Viva Las Vegas (1964) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.0/ 10 (3274 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Jack Cummings Productions [us] - (as A Jack Cummings-George Sidney Production)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) [us] - (presents)
Winters Hollywood Entertainment Holdings Corporation [us] - (uncredited)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(UK) - 13 March 1964
(Norway) - 30 March 1964
(Sweden) - 30 March 1964
(Denmark) - 10 April 1964
(Finland) - 24 April 1964

Running Time

Elvis is at the wheel but Ann-Margret drives him wild! It's that "go-go" guy and that "bye-bye" gal in the fun capital of the world!

acoustic-guitar, applause, audience, automobile-racing, camera, cancan-dance, car-crash, car-race, casino, city-name-in-title, contest, costume, dancer, dancing, delivery-boy, desert, fainting, fantasy-sequence, father-daughter-relationship, gambler, gambling, helicopter, hoover-dam, lake, las-vegas-nevada,

Technical Support
LAB:MGM Laboratories Inc., Los Angeles (CA), USA - (uncredited)
OFM:35 mm
PCS:Panavision - (anamorphic) (as Panavision®)
PFM:35 mm
RAT:2.35 : 1

Related Pictures

Pictures of Viva Las Vegas (1964) Movie not found

Full Cast

  1. Aiken, Robert (I) as (uncredited) [Driver]
  2. Bane, Holly as (uncredited) [Casino Patron]
  3. Barton, Larry as (uncredited) [Son of the Lone Star State]
  4. Blair, Nicky (I) as [Shorty Fansworth] <5>
  5. Burnside, John (I) as (uncredited) [Son of the Lone Star State]
  6. Carlson, Carl (I) as (uncredited) [Juggler]
  7. Carter, Jack (II) as (uncredited) [Himself]
  8. Casey, Taggart as (uncredited) [Guard]
  9. Cisar, George as (uncredited) [Manager of Swingers]
  10. Curtis, Howard as (uncredited) [Starter]
  11. Danova, Cesare as [Count Elmo Mancini] <3>
  12. Demarest, William as [Mr. Martin] <4>
  13. Engel, Roy as (uncredited) [Mr Baker]
  14. Fleer, Harry as (uncredited) [Son of the Lone Star State]
  15. Fordney, Alan as (uncredited) [Race Announcer]
  16. Hale, Barnaby as (uncredited) [Mechanic]
  17. Hall, Claude (I) as (uncredited) [Son of the Lone Star State]
  18. Hart, John (I) as (uncredited) [Casino Patron]
  19. Johann, Dallas as [Dancer]
  20. Jubilee Four, The as (uncredited) [Themselves]
  21. Kellett, Pete as (uncredited) [Casino Patron]
  22. Kent, Larry (I) as (uncredited) [Race Official]
  23. Klein, George (I) as (uncredited) [Casino Patron]
  24. LeGault, Lance as (uncredited) [Son of the Lone Star State]
  25. Logan, Brad (I) as (uncredited) [Guard]
  26. McCord, Kent (I) as (uncredited) [Casino Patron]
  27. Murray, Rick (IV) as (uncredited) [Delivery Boy]
  28. Nash, Robert (I) as (uncredited) [Big Gus Olson]
  29. Presley, Elvis as [Lucky Jackson] <1>
  30. Quillan, Eddie as (uncredited) [Master of Ceremonies]
  31. Ravel, Francis as (uncredited) [Francois]
  32. Riordan, Christopher (I) as (uncredited) [Dancer]
  33. Sawitz, Reb as (uncredited) [Casino Patron]
  34. Triesault, Ivan as (uncredited) [Head Captain]
  35. West, Red as (uncredited) [Son of Lone Star State]
  36. Williams, Robert (I) as (uncredited) [Swanson]
  37. Ann-Margret as [Rusty Martin] <2>
  38. Carlson, Ruth (I) as (uncredited) [Juggler]
  39. Carrol, Regina as (uncredited) [Showgirl]
  40. Garr, Teri as (uncredited) [Showgirl]
  41. Hamilton, Alean Bambi as (uncredited) [Showgirl]
  42. Hermida, Connie as (uncredited) [Waitress #1]
  43. Kjeldsen, Ingeborg as (uncredited) [Showgirl]
  44. Powers, Beverly as (uncredited) [Showgirl]
  45. Sutton, Kay (II) as (uncredited) [Showgirl]


