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Surf Party (1964)

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A young girl travels to California with a couple of friends in order to visit her brother, whom she hasn't seen for some time. After they arrive it doesn't take long for them to get into ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Bobby Vinton ...
Len Marshal
Patricia Morrow ...
Terry Wells
Junior Griffith
Ken Miller ...
Milo Talbot (as Kenny Miller)
Lory Patrick ...
Sylvia Dempster
Richard Crane ...
Sgt. Wayne Neal
Jerry Summers ...
Skeet Wells
Martha Stewart ...
The Astronauts ...
Lloyd Kino ...
Mickey Dora
Johnny Fain ...
(as John Fain)
Pam Colbert
Donna Russell


A young girl travels to California with a couple of friends in order to visit her brother, whom she hasn't seen for some time. After they arrive it doesn't take long for them to get into the swing of things and also to attract the attention of the local police sergeant, who is strictly anti-surfing. Pretty soon there is a falling out between the local surfers and it becomes clear that her brothers reputation is far greater than reality and his lifestyle is not all it appears to be. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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When Beach Boys Meet Surf Sweeties - it's a Real Swingin' Splash of FUN, FUN, FUN! See more »


Comedy | Musical






Release Date:

30 January 1964 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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As the film opens, the three female leads are driving on a highway in a 1964 Dodge convertible, towing a travel trailer, and there are no other vehicles in front of or behind them. In the next shot, taken from the next lane and in front of the Dodge, there is an early 1960s Studebaker Hawk two-door following behind them. In the following shot, taken from behind the Dodge, the Studebaker has disappeared and there are no other cars following them. See more »


Terry Wells: [During Len and Skeet's fight, voiced off-camera] He's got a head injury. You might kill him.
[Skeet punches Len in the stomach]
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Never Comin' Back
Written by 'By' Dunham and Jimmie Haskell
Performed by Jackie DeShannon, Patricia Morrow and Lory Patrick
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Definitely one of the most fun surf movies of the 60's
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this film after I found it in a video store. This is the one of the first and I would say one of the best (other than Beach Blanket Bingo) of the surf movies of the 60's. Bobby Vinton, Patricia Morrow and Jackie DeShannon are on their way to a fun weekend beach vacation, where they meet the whole gang. The other teens can't act (or sing, or dance) but they all look great in bathing suits and there's buff guys and gorgeous girls for everybody to enjoy, especially Patricia Morrow.

As we all know, these kinds of movies are not dealing with reality...but it's fast and campy (if you see a good print like I did),very campy, but some of the acting just isn't there. The songs are actually one of the highlights of this film and the dialog is (I assume) purposely laughable.

The music is what really attracted me to this picture. My favorite groups were The Routers and The Astronauts. The Routers played, "Crack Up" featuring the prolific composer and film producer, Michael Z. Gordon. Gordon also produced, "Let's Go" by the Routers and wrote and produced, "Sufer's Stomp" and "Out Of Limits by the Marketts. The Marketts soundtrack album was one of the best surfing albums which I still play to this day.

Most of this film was relegated to chasing beautiful girls around in their bathing suits. Still it was a lot of fun!

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