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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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Cast

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Professor Sutwell (as Bob Cummings)
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Marianne
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Eva Six ...
Ava
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 ...
The Ratz
John Macchia ...
The Ratz
Alberta Nelson ...
The Mice
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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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Trivia

Rap artist Big Daddy Kane got his name from the character Vincent Price plays in this film. 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 »

Quotes

Frankie: I want to talk to you about Delores. I'm Frankie.
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: Oh, hi, Frankie. I'm...
Frankie: I know who you are.
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: You do?
Frankie: You're the guy that's been cutting in on my time!
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: No, please, just a moment I...
Frankie: You're brainwashing her with your beard!
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: Brainwashing her with my beard?
Frankie: Why else would she be crazy about someone like you?
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: Now that, I resent.
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Soundtracks

Swingin' and a-Surfin'
by Gary Usher and Roger Christian
Performed by Dick Dale and the Del Tones (uncredited)
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ANNETTE"S FAV

This is the first and some would say best(other than Beach Blanket Bingo) of the series.Annette and Frankie are on their way to a cozy weekend beach vacation,but Annette has invited the whole gang!!!Frankie is mad at her rejection of him,and they have a childish fight.Meanwhile,a professor is studying the teens and Annette uses him to get back at Frankie,while Frankie uses an over-endowed girl.Annette sings "Treat Him Nicely" and "Promise Me Anything" as well as the title song with Frankie.Fun pie-throwing things.


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