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Where the Boys Are
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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:
Fort Lauderdale Spring Break Fun! See more (42 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)

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
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
99 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Paula Prentiss' film debutSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the kids are first introduced to Basil's jazz band, hundreds of kids rush to the bar, with the main characters in the rear. Yet, the main characters somehow manage to find one of the few tables in the bar.See more »
Quotes:
Tuggle Carpenter:Girls like me weren't built to be educated. We were made to have children. That's my ambition: to be a walking, talking baby factory. Legal, of course. And with union labor.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Have You Met Miss Fandango?See more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
Was Melanie raped?
What is 'Where the Boys Are' about?
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Fort Lauderdale Spring Break Fun!, 27 April 2004
Author: Christopher (mrcaw1@hotmail.com) from New York

Where The Boys Are (1960 Dir. Henry Levin) Fort Lauderdale College Spring Break! Oh Boy! Oh Girl! See where the perennially tan George Hamilton first acquired his swarthy complexion. Also features one of the best '60s light comediennes Paula Prentiss as "Tuggle Carpenter". Lots of talk amongst the girls about how far they should go. Lots of talk amongst the boys about how far they've gotten. A classic American take on life when the air was clean and sex was dirty. Before there was MTV's Spring Break, there was this movie. Great for viewing with mixed company (that's old-fashioned slang for boys and girls together).

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