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For Those Who Think Young (1964)

Approved | | Comedy | June 1964 (USA)
A wealthy young man tries to woo a university student, while her two uncles work to popularize a local club.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gardner 'Ding' Pruitt III
Sandy Palmer
Sid Hoyt
Topaz McQueen
Burford Sanford Cronin
Karen Cross
Claudia Martin ...
Sue Lewis
Dr. Pauline Swenson (as Ellen McRae)
Woody Woodbury ...
Woody Woodbury
Gus Kestler
Dean Watkins
Mousie (as Mousie Garner)


Surfing college students hang out at a club watching comedian Uncle Woody and drinking Pepsis. Rich playboy "Ding" Pruitt falls for Sandy Palmer. His grandfather tries to have the club closed but is exposed as an ex-bootlegger. Written by alfiehitchie

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June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Strandparty bei Mondschein  »

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2.35 : 1
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The Buick Villa Riviera that James Darren drives was customized by George Barris. See more »


After the song ,"I'm Gonna Walk all over this Land" the audience begins to clap but you do not hear the clapping till a few seconds afterwards. See more »


References Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) See more »


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Words by George O'Hanlon and James O'Hanlon
Music by Jerry Fielding
Performed by Bob Denver
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Extended, derivative commercial for Pepsi-Cola
21 September 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, I can't think of many good things to say about the film.

FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG functions basically as a long, long commercial for Pepsi-Cola. Even the title of the film is the direct quote of a catch phrase used in Pepsi radio and TV commercials of the early 1960s. There are blatant product placements throughout the film, notably a huge Pepsi dispensing machine placed directly in the center of several shots of a night club bar.

The story line is a rip-off of the BEACH PARTY genre, with James Darren doing his best Frankie Avalon imitation, even down to look alike hair style and obviously phony suntan. Poor Pamela Tiffin looks terribly uncomfortable trying to fill the shoes (and swimsuit) of Annette Funicello. To bridge the gap between shots of Pepsi logos, there are the typical "crazed youth" beach activities (tribal-style ritual dances, a bunch of actors grabbing surfboards at the call "Surf's Up!", then paddling out into a perfectly flat ocean, followed by stock footage of real surfers riding huge waves).

There are also several long sequences of comedian Woody Woodbury doing his night club act. The humor in these segments is extremely dated, and falls flat, only serving to bring the story to a grinding halt while on screen. Tina Louise adds some visual spice as an exotic dancer, but Paul Lynde is wasted in the role of a wisecracking musician. Bob Denver plays his typical off-center Gilligan/Maynard G. Krebs character (seemingly the only thing he is capable of).

Darren and Tiffin were also featured together in a companion piece called THE LIVELY SET, a similar but more interesting film with a racing car theme. This film also served to plug Pepsi-Cola, and the cast even featured Joanie Sommers (the manufactured singer who hit the charts with "Johnny Get Angry"), and who provided (coincidentally, no doubt) the singing voice for Pepsi commercials in real life.

Overall, FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG is an curio from a bygone age, contrived and derivative. Any similarity to real life in the pre-flower power, pre-Vietnam era is purely coincidental.

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