It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)
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as Mike Edwards
as Diane Warren
as Danny Burke
as Miss Steuben
as Barney Thatcher
as Miss Ettinger
as Walter Ling
as Dorothy Johnson
as Emma Johnson
as Poker Player
as Poker Player
as Henry Johnson
as Sheriff Garland
as Mr. Farer
as Boy Who Kicks Elvis
Critic Reviews for It Happened at the World's Fair
...It's probably expecting too much to call It Happened at the World's Fair uninspired...
For die-hard Elvis fans and for lovers of flicks that are set at a World's Fair.
Typical Presley vehicle that's no better than the others, but not much worse either.
Audience Reviews for It Happened at the World's Fair
Okay, this movie is overly long for the small amount of plot it has, the romance is dopey and there's a lot of musical numbers with a child but here's the struggle-- Elvis looks SMOKING hot in this movie. Like ohmygod. His suits are PERFECTLY tailored, and when he's not in a fly ass suit he's in fly ass flyboy aviator jacket and a scarf. *fans self* Like Elvis has some SERIOUS game in this film, wow.
Typical 1960s Elvis musical though has some cute songs and cute moments, especially Elvis's interaction with Vicky Tiu (her only movie and future first lady of Hawaii). One thing to add: Elvis shows a knack not only for acting with little kids (Vicky Tiu and a young Kurt Russell, yes Kurt Russell) but also comedy: his interaction with Joan O'Brien while injured is spot-on comedic acting.
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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