It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)
Front Cover Actor
Joan O'Brien Diane Warren (Nurse)
Elvis Presley Mike Edwards
Gary Lockwood Danny Burke
Vicky Tiu Sue-Lin
H.M. Wynant Vince Bradley
Edith Atwater Head Nurse (Miss Steuben)
Guy Raymond Barney Thatcher
Dorothy Green Miss Ettinger
Kam Tong Uncle Walter Ling
Yvonne Craig Dorothy Johnson
Movie Details
Genre Adventure
Director Norman Taurog
Producer Ted Richmond
Writer Si Rose; Seaman Jacobs
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 45 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The novelty backdrop of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair lends wonderful space-age scenery to this Elvis vehicle. The King co-stars with a pre-2001 Gary Lockwood as freelance pilots stranded in Seattle, where Elvis spends more time babysitting a little kid than panting after ostensible love interest Joan O'Brien. There's more plot than usual for a Presley picture, which in this case is not a good thing, and the songs are pallid, save "One Broken Heart for Sale." The real kick is the futuristic look of the World's Fair, as personified by Seattle's Space Needle and Monorail (both of which serve as backdrops for EP songs). Just three years out of the Army, Elvis's persona is thoroughly square and tame, ruffled only by the occasional comic double-take. And yes indeed, that is little Kurt Russell, future star of Elvis, kicking the King in the shins in a couple of scenes. --Robert Horton
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1518
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/23/05
Purchase Price $7.00
Store Target
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
All Movie Guide
Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 012569515321
Release Date 8/3/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen