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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  14 April 1965 (USA)
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In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ... See full summary »

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In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei. Written by alfiehitchie

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Any number can play...but it's better with just two! See more »


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Nancy Sinatra was the original choice to play Sugar Kane. However, she backed out just before production was supposed to begin because a few months earlier her brother Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped and when she found out that part of the plot involved a kidnapping she decided to back out. Interestingly, it would have been her motion picture debut. See more »

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When Von Zipper falls through Sugar Kane's window, the rest of the bikers suddenly appear behind him in the next shot. See more »

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Frankie: [as the Rat Pack carry Von Zipper away] Tootie-too, Mouseketeers!
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Beach Blanket Bingo
(uncredited)
Music and Arrangements by Jerry Styner
Lyrics by Guy Hemric
Performed by Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and cast
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Best of the Beach
11 January 2000 | by (Olathe, Kansas) – See all my reviews

William Asher's Beach Blanket Bingo is probably the best, and certainly the most entertaining, of the AIP beach party movies. For once, the script is actually funny, not just stupid, and the presence of Buster Keaton, Timothy Carey and, of course, Harvey Lembeck as Von Zipper, adds a lot to the camp value and a very young Linda Evans adds her own exotic beauty.

Annette looks great, Frankie even seems to have a tan and the late, great, John Ashley adds to the fun.

This isn't Shakespeare, but the script is clever, and this probably has the best songs in the series, with the great Les Baxter actually having a hand in the songs and their arrangements in addition to his usual scoring duties.

By all means catch this one if you like the series, and if you aren't familiar with it, I would recommend starting here. You won't be bored!


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