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22 July 1964 (USA) See more »
It's where every torso is more so, and bare-as-you-dare is the rule! See more »
A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Frankie Avalon ... Frankie / Potato Bug

Annette Funicello ... Dee Dee

Martha Hyer ... Vivien Clements

Don Rickles ... Big Drag

Harvey Lembeck ... Eric Von Zipper
John Ashley ... Johnny
Jody McCrea ... Deadhead
Candy Johnson ... Candy
Danielle Aubry ... Lady Bug

Meredith MacRae ... Animal
Delores Wells ... Sniffles (as Dolores Wells)
Paul Smith ... Cop #1
James Westerfield ... Cop #2

Donna Loren ... Donna

Stevie Wonder ... Himself (as Little Stevie Wonder)
The Pyramids ... First Club Band
The Exciters Band ... Second Club Band
Janos Prohaska ... Clyde

Timothy Carey ... South Dakota Slim
Val Warren ... The Teenage Werewolf Monster

Keenan Wynn ... Harvey Huntington Honeywagon
Mary Kovacs ... Old Lady #1
Renie Riano ... Old Lady #2

Sheila MacRae ... Secretary (as Sheila Stephenson)
Ronnie Dayton ... Potato Bug
Alberta Nelson ... Rat Pack
Linda Rogers ... Rat Pack
John Macchia ... Rat Pack
Bob Harvey ... Rat Pack
Andy Romano ... Rat Pack

Jerry Brutsche ... Rat Pack
Allen Fife ... Rat Pack
Guy Hemric ... Surfer
Gary Usher ... Surfer
Roger Christian ... Surfer
Frank Alesia ... Surfer
Johnny Fain ... Surfer
Mickey Dora ... Surfer
Duane King ... Surfer

Michael Nader ... Surfer (as Mike Nader)
Ned Wynn ... Surfer
Ed Garner ... Surfer
Bud Kemp ... Surfer
Jay Mullin ... Surfer
Luree Holmes ... Beach Girl
Darlene Lucht ... Beach Girl

Mary Hughes ... Beach Girl
Salli Sachse ... Beach Girl
Linda Benson ... Beach Girl
Nancy Long ... Beach Girl

Linda Bent ... Beach Girl
Patti Chandler ... Beach Girl
Julie O'Conner ... Beach Girl

Boris Karloff ... The Art Dealer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elizabeth Montgomery ... Lady Bug (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by
William Asher 
Writing credits
William Asher  &
Leo Townsend  and
Robert Dillon 

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Anthony Carras .... co-producer
James H. Nicholson .... producer
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby (photography by)
Film Editing by
Fred R. Feitshans Jr.  (as Fred Feitshans)
Eve Newman 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Corso 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Eve Newing .... hairdresser
Production Management
Joe Wonder .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Carras .... second unit director
Clark L. Paylow .... assistant director (as Clark Paylow)
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... properties
Ross Hahn .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Kay Rose .... sound editor (as Kathleen Rose)
Don Rush .... sound
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
Joe Zomar .... special effects (as Joe Zonar)
Linda Benson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ronnie Dayton .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Dora .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Fain .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Ivo .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Music Department
Milton Lustig .... music editor
Al Simms .... music coordinator
Other crew
Jack W. Cash .... production assistant (as Jack Cash)
Von Deming .... technicial advisor: West Coast Go-Kart Champion
Tommy Ivo .... technical advisor
Tom Mahoney .... choreographer
Phil Sauers .... surfing coordinator (uncredited)

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99 min
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Danielle Aubry's voice was dubbed by director William Asher's wife Elizabeth MontgomerySee more »
Boom mic visible: Shadow of boom mic can be seen on Potato Bug's tent as Dee Dee is talking with him.See more »
[Eric Von Zipper's motorcycle once again runs away and crashes]
J.D.:You did it again, boss.
Eric Von Zipper:You stupid, fix it!
J.D.:[to another rat pack member] Hey, stupid! Fix it!
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Best of the Beach, 12 March 2003
Author: Brian Washington ( from Los Angeles, California

This is probably the best of the "Beach Party" films. The series pretty much hit its peak here and after this it was all downhill. Annette Funicello is her level headed best and Frankie Avalon is still her lunkheaded boyfriend who only can think about surfing. The thing I think is a little ironic about this film is the fact that Avalon in his portrayal of Potato Bug takes a swipe at The Beatles. Many forget that Avalon was one of the hottest singers in America until the "Fab Four" arrived the same year this film was released. After that it was downhill from there. The other shining moment in this film has to belong to Harvey Lembeck as the perpetually dimwitted leader Eric Von Zipper. This was his defining role and this film was his funniest yet.

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