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It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

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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 from Sue Lin, he also finds an attractive nurse who is not abandoned but might still need attention.

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Cast

Elvis Presley
as Mike Edwards
Joan O'Brien
as Diane Warren
Gary Lockwood
as Danny Burke
Vicky Tiu
as Sue-Lin
Edith Atwater
as Miss Steuben
Guy Raymond
as Barney Thatcher
Dorothy Green
as Miss Ettinger
Kam Tong
as Walter Ling
Yvonne Craig
as Dorothy Johnson
Jacqueline de Wit
as Emma Johnson
Linda Humble
as Redhead
John Indrisano
as Poker Player
Troy Melton
as Poker Player
Olan Soule
as Henry Johnson
Russell Thorson
as Sheriff Garland
Wilson Wood
as Mechanic
Kurt Russell
as Boy Who Kicks Elvis
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Critic Reviews for It Happened at the World's Fair

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

February 20, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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

January 8, 2008 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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

September 4, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

A bizarre little film, strictly for Elvis completists.

July 26, 2004 | Full Review…

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. "How would I like to kick you in the shin?"

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