The Las Vegas Story

  • Robert Stevenson (1952)
  • US
  • 88 min
The Las Vegas Story
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

There's no real chemistry between Jane Russell and former flame Victor Mature in this routine RKO caper, which involves a phoney murder plot set in a patently studio-bound Las Vegas. Russell performs as though there's no tomorrow, while troupers Vincent Price and Hoagy Carmichael provide professional support, but there's no denying that this film is far from their best. Director Robert Stevenson does what he can with the resolutely substandard screenplay, but he's better remembered for films such as Mary Poppins and the Orson Welles version of Jane Eyre. Watch for an early appearance from Brad Dexter, the one member of "the Magnificent Seven" that nobody usually remembers.

Plot Summary

Crime drama starring Jane Russell, Victor Mature and Vincent Price. While on a trip to Las Vegas with her husband Lloyd, Linda Rollins runs into old flame Dave Andrews, who is now a sheriff. When Lloyd gambles heavily and is revealed as a cheat, both Linda and Dave find that their loyalties are divided.

Cast and crew

Cast

Linda Rollins
Jane Russell
Dave Andrews
Victor Mature
Lloyd Rollins
Vincent Price
Happy
Hoagy Carmichael
Thomas Hubler
Brad Dexter
Drucker
Gordon Oliver
Harris
Jay C Flippen

Crew

Director
Robert Stevenson

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Categories
Drama