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Beach Party -- An anthropologist studies the wild dating and mating habits of Malibu teenagers. When his research backfires, he goes off with his assistant, a woman closer to his own age.

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Director:
Writer:
Lou Rusoff (written by)
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Release Date:
7 August 1963 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When 10,000 kids meet on 5,000 Beach Blankets ... something's bound to happen! See more »
Plot:
The first of the five official American-International "Beach Party" movies. Anthropology Professor Robert... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Has immense charm and likability about it See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Robert Cummings ... Professor Sutwell (as Bob Cummings)

Dorothy Malone ... Marianne

Frankie Avalon ... Frankie

Annette Funicello ... Dolores

Morey Amsterdam ... Cappy

Harvey Lembeck ... Eric Von Zipper
Eva Six ... Ava
John Ashley ... Ken
Jody McCrea ... Deadhead
Dick Dale and the Del Tones ... Musicians
Andy Romano ... J.D.

Jerry Brutsche ... The Ratz
Bob Harvey ... The Ratz
John Macchia ... The Ratz
Alberta Nelson ... The Mice
Linda Rogers ... The Mice
David Landfield ... Ed

Valora Noland ... Rhonda
Bob Payne ... Tom (as Bobby Payne)
Pam Colbert ... Surfer
Delores Wells ... Sue
Johnny Fain ... Surfer (as John Fain)

Meredith MacRae ... Beach Girl
John Beach ... Beach Boy
Lorrie Summers (as Lorie Summers)
Roger Bacon ... Tour Guide
Luree Holmes (as Luree Nicholson)
Michael Nader ... Beach Boy (as Mike Nader)
Laura Nicholson ... Beach Girl
Mickey Dora ... Beach Boy
Donna Russell ... Surfer
Ed Garner ... Surfer (as Eddie Garner)
Candy Johnson ... Perpetual Motion Dancer

Vincent Price ... Big Daddy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duane Ament ... Big Boy (uncredited)
Marlo Baers ... Beach Girl (uncredited)
Brent Battin ... Beach Boy (uncredited)
Roger Christian ... Beach Boy (uncredited)
Sharon Garrett ... Brunette Yoga Girl (uncredited)
Ashlyn Martin ... Surfer (uncredited)
Bill Parker ... Beach Boy (uncredited)
Bill Slosky ... Beach Boy (uncredited)
Gary Usher ... Beach Boy (uncredited)

Yvette Vickers ... Blonde Yoga Girl (uncredited)
Susan Yardley ... Surfer (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Asher 
 
Writing credits
Lou Rusoff (written by)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Robert Dillon .... associate producer
James H. Nicholson .... producer
Lou Rusoff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter (music score by)
 
Cinematography by
Kay Norton (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Homer Powell 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Corso 
 
Makeup Department
Scotty Rackin .... hairdresser
Carlie Taylor .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert Agnew .... unit manager
Bartlett A. Carre .... production supervisor (as Bartlett A. Carré)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clark L. Paylow .... assistant director (as Clark Paylow)
Lew Borzage .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... properties
Ross Hahn .... construction coordinator
John Ceniga .... props (uncredited)
Richard M. Rubin .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alfred R. Bird .... sound editor (as Al Bird)
Don Rush .... sound
Carl Daniels .... sound assistant (uncredited)
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Elmer Norman .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Roger White .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ronnie Dayton .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Dora .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Fain .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Berkson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bill Craemer .... still photographer (uncredited)
Chet Fowler .... best boy (uncredited)
Clifford Hutchison .... gaffer (uncredited)
Richard A. Kelley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Joe Michelski .... grip (uncredited)
Larry Milton .... grip (uncredited)
Bob Simpson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Corso .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Thomas Welsh .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eve Newman .... music editor
Al Simms .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Jack W. Cash .... production assistant (as Jack Cash)
Lois O'Connor .... assistant to director
Jean Lippman .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
101 min | Germany:94 min (TV)
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end when Von Zipper says "I will return!" to the beach gang, it's still daylight. But seconds before, the gang is gathered around a campfire and it's pitch dark.See more »
Quotes:
Frankie:You know, the only thing I've studied this semester is you.
Dolores:Well, I hope you don't flunk.
Frankie:Well, there's always summer school, you know.
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Soundtrack:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Has immense charm and likability about it, 11 February 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I find it very difficult not to like Beach Party. While it may seem dated by today's standards, it is interesting to see surfing done this way and how people acted and I thought it added to its charm. My only real problem with Beach Party actually is the banal subplot between Sutwell and Marianne that seemed to come from a completely different movie altogether. Bob Cummings however is very likable, and Dorothy Malone is resourceful with some nice lines. Her character may seem somewhat worthless compared to this subplot, but not because of her performance. The rest of the performances are also fine, Harvey Lembeck seems to be enjoying himself, and the leads Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello(it's easy why anybody would have a crush on her) are really charming and sweet. Vincent Price also has a nice if brief cameo. The film looks colourful, and the soundtrack is very catchy and drives it wonderfully. The pacing is zippy, the characters are appealing and the story is rarely dull. The dialogue has its wit and fun too, if perhaps very of the time. All in all, charming, likable and fun, very difficult not to enjoy regardless of whether it's perfect or not. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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