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Meet Me in Las Vegas

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Meet Me in Las Vegas
Meet Me in Las Vegas.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRoy Rowland
Written byIsobel Lennart
Produced byJoe Pasternak
StarringDan Dailey
Cyd Charisse
Agnes Moorehead
Lili Darvas
CinematographyRobert J. Bronner
Edited byAlbert Akst
Music byGeorge Stoll
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • March 9, 1956 (1956-03-09)
Running time
112 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$3,714,000[1]

Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) is an MGM musical comedy produced by Joe Pasternak, directed by Roy Rowland, filmed in Eastman Color and CinemaScope, and starring Dan Dailey and Cyd Charisse.

The screenplay is by Isobel Lennart, cinematography by Robert Bronner, music direction by George Stoll, and choreography by Hermes Pan and Eugene Loring. It was largely shot on location shooting in Las Vegas and several popular celebrities are featured as themselves.


Set in and around the Sands Hotel, the film tells "what happens when a gambling rancher 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.[2]


There are brief appearances by Jerry Colonna, Paul Henreid, Lena Horne, Frankie Laine, and Mitsuko Sawamura. Cameo appearances include Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone, Pier Angeli, Peter Lorre, and Tony Martin (who was married to Charisse).

Sammy Davis Jr. sings "Frankie and Johnny", danced by Charisse, Montevecchi, and Brascia, with special lyrics by Sammy Cahn and arranged by Johnny Green.


According to MGM records, the $2.5M film earned $2,217,000 in the US and Canada and $1,497,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $496,000.[1]


The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Musical Score.

Home video

The film, which has been shown on Turner Classic Movies, was released on DVD from Warner Brothers Archive Collection on July 8, 2011.

See also


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ Clive Hischhorn, The Hollywood Musical

External links

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