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Director:
Writers:
George Wells (screen play)
Glendon Swarthout (novel)
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Release Date:
28 December 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The hilarious inside story of those rip-roaring spring vacations! See more »
Plot:
Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
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(19 articles)
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Not your typical romp on the beach... See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dolores Hart ... Merritt Andrews

George Hamilton ... Ryder Smith

Yvette Mimieux ... Melanie Tolman

Jim Hutton ... TV Thompson

Barbara Nichols ... Lola Fandango

Paula Prentiss ... Tuggle Carpenter

Chill Wills ... Police Captain

Frank Gorshin ... Basil
Rory Harrity ... Franklin
Ted Berger ... Stout Man on Beach
John Brennan ... Dill

Connie Francis ... Angie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carol Byron ... Sybil (uncredited)
John Cliff ... Policeman at Hospital (uncredited)
Amy Douglass ... Dr. Raunch (uncredited)
Dennis Durney ... Young Man (uncredited)
John Durren ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Sean Flynn ... Guy in Blue 'Xavier University' Sweatshirt (uncredited)
Robert Foulk ... Bouncer at the Elbow Room (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Percy Helton ... Fairview Motel Manager (uncredited)

Jack Kruschen ... Max - Cafe Counterman (uncredited)
Jon Lormer ... Motel Manager (uncredited)
Jerry Madison ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Bob Markley ... Young Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
Patricia Marlowe ... Nurse (uncredited)
Owen McGiveney ... Wesley - Ryder's Butler (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Garry Murray ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Mary Patton ... Dean Caldwell (uncredited)
Ted Perritt ... Young Man (uncredited)
Maggie Pierce ... Dody (uncredited)
Michael Rougas ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Marlo Ryan ... Redhead (uncredited)

Vito Scotti ... Maitre D' of The Tropical Isle (uncredited)
Chris Seitz ... Smiley (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Dean Stewart ... Young Man (uncredited)

Tony Tarantino ... Extra (uncredited)
Larry Thor ... Doctor (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Ken Wales ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Robert Woods ... Electric Guitar Player (uncredited)
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Directed by
Henry Levin 
 
Writing credits
George Wells (screen play)

Glendon Swarthout (novel "Where The Boys Are")

Produced by
Joe Pasternak .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Stoll 
 
Cinematography by
Robert J. Bronner (director of photography) (as Robert Bronner)
 
Film Editing by
Fredric Steinkamp 
 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Hugh Hunt 
 
Costume Design by
Kitty Mager (costumes: women)
 
Makeup Department
Mary Keats .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Jennings .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... swing gang (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lee LeBlanc .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Pete Rugolo .... composer: original dialectic jazz
Calvin Jackson .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Irving Aaronson .... assistant to producer
Robert Sidney .... choreographer
 
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Runtime:
99 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #19704) | West Germany:16 (original rating)
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Trivia:
Average and Median Shot Lengths = ~9.6 seconds.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: George Hamilton's hair is sharply parted, but the side of the part changes back and forth throughout the movie.See more »
Quotes:
TV Thompson:Tuggle, are you a good girl?
Tuggle Carpenter:Please, I don't want to disillusion you or disappoint you.
TV Thompson:No, no, no, no. I won't be disillusioned or disappointed. Are you a good girl, Tuggle?
Tuggle Carpenter:[reluctantly] Ummhmm.
TV Thompson:[disillusioned and disappointed] Oh...
Tuggle Carpenter:[leaving] I knew it.
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27 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Not your typical romp on the beach..., 16 August 1999
Author: icblue02 from Illinois

This film succeeds in the sense that it isn't a stereotypical beach flick. As a current college student, I can attest that it is rather believable, and, oddly enough, some of it applies to college gals today...nearly 40 years later. Actually, WHERE THE BOYS ARE offers the public a fairly realistic, in-depth portrayal of everyday kids in the 60s, as opposed to other beach movies of the period. Simply put: Frankie and Annette had nothing on these gals!

Contrary to what the title may lead one to believe, the focal point is not terribly superficial. Yeah, sure, the girls head to Lauderdale to nab a Yaley or two, but that becomes somewhat secondary to what actually transpires. Whether it was meant to be or not, this film is one of decisions, learning, and friendships that are strengthened due to the experiences four college girls share during Spring Break in Ft. Lauderdale.

The actors themselves are very believable; none of the main players outdo the others. Hart, Mimeux, Francis, and Prentiss do a wonderful job of conveying many different sides to the characters they portray. The supporting cast is equally skilled and effective in varying roles.

Though this isn't Academy Award winning material, it is definitely worth watching!

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