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The Las Vegas Story (1952)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 18 August 1952 (Sweden)
The arrival in Las Vegas of a businessman and his glamorous wife creates a complex web of murder and deceit.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Jay Dratler (story), Earl Felton (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Russell ... Linda Rollins
Victor Mature ... Lt. Dave Andrews
Vincent Price ... Lloyd Rollins
Hoagy Carmichael ... Happy
Brad Dexter ... Tom Hubler
Gordon Oliver ... Mr. Drucker
Jay C. Flippen ... Capt. H.A. Harris
Will Wright ... Mike Fogarty
Bill Welsh Bill Welsh ... Mr. Martin
Ray Montgomery ... Desk Clerk
Colleen Miller Colleen Miller ... Mary
Robert J. Wilke ... Clayton (as Robert Wilke)
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Storyline

Investment broker Lloyd Rollins, insisting to his wife Linda that they stop at Las Vegas on their trip from Boston, begins to gamble heavily. Linda visits the Last Chance, a casino where she used to sing, and where she meets police lieutenant Dave Andrews, with whom she had a brief affair some years earlier. Insurance investigator Tom Hubler soon arrives to keep an eye on Linda's valuable necklace for his company, unaware that Rollins hocked the necklace with Clayton, owner of the Last Chance. Lt. Andrews, rebuffed by Linda, learns that Clayton has been murdered. He deduces the killer's identity and begins a deadly chase when he learns the killer has taken Linda hostage and fled into the desert. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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THE LOSER... wins the jackpot... of bullets... when these two boys fight it out! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1952 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Spielhölle von Las Vegas See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The actor who played the helicopter pilot, Toby Riggs, appears to have been omitted from the cast list. See more »

Goofs

When Linda goes to see the Last Chance, where she used to sing, she starts out riding in one cab and then is shown arriving in a different cab. Note the first has the word "Plymouth" above the grill and no number above the windshield. See more »

Quotes

Mary: I guess it would be only fair if you were to kiss Bill.
Linda Rollins: If I kissed Bill there wouldn't be anything fair about it.
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Soundtracks

My Resistance Is Low
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Hoagy Carmichael and Jane Russell (uncredited)
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Vincent Price & Hoagy Carmichael do Las Vegas
19 May 2011 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

Shady business man and compulsive gambler Vincent Price and luscious wife Jane Russell get off the trans-continental train they're on on their way to LA to do some gambling in Las Vegas. They stay at the Fabulous Hotel where Price convinces the management to extend him $100,000 in credit so he can have money to gamble with. The movie has a somewhat interesting back story about Price and a ruined business partner in Boston. As well there is another back story about Russell and Las Vegas detective Victor Mature, who seem to have met a while ago when she was a singer at a casino where Hoagy Carmichael is the long time pianist and band leader. He (Carmichael) does a great number about a little over half-way through the film that must be seen. As well, Russell is wearing a super expensive diamond bracelet that is the object of an aggressive insurance investigator. For my money, Price, Carmichael, and the vintage Vegas scenes are the only really compelling reasons to watch, except for a decent chase between a helicopter and a Mercury woody across the desert which leads to an interesting fight in an abandoned military base.


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