MEET ME IN LAS VEGAS (1956) is an
MGM musical comedy produced by Joe
Pasternak , directed by Roy Rowland , filmed in Eastman Color
Metrocolor ) and
CinemaScope , and starring Dan Dailey
Cyd Charisse . The film has a running time of 112 minutes.
The screenplay is by
Isobel Lennart , cinematography by Robert
Bronner , music direction by
George Stoll , and choreography by Hermes
Eugene Loring .
* 1 Story
* 2 Cast
* 3 Reception
* 4 Honors
* 5 Home video
* 6 See also
* 7 References
* 8 External links
Set in and around the
Sands Hotel , the film has a fairly simple
plot, telling "what happens when a gambling rancher (Dailey) discovers
that all he has to do to win at roulette is take hold of ballerina
Charisse's hand." The film was tailored for the talents of Charisse,
showcasing her modern ballet dancing. Several popular singers are
featured as themselves. The location shooting gives a good idea of
what Las Vegas looked like in 1956.
Dan Dailey as Chuck Rodwell
Cyd Charisse as Maria Corvier
Agnes Moorehead as Miss Hattie
Lili Darvas as Sari Hatvany
Jim Backus as Tom Culdane
Oskar Karlweis as Lotzi - Sands Blackjack Dealer
Liliane Montevecchi as Lilli
Cara Williams as Kelly Donavan
George Chakiris as Young Groom (as George Kerris)
Betty Lynn as Young Bride
* Henry Slate as Slate Brother
* Jack Slate as Slate Brother
* Sid Slate as Slate Brother
Pete Rugolo as Conductor
John Brascia as Specialty Dancer
Brief appearances by Jerry Colonna ,
Paul Henreid ,
Lena Horne ,
Frankie Laine , and Mitsuko Sawamura . Cameo appearances include Frank
Debbie Reynolds ,
Vic Damone ,
Pier Angeli ,
Peter Lorre ,
and Tony Martin (who was married to Charisse until her death in 2008).
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sammy Davis, Jr. sings "Frankie and Johnny" near the end of the film,
danced by Charisse, Montevecchi, and Brascia, with special lyrics by
Sammy Cahn and arranged by
Johnny Green .
MGM records the film earned $2,217,000 in the US and
Canada and $1,497,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $496,000.
The film received an Oscar nomination for best musical score.
The film, which has been shown on
Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies , was
released on DVD from Warner Brothers Archive Collection on July 8,
List of American films of 1956
* ^ A B C The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick
Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
* ^ http://members.aol.com/mgmfan3/lasvegas.html
* ^ Clive Hischhorn, The Hollywood