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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.

Director:

George Sidney

Writer:

Sally Benson
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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}

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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

About 15 seconds into Ann-Margret's dance routine at the University of Nevada, the red-haired male dancer third from the left, wearing grey pants, white shoes and black socks, suddenly becomes a different person with blond hair, white pants, grey shoes and white socks. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Martin: [In helicopter] Hey, this is fun!
Lucky Jackson: Only way to travel.
Lucky Jackson: Ah - that's the Hoover Dam, one of the seven modern civil engineering wonders of the century. Do you know it's over 700 feet from the River Colorado to the top of the dam? The dam helps make enough electricity to light up homes 300 miles away.
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Connections

Spoofed in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Appreciation
(uncredited)
Written by Marvin More & Bernie Wayne
Performed by Ann-Margret
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Viva Las Vegas
1 November 2006 | by jcolyer1229See all my reviews

Ann-Margret revives Elvis from his stupor. He feeds off her energy in a frolic through classic Vegas. Ann-Margret Olsson was born in Sweden. Her mother brought her to the United States when she was 5. Sparks fly as she and Elvis get together at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas for Come On, Everybody. Elvis is on the stage. Ann is dancing below. She wears a pink top and black tights. She shakes her boobs and hips. Elvis pulls her up on stage. This is sexy. Too bad they only made one movie together. There is a wedding at the end, so they would have been a married couple in the sequel. ZZ Top revived the title track with a growl.


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