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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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Lucky Jackson
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Rusty Martin
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Count Elmo Mancini
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Mr. Martin
Nicky Blair ...
Shorty Fansworth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Aiken ...
Driver (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Larry Barton ...
Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
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Dancer in Red Dress (What'd I Say) (uncredited)
William Burnside ...
Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
Carl Carlsson ...
Juggler (uncredited)
Ruth Carlsson ...
Juggler (uncredited)
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Showgirl (uncredited)
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Maitre 'd (uncredited)
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Casino Performer (uncredited)
Taggart Casey ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Manager of Swingers (uncredited)
Howard Curtis ...
Starter (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Mr Baker (uncredited)
Harry Fleer ...
Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
Alan Fordney ...
Race Announcer (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Barnaby Hale ...
Mechanic (uncredited)
Claude Hall ...
Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
Alean 'Bambi' Hamilton ...
Showgirl (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
Connie Hermida ...
Waitress #1 (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Resort Guest (uncredited)
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Race Official (uncredited)
Dallas Johann ...
Dancer (uncredited)
The Jubilee Four ...
Musicians (uncredited)
Pete Kellett ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Race Official (uncredited)
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Showgirl (uncredited)
George Klein ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
Brad Logan ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
William Meader ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Rickey Murray ...
Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Robert Nash ...
Big Gus Olson (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
Paul Power ...
Resort Guest (uncredited)
Beverly Powers ...
Showgirl (uncredited)
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Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
Francis Ravel ...
Francois (uncredited)
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Show Spectator (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Clark Ross ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
Mark Russell ...
Son of the Lone Star State (uncredited)
'Reb' Sawitz ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
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Resort Guest (uncredited)
Kay Sutton ...
Showgirl (uncredited)
Kay Tapscott ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Head Captain (uncredited)
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Son of Lone Star State (uncredited)
Lori Williams ...
Dancing Girl in Pink (uncredited)
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Swanson (uncredited)

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George Sidney

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Sally Benson ... (written by)

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Jack Cummings ... producer
George Sidney ... producer

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George Stoll
Robert Van Eps ... (uncredited)

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Joseph F. Biroc ... director of photography (as Joseph Biroc)

Film Editing by

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John McSweeney Jr. ... (as John McSweeney)

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Edward C. Carfagno ... (as Edward Carfagno)
George W. Davis

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Henry Grace
George R. Nelson

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Donfeld ... (costumes designed by) (as Don Feld)

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Sydney Guilaroff ... hair stylist
William Tuttle ... makeup supervisor

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Milton Feldman ... assistant director
Otto Lang ... second unit director (uncredited)
Lou Watt ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Wallace Worsley Jr. ... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Frank Wesselhoff ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Franklin Milton ... recording supervisor

Stunts

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Max Balchowsky ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Baxley ... stunts (uncredited)
Lightning Bear ... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Jon Carlson ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Lee Faulkner ... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)
Don Pike ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Ross Sherman ... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... stunts (uncredited)

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Robert Van Eps ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Frank Khoury ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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David Winters ... choreographer
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Elvis is at the wheel but Ann-Margret drives him wild! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Only Girl in Town (United States)
  • Love in Las Vegas (World-wide, English title)
  • Love in Las Vegas (United Kingdom)
  • L'amour en quatrième vitesse (France)
  • Tolle Nächte in Las Vegas (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 85 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $9,442,967

Did You Know?

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Trivia Surprisingly, according to Variety, "Viva Las Vegas" earned more in distributors rentals than "A Hard Day's Night" despite both films being released in 1964 at the height of Beatlemania. "Viva Las Vegas" grossed $9,442,967 compared to $6,165,000 for the Beatles' debut feature. See more »
Goofs At the end of the race the Count's car runs off the track and then back on wherein the cockpit gets pulverized by a yellow car. This would definitely have killed the driver, or at least put the "count' into a full body cast. Yet later he appears at Rusty and Lucky's wedding, very healthy. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Kingdom: Elvis in Vegas (2007). See more »
Soundtracks The Yellow Rose of Texas/The Eyes of Texas See more »
Quotes Rusty Martin: Can you help me, please?
Lucky Jackson: Can we help you? Yes ma'am.
Rusty Martin: Well, then, I'd like you to check my motor, it whistles.
Lucky Jackson: I don't blame it!
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