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Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  5 November 1963 (USA)
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Set in Palm Springs during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm ... See full summary »

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Jim Munroe
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Gayle Lewis - Jane Hoover
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Doug 'Stretch' Fortune
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Bunny Dixon
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Eric Dean
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Police Chief Dixon
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Coach Fred Campbell
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Naomi Yates
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Biff Roberts
Zeme North ...
Amanda North
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'Boom Boom' Yates
Dorothy Green ...
Cora Dixon
Robert Gothie ...
Gabby
Greg Benedict ...
Hap
Gary Kincaid ...
Fred
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Set in Palm Springs during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm Springs harred, stressful police chief. Jim's bumbling roommate, Biff, tries to get Amanda, a tomboyish girl's attention with a so-called love gadget. Meanwhile, Gayle Lewis is a high school senior posing as a wealthy college girl who is pursued by Eric Dean, a wealthy and spoiled college prepie, while Gayle has eyes for a cowboy from Texas, named Stretch. Also Jim and Biff's basketball coach, Campbell, tries to romance Naomi, the owner of the motel where all of the gang is staying at, which is interfered by Naomi's young, trouble-making, brat son who's dubbed, Boom-Boom. Written by Matthew Patay

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IT'S WHERE THE BOYS ARE AND THE GIRLS ARE...that swingin' vacation weekend when American youth descends on America's swankiest playground! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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5 November 1963 (USA)  »

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7 Dias de Festa  »

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The "Doorman" who silently watches as a parked jalopy falls apart before his eyes is played by former L.A. Ram Mike Henry. Following this unbilled part, Henry played the title role in three Tarzan movies. See more »

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Eric Dean drives a big cushy Thunderbird with a V-8 engine with automatic. When he's peeling rubber it sounds more like a 4 cylinder Austin Healy. See more »

Quotes

Naomi Yates: The only thing I ever put in my orange juice is gin.
Coach Fred Campbell: Gin?
Naomi Yates: Oh, uh, doctor's orders.
Coach Fred Campbell: You have some kind of a condition?
Naomi Yates: No, no. Me and my doctor just like to get drunk together.
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Referenced in True Romance (1993) See more »

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Song of the Ox-Drivers
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Sung by the Modern Folk Quartet
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Warner Bros. Stars
15 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Warner Bros. had several fine players under exclusive contract and cast Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin and Bob Conrad in this film along with another WB contractees Andrew Duggan and Greg Benedict

Troy Donahue had come off a series of Delmer Daves soap operas at WB that were smash hits -A Summer Place, Parrish- Susan Slade and Rome Adventure- and Troy was a very big box office star. Connie Stevens co starred with Donahue in Parrish and Susan Slade and was WB's answer to Sandra Dee. Ty Hardin was cast in several WB films such as George Cukor's Chapman Report, Merrills Maurauders, PT 109 and Wall of Noise. All three were great looking Stars and this film captures Troy, Connie and Ty,at the height of their WB fame and glory. Stefanie Powers on loan out from her home studio Columbia plays Troy Donahue's love interest in this film.Another WB star Bob Conrad is also featured.

Filmed at Warner Bros. in Burbank and on location in Palm Springs it is a delightful escapist entertainment nicely moved along by veteran director Norman Taurog.


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