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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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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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Sand, girls, rock 'n' roll, girls, surfing, girls, etc. See more (17 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 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 (Pathécolor)
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Trivia:
Although "old fogey" Professor Sutwell knew nothing about beach life, actor Robert Cummings was a competent surfer himself, as documented in personal home movies shot in Hawaii by Hollywood's television host and author Ken Murray.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:
Rhonda:Deadhead, how could you be hungry at a time like this?
Deadhead:A man can't live by love alone.
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Soundtrack:
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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Sand, girls, rock 'n' roll, girls, surfing, girls, etc., 8 November 2004
Author: bheyer (bheyer@earthlink.net) from Toms River, NJ, USA

Okay, I'm a sucker for ALL the old "Beach Party" movies, starring Frankie and Annette. How 'bout that? They're like Fred and Ginger, Hope and Crosby and William Powell and Myrna Loy: They're icons! This movie, the ORIGINAL "Beach Party," is the BEST of the lot if you're asking me. Besides Frankie and Annette, Bob Cummings and Oscar winner ("Written on the Wind") Dorothy Malone, also star. I can't believe that someone on this thread actually described the WONDERFUL Bob Cummings as "offensive." Apparently, this person NEVER saw this actor on his old "Love that Bob" TV sitcom from the '50's. I did. A more lighthearted and fun actor I've never seen; decidedly NOT "offensive."

THIS movie is just like the old Beach Boys song, "Fun, Fun, Fun." NOTHING to take seriously. Pure fluff, just like the old Doris Day and Rock Hudson comedies from a more innocent time. Not too much in the way of plot (hot-blooded and red-blooded American girls and boys, sand, surfing, rock 'n' roll, a little harmless sex (c'mon, this IS 1963!), a couple of middle-agers (Bob and Dorothy) and the most tame, inept and funny "outlaw" motorcycle gang you've EVER seen! Also, a GREAT supporting cast: Morey Amsterdam, Harvey Lembeck, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Eva Six and EVEN Vincent Price!

Look, upon reaching puberty, Annette Funicello was my very first "crush." I'm 55, now, and I STILL love her! This movie didn't re-define the American cinema, but there are FAR worse ways to kill 101 minutes!

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