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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.... See full summary »

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Professor Sutwell (as Bob Cummings)
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Marianne
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Eva Six ...
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John Ashley ...
Ken
Jody McCrea ...
Dick Dale and the Del Tones ...
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J.D.
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The Ratz
Bob Harvey ...
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John Macchia ...
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Alberta Nelson ...
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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 alfiehitchie

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When 10,000 kids meet on 5,000 Beach Blankets ... something's bound to happen! See more »


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7 August 1963 (USA)  »

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A Praia dos Amores  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Average Shot Length = ~7.1 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.4 seconds. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: Marianne, this book will be my triumph.
Marianne: And you'll never get it though the mail. But hang on to the picture rights, I'm sure American International will snap it up in a minute.
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Edited into Back to the Beach (1987) See more »

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Don't Stop Now
by Robert P. Marcucci (as Bob Marcucci) and Russell Faith (as Russ Faith)
Performed by Frankie Avalon (uncredited)
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5 October 2008 | by (Arroyo Grande, California) – See all my reviews

I was five when this movie came out in '63, and didn't see it until a TV showing in the mid '70's. It was already dated and unreal at THAT point. I just caught a second viewing on TCM and I must say, it has not aged well. No thought is required to watch, as the whole thing is completely predictable, although watching pretty girls shake their T&A while dancing hasn't become less interesting. And watching Candy Johnson dance is quite an experience. She was only in a few films in the mid '60's, always dancing the way she does in this film, like a human hurricane. I can understand her short career, as I'm sure she must have blown out a hip in very short order, dancing like that. In fact, she's listed in the IMDb credits only as "Perpetual motion dancer".

There is some dated material that's kind of interesting to see, like being able to drive on the beach in Malibu, or the surfboards that were the size of small boats, and guys were doing handstands on them and putting girls on their shoulders while they surfed. And these kids were surfing 15 to 20 abreast, about a foot apart. I wonder how many shattered shin bones they racked up filming those scenes.

The comedy is of the "groaner" variety, and I think today's teens might have some trouble getting through it, what with the cartoon sound effects and all. I was rolling my eyes a bit myself as I re-watched it. This was fairly popular with teens at the time, but I don't think our 21st century teens, pierced and tattooed, will appreciate it. As for those of us a little older, Beach Party does have some nostalgic appeal.


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