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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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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 Nelson .... 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)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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:
Continuity: Early in the film, when Frankie and Delores drive onto the beach towards their beach house for the first time, there's already a set of tire tracks in the sand from a previous take.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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Promise Me Anything (Give Me Love)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Check Your Mind At The Door, 5 October 2008
Author: Clay Loomis from Arroyo Grande, California

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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