Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
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as Rusty Martin
as Count Elmo Mancini
as Mr. Martin
as Shorty Fansworth
as Big Gus Olson
as Mr Baker
as Manager of Swingers
as Head Captain
as Casino Patron
Critic Reviews for Viva Las Vegas
The sizzling combination of Elvis Presley and Ann-Margaret is enough to carry Viva Las Vegas over the top.
Vulgar, spirited, and neglected director George Sidney meets his match with this 1964 Elvis Presley vehicle.
Coming on a balmy day, with no pretensions of art, Viva Las Vegas, the new Elvia Presley vehicle, is about as pleasant and unimportant as a banana split. And as fetching to look at, it might be added.
Justly celebrated as the rare Elvis movie in which Presley is not just complemented but also challenged by a song-and-dance co-star of comparable sexual energy and anatomical expressiveness.
Audience Reviews for Viva Las Vegas
This movie is worth seeing for the megawatt charisma of Elvis and Ann Margaret and the sparklingly entertaining musical numbers. It's not just the charisma of these two, but their chemistry, by far the best chemistry Elvis had with any co star in all of his mostly forgettable films. They exude, sex, confidence and talent.As almot any review of any Elvis film will say, the story and writing are perfunctory and cliched, and it doesn't even make great use of its Vegas locations. Pop culture geeks will enjoy the only other performance worth metioning, that of William Demarest, Uncle Charlie from My Three Sons as Ann Margaret's crusty papa. As for Anne Margaret, it's a shame the only three films that she is rememberd for are Bye Bye Birdie, Tommy, and this one. She is sexy, luminous, and shows a natural acting ability that she didn't get much chance to explore or reveal. She did not have the career she richly desevered on film.Carnal Knowlege is the only serious film for which she is got a chance to show those talents.. That said, anyone of a younger generation who wishes to see why Elvis was ELVIS, need look no further than this film. It's everything that made him the King in a nutshell You can't take your eyes off him, he has total audience empathy despite his impossible looks and talents. The King (and Anne Margaret) transcend the formulaic banaltiy of this film. Well worth a rental.
This is one of the most popular Elvis movies, it's played on TV the most too, so if you're a fan don't miss it, it's one of his best.
I saw it once and barely remembered it. I want to say I liked it but now that I think about it I pissed my pants every time Ann-Margaret started singing.
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