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It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

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Release Date: Apr 3, 1963 Wide

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This Elvis Presley vehicle is close to a lemon, even for his die-hard fans. Elvis is Mike Edwards, a pilot of a small plane who has a faithful sidekick, Danny (Gary Lockewood), and a penchant for singing. The story, such as it is, takes place in-between a total of ten different songs, the most memorable being "One Broken Heart for Sale". Mike is tough on the outside but he is willing to take up a good cause when he finds Sue Lin (Vicky Tiu) temporarily abandoned at the Seattle Worlds Fair. Aside

Aug 3, 2004

MGM Home Entertainment

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...It's probably expecting too much to call It Happened at the World's Fair uninspired...

February 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

For die-hard Elvis fans and for lovers of flicks that are set at a World's Fair.

January 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Typical Presley vehicle that's no better than the others, but not much worse either.

September 4, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A bizarre little film, strictly for Elvis completists.

July 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
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Audience Reviews for It Happened at the World's Fair

I'm not a big Elvis Presley but I enjoy some of his music. I saw this at my Grandparents' house (huge Elvis fans there) and this one was quite enjoyable. Toe-tapping tunes and cute tender moments. I guess this is what we expect from Elvis' films.

The film is about Mike Edwards, a cropduster pilot whose plane gets be repossessed. He then goes to the World's Fair where he believes he can get money. Then some dude drops some Asian girl in his care. He takes her to the fair and they have fun. He takes her to the nurse there and he begins to hit on her. The funny part of the film is how Mike keeps going to the fair so he can more chances to score. Thats the plot in a nutshell.

So its got cute moments and some good songs. The little girl was funny as well. I'm pretty sure the inspiration for Lilo in "Lilo and Stitch" came from here. But its quite forgettable. If you like Elvis, give it a go. If not, I don't. Its an okay film.

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