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Where the Boys Are (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 December 1960 (USA)
Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves.

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Cast

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Merritt Andrews
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Ryder Smith
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Melanie Tolman
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TV Thompson
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Lola Fandango
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Tuggle Carpenter
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Police Captain
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Basil
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Franklin
Ted Berger ...
Stout Man on Beach
John Brennan ...
Dill
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Angie
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Merritt, Melanie, Tuggle and Angie are four Midwestern college co-eds who travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for their spring vacation and we follow the episodic series of adventures and romance they all get into with some college guys they meet. Written by matt-282

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HEY! LET'S MIGRATE TO THE LAND OF HILARIOUS BACK SEAT BINGO! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 December 1960 (USA)  »

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Bastam Dois para Amar  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title song, sung by Connie Francis reached number 4 on the pop charts. See more »

Goofs

While Merritt is at the controls of Ty's family yacht, only one throttle is forward on what is obviously a twin-engine boat. That would have made for considerable control difficulties trying to run the boat in that way. See more »

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Narrator: For fifty weeks of the year, Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a small corner of tropical heaven, basking contentedly in the warm sun. During the other two weeks, as colleges all over the country disgorge their students for Easter vacation, a change comes over the scene. The students swarm to these peaceful shores in droves, twenty thousand strong. They turn night into day, and a small corner of heaven into a sizeable chunk of bedlam. The boys come to soak up the sun, and a few carloads ...
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"and introducing Connie Francis" See more »

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Referenced in Women of the House: Women in Film (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Have You Met Miss Fandango?
Words by Stella Unger
Music by Victor Young
Performed by Barbara Nichols (uncredited)
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Enjoyable "period" piece
11 November 2004 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

As the saying goes, "it is what it is." Cutting edge (for 1960) teen drama holds up well, with excellent performances by several of the leads. Although it doesn't appear they actually filmed the majority of the film in Florida, there are still some wonderful shots on location in Fort Lauderdale. That community has since banned the Spring Break crowd, but I remember it well in the 60s - 80s, when living in the area.

Many users have complained about the "moralizing" of this film, but I don't find it "preachy." Prentiss is indeed a standout. Connie Francis is adequate, if somewhat masculine, in her first film role. "Narrator" Paul Frees seems to pop up in the oddest places, including The Haunted Mansion ride for Disney.


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