Last up in our series of films that feature Las Vegas (NFPA C&E starts this weekend!) is the 1956 MGM musical "Meet Me In Las Vegas" starring dancer Cyd Charisse, a pre-"Bewitched" Agnes Moorehead, and a pre-"Gilligan's Island" Jim Backus. Lots of big staged production numbers in this film, which tells the simple story of a rancher (Dan Dailey) who falls in love with a Vegas ballerina (!?). The movie features lots of cameo appearances, including Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, and Peter Lorre. Sammy Davis Jr. sings "Frankie and Johnny" in the dance sequence below. Be sure to note how Charisse walks down the flight of steps at about the minute-and-a-half marker in the clip. Classic!
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