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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 »
User Reviews:
A frank discussion of the intersection of sex and marriage See more (41 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 »
Sound Mix:
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:
Paula Prentiss' film debutSee 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:
Police Captain:[over police radio] Car 19... Student in pajamas directing traffic.
Tuggle Carpenter:[points to TV's radio] What's that?
TV Thompson:Police calls! I like to keep track of my friends.
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Soundtrack:
Turn On the SunshineSee more »

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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A frank discussion of the intersection of sex and marriage, 16 December 2000
Author: Grahammer (nickels@canada.com) from Abbotsford, Canada

Like many others who have commented previously on Where the Boys Are (WTBA), I was initially rather shocked at the film's frank discussion of sex. Once I thought about it more deeply, however, it was the open talk of marriage that was really fresh to my ears. I was born 11 years after this film was released and watching movies like this gives me a unique insight into history that goes well beyond the broad brushes of most sixties reviews and textbooks. Clearly both boys and girls of the time were struggling with the implications of sexuality in relationships - not a whole lot different than today.

What is different about WTBA than the films for young people of today or of my youth (e.g., The Breakfast Club) is the explicit discussion of marriage. In WTBA both the girls and the boys use different levers to try to achieve their ends. The girls use the potential for sex to get the one thing they want - marriage - and the boys use the potential for marriage to get what they are after - sex. I was amazed to hear that all the girls (even the one with an IQ of 138!) were so focussed on catching a husband at 19. None of the movies for youth that I have seen recently even touch the subject of marriage except maybe to joke about it.

While many would argue that no one gets married at 19 anymore, that ultimate end of any relationship still looms out there for young people like a giant prize (or punishment) at the end of dating. The only help I got in seeing young people get together and eventually get married was in The Princess Bride, which could easily be dismissed as fairy tale. I recall in my late teens having to turn to more adult movies like When Harry Met Sally or even Enchanted April to find some guidance for seeing a relationship through to its logical end. Maybe today's youth are skipping over She's All That and going to movies like High Fidelity for similar answers. One would hope so.

So instead of a breezy beach movie I got a social history lesson on the mating rituals of my parents' generation. I hope there's a movie that prompts this kind of discussion for my own kids someday.

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