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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Munroe
Gayle Lewis - Jane Hoover
Doug 'Stretch' Fortune
Bunny Dixon
Eric Dean
Police Chief Dixon
Coach Fred Campbell
Naomi Yates
Biff Roberts
Zeme North ...
Amanda North
'Boom Boom' Yates
Dorothy Green ...
Cora Dixon
Robert Gothie ...
Greg Benedict ...
Gary Kincaid ...


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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college | palms | basketball | student | motel | See more »


So much fun, so little time. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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5 November 1963 (USA)  »

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Palm Springs Weekend  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the scene where the motel swimming pool fills up with soap bubbles, a lot of the set crew people and actors became physically sick from the fumes caused by the bubbles popping, forcing the set to be temporarily closed down. See more »


In the car chase scene, when Ty Hardin is driving a beautiful 1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser convertible, two-tone red and white, it somehow turns into an all-red 1953 Mercury Monterey convertible after the crash, when we see it crashed and burning upside down. See more »


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 The Wanderers (1979) See more »


Bye, Bye, Blackbird
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung by Jerry Van Dyke and Ty Hardin
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Wonderful, free-wheeling, nostalgic fun that remains timeless
19 February 2001 | by (N.J.) – See all my reviews

The nice thing about Palm Springs Weekend is that the film makers did not waste the audiences' and their time with bad language and obscene material like today's film makers do. The plot may not be that original or Oscar material, but then again, not every film is meant to be or should be. However, it is wonderful, free-wheeling, nostalgic fun.

I'm a college student and I saw this film for the first time when I was eighteen years old, and it was probably the first teen flick I could watch from beginning to end without having to change channels because of inappropriate content. The film centers around a group of college students and their antics when they converge on a Palm Springs Hotel for spring break.

The story has its funny moments, like whenever the kids have run-ins with the local police or when Jerry Van Dyke tries to get people to check out his love machine. Watch out for Bill Mumy in the swimming pool scene. You'll laugh like crazy!

The one to see is a young Robert Conrad (why can't there be more young actors like him today?), who's got a big part in this film, even though Troy Donahue got star-billing. This is the perfect film to watch if you're looking for something that's sweet, innocent, and timeless no matter how corrupt and cynical the world has gotten.

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