It's pretty tough to beat Jailhouse Rock in terms of sheer entertainment, but Elvis lovers are particularly fond of this 1964 hit. The Big E plays race-car driver Lucky Jackson, who arrives in Las Vegas for an upcoming Grand Prix race. Lucky's car needs a new engine, so he gets a waiter job at a casino and starts working his crooning charms on Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret). It's their on-screen chemistry that makes this flick a lot of fun; Presley never had a better costar than Ann-Margret, and their race-car romance is quintessential 1960s fluff. Then there are the songs, of course, including the snappy title tune, a rockin' rendition of Ray Charles's "What'd I Say?," and "The Yellow Rose of Texas." Viva Las Vegas is one of the Elvis movies that stands the test of time, when the legend was still at his peak. And if you're wondering if the King gets his car fixed in time to win the race, well, check out the movie to find out. --Jeff Shannon
Elvis Presley is Lucky Jackson an aspiring auto racer with a dream of winning the Grand Prix. Sexy spunky Ann-Margret is Rusty Martin the swimming instructor who falls for him against her will hating the idea of her man risking his life in a race car. Lucky struggles to raise the money to buy a new engine while Rusty tries to convince him to give up racing for her.George Sidney a seasoned veteran of the lavish Hollywood musical proves the perfect helmsman for this high-voltage Elvis vehicle. The King croons shakes and shimmies while Ann-Margret shows her mastery of 1960s-style gyrations in the glitzy electric production numbers. The two charismatic stars are at their best during a hilarious first date which includes dancing motorcycling dressing up at a wild West show skiing and going for a ride in a helicopter. How could they not hit it off? Their powerful magnetism centers this glittering extravagant treasure chest of a film that ranks among Elvis's best.System Requirements:Running Time: 86 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: NR UPC: 012569797840 Manufacturer No: 79784
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