Directed by George Sidney 
Produced by Jack Cummings
George Sidney
Written by Sally Benson 
Music by George E. Stoll 
Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc 
Editing by John McSweeney, Jr. 
Studio Jack Cummings Productions 
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Release date(s) May 20, 1964
Running time 85 minutes 
Country United States 
Language English 
Box office $9,442,967

SYNOPSIS:

Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate in the city's first annual Grand Prix Race. However, his race car, an Elva Mk. VI, is in need of a new engine in order to compete in the event.

Lucky raises the necessary money in Las Vegas, but he loses it when he is shoved into the pool by the hotel's nubile swimming instructor, Rusty Martin. Lucky then has to work as a waiter at the hotel to replace the lost money to pay his hotel bill, as well as enter the hotel's talent contest in hopes of winning a cash prize sizable enough to pay for his car's engine.

During all this time, Lucky attempts to win the affections of Rusty. His main competition arrives in the form of Count Elmo Mancini, who attempts to win both the Grand Prix and the affections of Rusty.


CAST:

Elvis Presley as Lucky Jackson
Ann-Margret as Rusty Martin
Cesare Danova as Count Elmo Mancini
William Demarest as Mr. Martin
Nicky Blair as Shorty Fansworth
Jack Carter as Himself
Teri Garr as Showgirl
The Jubilee Four as Themselves
George Cisar as Manager of Swingers
Robert Aiken as Driver
Red West as Son of Lone Star State

SONGS:

The Yellow Rose of Texas/The Eyes of Texas
Written by Don George, adapted by Randy Starr & Fred Wise/John Lang Sinclair
Performed by Elvis Presley

The Lady Loves Me
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret

What'd I Say
Written by Ray Charles
Performed by Elvis Presley

Viva Las Vegas
Written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Performed by Elvis Presley

I Need Somebody to Lean On
Performed by Elvis Presley

Come On, Everybody
Written by Stanley Chianese
Performed by Elvis Presley

Today, Tomorrow and Forever
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley

Santa Lucia
Performed by Elvis Presley

If You Think I Don't Need You
Written by Red West
Performed by Elvis Presley

Appreciation
Written by Marvin More & Bernie Wayne
Performed by Ann-Margret

My Rival
Written by Marvin More & Bernie Wayne
Performed by Ann-Margret

The Climb
Written by Dan Anthony & John Case Schaeffer II
Performed by The Forté Four

Do The Vega
(recorded for the film but not used)
Performed by Elvis Presley

Night Life
(recorded for the film but not used)
Performed by Elvis Presley

You're The Boss
(recorded for the film but not used)
Performed by Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret

Today, Tomorrow and Forever
(recorded for the film but not used)
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley

Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. The film is regarded by fans and by film critics as one of Presley's best movies, and it is noted for the on-screen chemistry between Presley and Ann-Margret. It also presents a strong set of ten musical song-and-dance scenes choreographed by David Winters and featuring his dancers, and a reasonably interesting story.[2] Viva Las Vegas was a hit at movie theaters, becoming the number 14 movie in the list of the Top 20 Movie Box Office hits of 1964.