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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
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Amanda North
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'Boom Boom' Yates
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Cora Dixon
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Gabby
Greg Benedict ...
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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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So much fun, so little time. See more »

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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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When Eric Dean (Robert Conrad) picks up "Gayle" (Connie Stevens) at the rest stop, she asks about leaving her luggage on the bus. He tells here that she can pick it up at the station. When they get to the hotel, her bags are in his trunk. See more »

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Eric Dean: Well, now, is this where we slap leather, cowboy? Would you be satisfied with a few loose teeth?
Doug 'Stretch' Fortune: I don't know where you was raised, mister, but where I come from, we don't start fights in other folks' homes.
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Troy Donahue
29 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recall the New York Times gave a favorable review to this sprightly fun film that became a smash hit for Warner Bros.

Troy Donahue who was the biggest star on the WB lot is first billed over other WB stars Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin and Robert Conrad. The WB stars all look great. Stefanie Powers is Donahue's romantic interest. The set up is thin but fun: a group of college students converge on Palm Springs for a weekend of romance and fun. Jerry Van Dyke, and Carole Cook give fun support. WB gave Ty Hardin a shot at stardom with other WB films such as Wall of Noise ( with another WB star Dorothy Provine), PT 109, and George Cukor's The Chapman Report.

Troy Donahue's real life best friend Greg Benedict, and best man at his wedding to Suzanne Pleshette has a small pivotal role in Palm Springs Weekend. This was WB's reply to smash hit MGM film Where The Boys Are that starred Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, and Dolores Hart ( who would leave Hollywood and become a Nun). During this time Columbia also had a stock company of Stefanie Powers, Michael Callan, James Darren, Deborah Walley. I wish those days would return!

Troy'Donahue made 4 smash hits at WB with Delmer Daves: A Summer Place with Sandra Dee, Parrish with Diane McBain and Connie Stevens, and Susan Slade with Connie Stevens and Rome Adventure with Angie Dickinson and Suzanne Pleshette. Palm Springs Weekend was Donahue's first film at WB without the mark of Delmer Daves. Troy Donahue's hit streak at WB continued with this film directed by veteran Norman Taurog.

Trivia note that Troy Donahue at first refused the film but was enticed to star into it and sings the title song over the credits. Suzanne Pleshette was offered role that eventually was played by Stefanie Powers.


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