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Meet Me in Las Vegas
     

Meet Me in Las Vegas

Director: Roy Rowland,

Cast: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead

 

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A whole slew of guest stars makes Meet Me in Las Vegas a special treat for movie buffs. The central plot concerns wealthy rancher Chuck Rodwell (Dan Dailey), who takes a Vegas vacation with his mother (Agnes Moorehead). At the same time, ballerina Maria Corvier (Cyd Charisse) also arrives in Las Vegas, accompanied by chaperone Sari Hatvany (Lili Darvas). During

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A whole slew of guest stars makes Meet Me in Las Vegas a special treat for movie buffs. The central plot concerns wealthy rancher Chuck Rodwell (Dan Dailey), who takes a Vegas vacation with his mother (Agnes Moorehead). At the same time, ballerina Maria Corvier (Cyd Charisse) also arrives in Las Vegas, accompanied by chaperone Sari Hatvany (Lili Darvas). During one marathon gambling session, Chuck comes to the conclusion that Sari is a good-luck charm, and insists that she remain by his side throughout his visit. Naturally, their relationship deepens into love, but not before a few complications, misunderstandings, and song-and-dance duets. Among the celebrities making cameo appearances (à la Around the World in 80 Days) are Jerry Colonna, Paul Henreid, Lena Horne, Frankie Laine, Peter Lorre, and Sammy Davis Jr. (voice only). Featured as dancers in Cyd Charisse's troupe are stars-to-be Liliane Montevecchi and George Chakiris.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
MGM threw every available star they could find into cameos in Meet Me in Las Vegas, as well as some nifty on-location shots and the then-fashionable Cinemascope; too bad they neglected to throw in a real script to hold it all together. Oh, there's a plot alright, and it more or less makes sense, but the dialogue is flat and too often the screenplay is just biding its time until the next number. That wouldn't be so bad if Las Vegas boasted a superior score, but most of it ranges from adequate to pleasant. Granted, Lena Horne is always worth hearing, but one wishes this star's cameo was centered around something more memorable than the unexceptional "If You Can Dream." The film's leads, Cyd Charisse and Dan Dailey, do well individually -- Charisse is given ample opportunity to show off her exceptional dance skills, not to mention her legs that go on for days, and Dailey displays charm in his duet with little Mitsuko Sawamura -- but they don't light up the screen together. There's dependable support from Agnes Moorehead and Jim Backus, of course, and the spot-the-stars cameos hold the interest for a while, but Las Vegas runs out of steam after a while. It's not like rolling snakes eyes, mind you, but it's also a long way from a lucky seven.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2011
UPC:
0883316336892
Original Release:
1956
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
7,850

Special Features

Outtake Musical Numbers It's Fun To Be In Love with Betty Lynn and George Kerris (aka Chakiris) and You Got Looks with Lena Horne

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Performance Credits
Dan Dailey Chuck Rodman
Cyd Charisse Maria Corvier
Agnes Moorehead Miss Hattie
Lili Darvas Sari Hatvani
Jim Backus Tom Culdane
Liliane Montevecchi Lilli
Cara Williams Kelly Donavan
George Kerris Young Groom
Betty Lynn Young Bride
Pete Rugolo Conductor
John Brascia Specialty Dancer
John Harding Worried Boss
Benny Rubin Croupier
Jack Daly Meek Husband
Henny Backus Bossy Wife
Anna Maria Pier Angeli Actor
Jerry Colonna MC at Silver Slipper
Vic Damone Actor
Paul Henreid Maria's Manager,Guest
Lena Horne Actor
Frankie Laine Guest Star at Sands
Tony Martin Actor
Debbie Reynolds Actor
Mitsuko Sawamura Japanese Girl
Frank Sinatra Guest Star
Slate Brothers Themselves
Elaine Stewart Actor
Marc Wilder Prince Charming
Oscar Karlweis Lotzi
Peter Lorre (bit part)
Hank Worden Actor

Technical Credits
Roy Rowland Director
Albert Akst Editor
Nicholas Brodszky Songwriter
Robert J. Bronner Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Johnny Green Score Composer
Isobel Lennart Original Story,Screenwriter
Eugene Loring Choreography
Urie McCleary Art Director
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Hermes Pan Choreography
Joe Pasternak Producer
Richard A. Pefferle Set Decoration/Design
George Rhein Asst. Director
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
George Stoll Score Composer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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