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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 ...
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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Although more than one shooting location has been given (and mixed up with various other beach movies) for the beach scenes, the exact spot is about 830 yards east of the intersection where Malibu Rd. splits off from the Pacific Coast Highway, between Point Dune and Malibu Bluffs Park. Satellite views of the coastline confirm the double rock formation just beyond the shoreline seen in many of the outdoor shots. See more »

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When Sutwell succeeds in surfing, the long shots show him with his cap still on. In close-ups he is bareheaded. See more »

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[at the arrival of Eric Von Zipper and his Rat Pack]
Cappy: Just what we need, the black plague!
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Featured in The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch (2005) See more »

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Treat Him Nicely
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Annette Funicello (uncredited)
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"You stupid!"
6 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While not the best in the Frankie-Annette beach movies they made with their supporting cast of recurring characters including villain Von Zipper, lovable leader of his "stupid" motorcycle gang, dim-witted Deadhead and the human dancing machine Candy Johnson, it's still pretty good and has something to offer audiences of today. For one thing, it's a good chance to see the beaches of southern California before developers moved in and built homes all over the place. Then, there are some great surfing scenes. The songs and dancing are first rate,and the climactic fight scene is very good, although a lot of the pies thrown missed their marks. There's something for everybody in this entry: comedy, romance, music, hunky guys and pretty girls in bikinis. A film like this must have been a big boon to the tourism industry and for attracting new residents to the state. Who wouldn't want to go to a place where even the motorcycle gangs make nice? Dale Roloff


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