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Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 2 June 1961 (USA)
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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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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DARREN SINGS! CALLAN DANCES! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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2 June 1961 (USA)  »

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April entdeckt Hawaii  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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When Gidget and her parents check-in at their hotel, the sign behind the desk clerk says Sheraton Hotel. Later, when Mr. Lawrence receives a telegram reply from Jeff, it's addressed to "Russell Lawrence, Royal Hawaiin Hotel" See more »

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Followed by Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) See more »

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Wild About the Girl
by Fred Karger and Stanley Styne
Performed by James Darren (uncredited) over the opening credits
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" I don't Care what anyone says I like Hawaii"
6 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Gidget Goes Hawaiian is a good movie despite what other people say. O.k., so its another of "beach" movie made in the '60's But this one, to me, stands out. It doesn't focus all on the beach, but partly on the "games" people play. This is, in my opinion, the best of the Gidget movies, TV movies, and TV shows.


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