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Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 20 May 1964 (USA)
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Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Lucky Jackson
... Rusty Martin
... Count Elmo Mancini
... 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}

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

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Comedy | Musical

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20 May 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Only Girl in Town  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,125,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,442,967
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

No soundtrack album was released from the movie at the time the film was in theatres. No official reason for this has been given. See more »

Goofs

When Rusty finishes making the sandwiches she puts them in the basket unwrapped, but when she later hands them to her father (while he and Lucky are working on the race car) they are individually wrapped in white (wax) paper. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Martin: It should be obvious that I'm completely indifferent to anything this boy might give me... it's a tree!
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Connections

Referenced in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady Loves Me
(uncredited)
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret
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Her rival is a baby blue racing car
10 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Elvis Presley as a Las Vegas auto enthusiast who has to choose between racing his roadster or chasing Ann-Margret, playing a curvy hotel pool manager who usually has the day off. Not a total success for the stars--the script is heavy with talk, and there's an uncomfortable scene early on where Elvis lies to A-M about her car problems just to keep her around. I don't know WHY Presley is forced to sing "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" in a musical set in Nevada, but nevertheless, it's a friendly-enough frolic, and it certainly looks good. The dancing is hot, and Elvis and Ann-Margret seem so right together. Sure it's campy, and the whole business with him buying her a tree because she longs for suburbia defies explanation, but it's an idealistic, happily-ever-after fantasy. *** from ****


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