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Reginald Le Borg
The first of the five official American-International "Beach Party" movies. Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are studying the sex habits of teenagers. The surfing teens led by Frankie and Dee Dee don't have much sex but they sing, battle the motorcycle rats and mice led by Eric Von Zipper and dance to Dick Dale and the Del Tones. Look for Big Daddy's surprise cameo. Written by
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Early in the film, when Frankie and Delores are driving down the paved highway, a shot from a distance shows a somewhat narrow (two-lane) road with the opposite lane a dark asphalt. Seconds later, a more close-up cab scene shows a much wider highway with no dark asphalt on the opposite side. See more »
[at the arrival of Eric Von Zipper and his Rat Pack]
Just what we need, the black plague!
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This is a fun little film. Bob Cummings stars as a professor who has taken a beach house so that he can observe the sexual habits of the healthy young kids around him.
Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello--in her first feature other than her Disney films-- are young lovers looking for some fun at the beach.
Annette feels that Frankie is taking advantage of her, so she flurts with the professor to make Frankie jealous.
Also starring is Dorothy Malone in a worthless part that does little to enhance her career. (She is excellent in other films.)
This film is the beginning of the beach movie cycle that AIP made over the next few years. All in all, this film is good clean light comedy entertainment that gives us a look at Hollywoods' view of the early '60's on the California beaches.
The supporting charactors are fun, and Eric Von Zipper is a hoot in his Brando-like role as the leather-clad bad guy without a brain.
Vincent Price is seen as Big Daddy in a quick cameo with references to his then recent film (For AIP) The Pit And The Pendulum.
This film, and its spawns, are all worth a look at least once.
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