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Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 5 November 1963 (USA)
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 harried, stressed, 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 preppie, 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, which is interfered with by Naomi's young, trouble-making brat son, who's dubbed Boom-Boom. Written by Matthew Patay

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Palm Springs really swings! That vacation weekend when all youth busts loose and everything goes! See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

5 November 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

7 Dias de Festa  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dawn Wells' movie debut. See more »


When Ty Hardin (Stretch) is pulled from his wrecked vehicle, his left knee is injured. Later, in the hospital, it is his right knee that is in a sling. See more »


Gayle Lewis: Hello.
Naomi Yates: Oh, you're a young one.
Gayle Lewis: I'm 21. Would you like to see my driver's license?
Naomi Yates: Please, every Easter this town is filled with 21 year old teenagers. Did you come about the job or did you want a room?
Gayle Lewis: I'd like a room please.
Naomi Yates: I have one bed left in a double room. 12 dollars a day.
Gayle Lewis: Oh.
Naomi Yates: Too steep for you?
Gayle Lewis: Well, do you have anything less expensive?
Naomi Yates: I'm sorry.
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Referenced in The Wanderers (1979) See more »


Live Young
Written by Larry Kusik and Paul Evans
Sung by Troy Donahue
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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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