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Title:
Viva Las Vegas
Author:
Cummings, Jack, 1900-1989.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2000]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Musical about a race car driver who comes to Las Vegas hoping to win the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
ISBN:
9780790744896
UPC:
012569509627
Format :
DVD

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Viva Las Vegas, one of Elvis Presley's most popular vehicles, adheres as rigidly to formula as a Kabuki dance. Elvis plays a race-car driver competing in the Las Vegas Grand Prix opposite his principal rival, Cesare Danova. To finance his entry, Elvis takes a job as a casino waiter. Naturally, he is occasionally prevailed upon to sing, making one wonder why he didn't choose this talent as a means of making some quick cash. As always, Elvis chases all the wrong girls, only to ignore the "right" one, portrayed by Ann-Margret in her considerable youthful prime (We're supposed to believe that A-M is the daughter of irascible William Demarest. So much for the reliability of gene pools). With a pre-fat Presley, an indescribably gorgeous Ann-Margret, and no fewer than 12 songs on the soundtrack, how could Viva Las Vegas help but reap a fortune at the box office? ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi