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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 »
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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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A Relic From A Bygone Era 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 (Pathécolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Marianne is waiting for Professor Sutwell to return from the beach, she listens to a record album. The label on the record is from 'American International Records', a reference to the production company that made the movie.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:
Eric Von Zipper:Ah, Professor?
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell:Yes, Mr. Von Zipper?
Eric Von Zipper:I wonder if we could talk for a minute?
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell:You mean like palaver?
Eric Von Zipper:We could do that, too.
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Soundtrack:
Promise Me Anything (Give Me Love)See more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A Relic From A Bygone Era, 21 July 2000
Author: Bruce McGee from Asheville, NC USA

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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