VIVA LAS VEGAS
Director: George Sidney
Producer: Jack Cummings & George Sidney
Film Length: 87 mins
Lucky Jordan - Elvis Presley
Rusty Martin - Ann Margret
Count Elmo Mancini - Cesare Danova
Mr. Martin - William Demarest
Shorty Farnsworth - Nicky Blair
Elvis plays a race driver, arriving in Las Vegas to participate in the big Grand Prix race. But he has engine troubles.
He falls in love with the beautiful Ann Margret.
Not knowing her name and adress, he assumes she's one of Vegas showgirls and together with his racing (and amourous) rival Danova, Elvis starts searching various nightclubs, hoping to find Ann Margret.
When they don't find her, they return to their hotel and there Elvis sees her again. She's a swimming instructor for the hotel.
During the film Elvis and Margret fall in love and perform some great sing and dance numbers.
Elvis also fixes his engine problems and the movie ends with a spectacular race across the country side and of course with Elvis both winning the race and the girl.
Ann Margret and Elvis get married.
Behind The Scenes:
Working titles were: "The Only Game In Town", "The Only Girl In Town", "The Lady Loves Me".
Filming began on July 15, 1963 and was completed by September 16.
Locations for the main scenes included the swimming pool at the Flamingo Hotel, McCarron Airport and the University of Nevada gymnasium.
In the U.K. the title of the movie was changed to: "Love In Las Vegas".
The chemistry between Ann Margret and Elvis was sensational, both on and off screen that is. The gossip reporters really had a great time!
"Viva Las Vegas" reached No.11 on the Variety top-grossing list for 1964.
Viva Las Vegas
If You Think I Don't Need You
I Need Somebody To Lean On
What'd I Say
The Lady Loves Me (with Ann Margret)
Today, Tomorrow And Forever
The Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas
My Rival (by Ann Margret)
Appreciation (by Ann Margret)
The Climb (by The Forte Four)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDKbmDP472Q"]YouTube- Viva Las Vegas - Original Trailer 1964[/ame]