Viva Las Vegas
- 1 hr 25 min
Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret star in this musical comedy movie that is set in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. In this film Mr. Presley is cast as a race car driver named Lucky Jackson and Ms. Margret plays a character named Rusty Martin who is a swimming coach at a Las Vegas hotel. There are lots of location shots of Las Vegas hotels and attractions in "Viva Las Vegas" and the auto racing scenes are particularly exciting. The car that Mr. Presley drives in this movie is a British Elva Mk.VI. When Lucky Jackson arrives in Las Vegas to participate in the local Grand Prix auto race the engine in his car gives out and he needs a replacement motor right away. After Lucky accumulates the money needed to purchase another engine he loses the money and must earn the needed funds again. Lucky takes a job as a waiter and becomes interested in Rusty Martin. Another driver named Elmo Mancini competes with Lucky both on the racetrack and with pursuing Rusty Martin. The two drivers get into several humorous situations while trying to win the affection of Rusty. In addition to Elvis Presley performing an array of musical numbers, "Viva Las Vegas" features Ann-Margret performing a range of song and dance routines as well as performances by The Jubilee Four singing group. Among the songs that are in the soundtrack of "Viva Las Vegas" are "Santa Lucia", "What'd I Say", "Night Life", "The Yellow Rose Of Texas", "Do The Vega" and the title song "Viva Las Vegas". Among the other cast members of "Viva Las Vegas" are William Demarest, Teri Garr, Cesare Danova, Nicky Blair and Jack Carter. The film was directed by George Sidney and has a running time of 85 minutes.