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Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)

 |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  2 June 1961 (USA)
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Francine (Gidget) is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii - just during the two weeks when her beloved "Moondoggie" is home from College. When he... See full summary »

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Eddie Horner
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Peggy Cass ...
Mitzi Stewart
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Monty Stewart
Jeff Donnell ...
Dorothy Lawrence
Vicki Trickett ...
Abby Stewart
Joby Baker ...
Judge Hamilton
Don Edmonds ...
Larry Neal
Bart Patton ...
Wally Hodges
Jan Conaway ...
Barbara Jo Wells
Robin Lory ...
Dee Dee Waters
Arnold Merritt ...
Clay Anderson
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Francine (Gidget) is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii - just during the two weeks when her beloved "Moondoggie" is home from College. When he suggests she go for it, she's even more in panic - doesn't he care to be with her? So she sets out for Hawaii in the worst mood. On the plane she meets the sociable Abby, who gives her the advice to forget about Jeff - and regrets it shortly after, when Francine follows the advice and steals her boyfriend Eddie, a famous dancer. But then Jeff discovers he's missing Francine... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Trivia

Gidget's striped blouse at the breakfast table in California and Abby's striped dress at the Luau are the same fabric pattern. Abby wears that same striped dress when they go to see Eddie at the Moana, and then the next night at the Luau. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, several exterior doors (from the Lawrence home in California to the hotel rooms in Hawaii) open outward as opposed to inward as exterior doors typically will. See more »

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Referenced in Knock 'em Dead (2014) See more »

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Gidget Goes Hawaiian
Music by Fred Karger
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
Performed by James Darren
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Highly Enjoyable!
29 May 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I didn't think I would like this movie since Sandra Dee wasn't in the starring role, but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Debrah was brilliant as Gidget and so was James as Jeff. A true classic! A fun romp in the summertime Hawaiian sun with Gidget and her pals! A++


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