  1. Comedy
  2. Musical

Full Plot

Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both race and girl, problems made more difficult by rivalry from Elmo Mancini, fellow racer and womaniser. Perhaps some singing will help. Jeremy Perkins Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin. Mattias Thuresson Plot not found

Total Business


Movie Certificate

PG (Singapore)
L (Iceland)
G (Australia)
PG (Canada)
S (Finland)
12 (South Korea)
Btl (Sweden)
U (UK)
Approved (USA)(PCA #20549)
12 (West Germany)

Music Composers

  1. Stoll, George (IV)
  2. Van Eps, Robert (uncredited)


  1. Biroc, Joseph F. (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)

Dress Designers

  1. Donfeld (costumes designed by) (as Don Feld)


Chapel Distribution [au] - (2001) (Australia) (theatrical) (35mm print CinemaScope - new reissue print)
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) [us] - (1967) (USA) (TV)
MGM/UA Home Entertainment [us] - (1990) (USA) (video) (laserdisc)
MGM/UA Home Entertainment [us] - (1997) (USA) (DVD)
MGM/UA Home Video [us] - (1992) (USA) (VHS)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) [at] - (1964) (Austria) (theatrical)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) [us] - (1964) (USA) (theatrical)
Pony Canyon [jp] - (1984) (Japan) (VHS)
Warner Home Video [ca] - (2010) (Canada) (DVD) (17-film box set)
Warner Home Video [jp] - (1992) (Japan) (VHS)
Warner Home Video [jp] - (2001) (Japan) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [nl] - (2004) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [nl] - (????) (Netherlands) (VHS)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2000) (USA) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2004) (USA) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2007) (USA) (DVD) (HD-DVD)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2007) (USA) (DVD) (deluxe edition)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2010) (USA) (DVD) (17-film box set)
Warner Home VĂ­deo [br] - (2007) (Brazil) (DVD)
Warner Home VĂ­deo [br] - (????) (Brazil) (VHS)

