backing his race car into the garage and the yellow convertible's front window is spotless, not a speck of mud on it. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Martin: What does he need a gun for?
Lucky Jackson: To shoot you if you don't get outta the way!
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Connections

Featured in One Hit Wonderland: "Mickey" by Tony Basil (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Need Somebody to Lean On
(uncredited)
Performed by Elvis Presley
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User Reviews

Good Music, Great Cinematography, Great Chemistry
17 September 1998 | by micjSee all my reviews

Watch the section where Ann-Margaret sings "Her Rival" Song in a letterbox format. The camera starts from above and does remarkable movement (before the age of computer controlled cameras) and Ann-Margaret does all the choreography (including catching the toast and making sandwiches) to the beat all in one shot! Possibly the best single-camera sequence of all time!

The movie only really slows down during the obligatory tourist travelog while in the helicopter scene.


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Official Sites:

HBOMAX | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Only Girl in Town See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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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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