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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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It's where the boys are and the girls are... 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?


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 »


When Connie Stevens is first checking into the hotel then finds out the room is too expensive and starts to walk away, Carole Brown breaks out of character and calls to Connie by her real name and not her character name. See more »


Mike: The trouble with me is I put women on a pedestal.
Biff Roberts: Well, you gotta stop going out with short women. Ha-ha-ha. For instance, what happens when you talk to a girl about sex?
Mike: I get the hiccups.
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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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Palm Springs Weekend
14 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You have got to give Warner Bros studios credit for milking Troy Donahue for all they could get with the teenage audience....there was "Summer Place", "Parrish", "Susan Slade", "Rome Adventure"...Warner Bros was riding the high waves with Donahue for the teenage audience in the early 60s.......then they apparently decided to remake "Where the Boys Are"....this time the film is in Palm Springs California instead of Florida....Stephanie Powers more or less recreates the role Delores Hart had in "Where the Boys Are".....a young student looking for teenage/young adult love...Troy Donahue basically recreates the role George Hamilton had.....the handsome lover boy looking for romance.....basically corny and overly silly in a lot of respects. Plenty of comedy though as Jerry Van Dyke plays a over the top goofball who winds up with the homely down and out girl...sort of like the role Frank Gorshin had in Boys Are with Connie Francis....lots of similarities with both films. Troy Donahue did not have to do much acting...just stand around looking handsome and available and the gals ate him up. In a silly teenage film like this much acting was not required at all. For my money a scene near the end where Donahue and Stephanie Powers were standing in front of a fake, paper rock, supposedly in the desert was laughable....Powers says "look out there, see the sands, it is the valley of lost lovers" ha=ha-ha.....or something to that effect....Donahue stands there listening to her with a silly gape on his face....just totally laughable acting. Nothing like that old puss himself Jack Weston to play the lovable loser - he was the basketball coach trying to keep his players under control and falling for the matronly owner of the motel they were at....Weston always a lovable loser, just like in "The Cincinatti Kid" and "Thomas Crown Affair" in the 60s..... For my money Jerry Van Dyke steals the movie as a looney over the top comedian....once again, this is a teenage love flick at it's best....if you saw "Where the Boys Are" you have seen "Palm Springs Weekend"....just the same two films stitched together with different actors....Bob Conrad as the spoiled, rich kid with the fast T-Bird and Connie Stevens as the nubile, and very available coed....she gets mixed up with the wrong guy. Top notch film for the teenagers in the early 1960s.

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