Film Editors

  1. McSweeney Jr., John (as John McSweeney)


  1. Winters, David (I) (choreographer)


Man in garage: That's quite a rig, I never saw anything like it. Lucky Jackson: Yeah its one of a kind, I built it myself. Lucky Jackson: Oh now I get it, you want me to use my 'bravado' to block for you so you can... come right through. Count Elmo Mancini: That's right, I knew you were clever Mr Jackson. Lucky Jackson: Well just a couple or 3 things wrong with your proposition. I don't work for anybody, I never come second to anybody and 1 small thing - I intend to win. Lucky Jackson: [Speaking about Count Mancini's bonnet] I'd like to see what you've got under there. Rusty Martin: Can you help me please? Lucky Jackson: Can we help you? Yes ma'am. Rusty Martin: Can you check my motor, it whistles. Lucky Jackson: I don't blame it! Lucky Jackson: Its what I call a real sport model. Lucky Jackson: Can you lend me a car until you get mine running again? Lucky Jackson: We'll do better than that - I'll be happy to drive you wherever you want to go. Rusty Martin: And why should you go to all that bother? Lucky Jackson: Cause around here I'm known as your very bothering mechanic. Rusty Martin: I'm sure you are. Count Elmo Mancini: What difference does it make? Unfortunately you are on your way to Los Angeles and I have to work on my car, therefore we have no time for a beautiful girl. Lucky Jackson: I guess you're right. Count Elmo Mancini: You work on my car, I'll work on your girl. Count Elmo Mancini: [On seeing Elvis dressed as a waiter] What's this, some kind of American joke? Rusty Martin: I heard about your money Lucky, I'm sorry. Lucky Jackson: It's only money. Rusty Martin: Only money! Do you realise how hard it is to earn money. Lucky Jackson: But I won it. Lucky Jackson: Look Rusty, I thought maybe you and I could go dancing or something. Rusty Martin: So you wanna go dancing? Lucky Jackson: Or something. Rusty Martin: [In helicopter] Hey, this is fun! Lucky Jackson: Only way to travel. Lucky Jackson: Ah - that's the Hoover Dam, one of the seven modern civil engineering wonders of the century. Do you know its over 700 feet from the River Colorado to the top of the dam. The dam helps make enough electricity to light up homes 300 miles away. Lucky Jackson: Where you from Rusty? Rusty Martin: Debuke. Lucky Jackson: Well whaddya know, I've never been there myself but its interesting that you're from good old Debuke. Rusty Martin: Before you get too attached to 'good old Debuke' we moved there from Chillicothe, Ohio. Rusty Martin: Chillicothe, Ohio, well how about that, I've never been there either. Lucky Jackson: Well that's a coincidence, that you were born in Las Veags and after all that travelling I met you in Las Vegas. Lucky Jackson: I guess you got big plans for your future don't you. Rusty Martin: You'll probably find it very dull and commonplace but I want to earn enough money to help my father buy a boat. Mr. Martin: You kids came over here in a copter! They cost about $10 a minute! Lucky Jackson: You get the motor? Shorty Fansworth: You better believe I got the motor Lucky. Rusty Martin: Hey I just don't understand this part of you, I really don't. Lucky Jackson: What do you mean this part of me - it is me! Lucky Jackson: When I get into the money you can have 100 trees. Rusty Martin: You answer it and if its anybody, I don't want to speak to him! Rusty Martin: It should be obvious that I'm completely indifferent to anything this boy might give me .... its a tree! Mr. Martin: [To tree] You know Mr Tree, you and I might have a big celebration this xmas, we can both get lit up! Lucky Jackson: I'll trade you in this honeymoon for your pool table cause you don't need it. Rusty Martin: I don't need a honeymoon! Rusty Martin: [Singing] My rival is a baby blue racing car. Lucky Jackson: Look if you came overe here to talk you're wasting everyone's time. If you came to work then put this on [throws boilersuit over] and get to work. Rusty Martin: What does he need a gun for? Lucky Jackson: To shoot you if you don't get outta the way! Lucky Jackson: Gonna find her if it takes all night. Count Elmo Mancini: [Entering wild-looking Texan casino] Welcome sons of the Lone Star State! Lucky Jackson: [Sees two girls going out still partying] Looks like they're having fun. Lucky Jackson: Good morning, I've been looking for you all night. Rusty Martin: You must be desperate to find a model that really needs fixing.

Other Titles

  1. Love in Las Vegas (1964) (ENG)
    (International: English title)

  2. Love in Las Vegas (1964) (ENG)

  3. Only Girl in Town (1964) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

  4. Tolle Nächte in Las Vegas (1964) (ENG)

  5. Tolle Nächte in Las Vegas (1964) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  6. Viva Las Vegas (1964) (ENG)
    (International: English title) (imdb display title)

  7. Viva Las Vegas (1964) (ENG)
    (UK) (imdb display title)

  8. Tolle Nächte in Las Vegas (1964) (GER)
    (West Germany)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Henderson, Nevada, USA
  2. Hoover Dam, Arizona-Nevada Border, USA
  3. Lake Mead, Nevada, USA
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  5. Railroad Pass, Nevada, USA


- One of the guitar players on the soundtrack was singer/actor 'Glen Campbell (I)' (qv).

- When the wedding scene was filmed, many tabloid magazines at time published photos of the "wedding" and suggested that 'Elvis Presley' (qv) and 'Ann-Margret' (qv) really had gotten married.

- Average Shot Length = ~8.9 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~7.3 seconds.

- Was double billed with _Tamahine (1963)_ (qv) in most theaters when first released.

- 'Elvis Presley' (qv) and 'Ann-Margret' (qv) recorded a duet, a 'Jerry Leiber' (qv) / 'Mike Stoller' (qv) piece called "You're the Boss", but it was never used in the film. It has been released since.