Known as much for their 14-year off-screen "secret" romance as their on-screen roles, Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret certainly show off some chemistry in this performance of "The Lady Loves Me" in the film "Viva Las Vegas." The 1964 film marks the beginning of what many whispered was a great - if undercover - Hollywood love story.
"We both felt a current, an electricity that went straight through us," Ann-Margaret wrote of her co-star in her 1994 book "Ann-Margret: My Story" that chronicled not only her professional life in the movies, but relationships, including the one she shared with Presley until his 1977 death. "It would become a force we couldn't control."
The song features vocals by both stars. It accompanies a scene of Presley in hot pursuit of his on-screen love interest around a Las Vegas swimming pool, while the actress plays hard-to-get in multiple swimsuits.
Although the film was released at the height of Beatlemainia, "Viva Las Vegas" grossed more than the British quartet's 1964 release "A Hard Day's Night". "Viva Las Vegas" grossed $4.67 million, whereas the the Beatles' feature film debut only grossed $515,000. Both films were released for summer audiences that year.