Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas

4.8 5
Director: George Sidney

Cast: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova

     
 

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Elvis Presley movies varied in quality, but good or bad, people knew what to expect from them. One of the most fun (and most popular) of the King's films, Viva Las Vegas, comes to DVD with two transfers. The widescreen 2.35:1 image is preferable to the 1.33 full-screen image. English and French soundtracks are available in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles areSee more details below

Overview

Elvis Presley movies varied in quality, but good or bad, people knew what to expect from them. One of the most fun (and most popular) of the King's films, Viva Las Vegas, comes to DVD with two transfers. The widescreen 2.35:1 image is preferable to the 1.33 full-screen image. English and French soundtracks are available in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are available in both languages as well. Although in terms of extra features the DVD contains only a theatrical trailer, it has been digitally remastered for this release. Fans of the King will be more than pleased with this release.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Mark Deming
One of the tiny handful of post-Army Elvis Presley vehicles which can be enjoyed on a non-ironic level, Viva Las Vegas stacks up as one of the King's best movies largely because for a change he has a co-star who can match him for onscreen charisma -- Ann-Margret. If Ann-Margret can't equal Elvis for essential rock & roll cool, she has great comic timing, can actually sing, and still knows how to make the sparks fly onscreen, and together they display an easygoing but potent chemistry that Elvis rarely managed with his other leading ladies. While the story is pretty typical stuff (the Big E is a race driver trying to raise money to put his car back on the track), George Sidney keeps things light and lively and knows enough to stay out of the way of his stars. Elvis even gets a few decent songs this time out, including the classic title tune (written by Doc Pomus) and a fiery take of Ray Charles' "What'd I Say." Add a stronger-than-average supporting cast (including William Demarest, Nicky Blair, Jack Carter, and a blink-and-you'll-miss-her bit part from Teri Garr) and you get an Elvis Presley movie you actually don't have to suffer through; if all of his pictures had displayed this level of competence, he wouldn't have had to apologize to his fans for his career in Hollywood.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2000
UPC:
0012569509627
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:26:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Lucky Jackson
Ann-Margret Rusty Martin
Cesare Danova Count Elmo Mancini
William Demarest Mr. Martin
Nicky Blair Shorty Farnsworth
Jack Carter Himself
Larry Barton Son of Lone Star State
John Burnside Son of Lone Star State
George Cisar Manager at Swingers
Howard Curtis Statler
Ford Dunhill Driver
Roy Engel Mr. Baker
Henry Fleer Son of Lone Star State
Alan Fordney Race Announcer
Barnaby Hale Mechanic
Claude Hall Son of Lone Star State
Pete Kellett Ad-Lib
Larry Kent Race Official
Lance Le Gault Son of Lone Star State
Rick Murray Delivery Boy
Bob Nash Big Gus Olson
Eddie Quillan Master of Ceremonies
Mike Ragan Ad-Lib
Ivan Triesault Head Captain
Robert B. Williams Mr. Swanson
Teri Garr Showgirl
Laura Lamb Actor

Technical Credits
George Sidney Director,Producer
Sally Benson Screenwriter
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Edward C. Carfagno Art Director
Jack Cummings Producer
George W. Davis Art Director
Donfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
John McSweeney Editor
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
George Stoll Score Composer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
David Winters Choreography

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Opening Logos [:18]
2. Main Title/"Viva Las Vegas" [2:20]
3. "Lucky's Got the Dough!" [1:51]
4. "I Intend to Win." [2:01]
5. A Real Sporty Model [3:22]
6. The Search Is On [3:54]
7. When Lucky Goes Marching In [:53]
8. "The Yellow Rose of Texas" [2:25]
9. Diving Right In [1:39]
10. "The Lady Loves Me" [3:46]
11. Poverty Sucks [1:12]
12. Poolside Waiter [2:01]
13. Rusty Rocks [1:30]
14. "C'mon Everybody" [2:30]
15. Courtship on Land, Sea & Air [3:03]
16. Getting to Know You [3:20]
17. "Today, Tomorrow and Forever" [1:20]
18. "The Climb" [1:35]
19. "What'd I Say" [2:49]
20. Racing With Rusty [4:49]
21. Kitten With a Quip [2:24]
22. Fickle Me, Elmo [4:43]
23. "If You Think I Don't Need You" [1:55]
24. "Appreciation" [4:23]
25. "Viva Las Vegas" [5:15]
26. "I Need Somebody to Lean On" [4:20]
27. "I Got It!" [1:15]
28. "My Rival" [2:11]
29. Rusty - and Oily [2:20]
30. The Las Vegas Grand Prix [6:15]
31. Down for the Count [1:25]
32. Lucky Strikes [1:41]
Side #2 -- P&S
1. Opening Logos [:18]
2. Main Title/"Viva Las Vegas" [2:20]
3. "Lucky's Got the Dough!" [1:51]
4. "I Intend to Win." [2:01]
5. A Real Sporty Model [3:22]
6. The Search Is On [3:54]
7. When Lucky Goes Marching In [:53]
8. "The Yellow Rose of Texas" [2:25]
9. Diving Right In [1:39]
10. "The Lady Loves Me" [3:46]
11. Poverty Sucks [1:12]
12. Poolside Waiter [2:01]
13. Rusty Rocks [1:30]
14. "C'mon Everybody" [2:30]
15. Courtship on Land, Sea & Air [3:03]
16. Getting to Know You [3:20]
17. "Today, Tomorrow and Forever" [1:20]
18. "The Climb" [1:35]
19. "What'd I Say" [2:49]
20. Racing With Rusty [4:49]
21. Kitten With a Quip [2:24]
22. Fickle Me, Elmo [4:43]
23. "If You Think I Don't Need You" [1:55]
24. "Appreciation" [4:23]
25. "Viva Las Vegas" [5:15]
26. "I Need Somebody to Lean On" [4:20]
27. "I Got It!" [1:15]
28. "My Rival" [2:11]
29. Rusty - and Oily [2:20]
30. The Las Vegas Grand Prix [6:15]
31. Down for the Count [1:25]
32. Lucky Strikes [1:41]

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