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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 14 April 1965 (USA)
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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It's the game that separates the girls and the boys...into groups of two! See more »


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When Eric Von Zipper puts the snatch on Sugar Kane the movie on the television is Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957), also produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson and American International Pictures. See more »

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When Bonehead sees Lorelei on the beach with her legs, in the front view shots her hands are behind her back and in the back view shots her hands are down at her sides. See more »

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Eric Von Zipper: I come here to tell you that these beach bums is bums.
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Referenced in The Malibu Beach Vampires (1991) See more »

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He's My New Love
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Music and Arrangements by Jerry Styner
Lyrics by Guy Hemric
Performed by Linda Evans (dubbed by Jackie Ward)
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The Gang At The Beach
25 January 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The gang at the beach led by Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello get themselves innocently involved in a publicity stunt staged by Paul Lynde. Lynde hires Deborah Walley who is a professional skydiver to fall from the air and then has his client, singer Linda Evans in the same outfit be rescued by one of the beach kids. Which of course turns out to be Avalon.

The budding relationship between Evans and Avalon of course arouses the jealousy in Annette. Their pal Jody McCrea who plays Deadhead and as you can imagine not the sharpest knife in the drawer or riding the waves gets a romance with Mermaid Marta Kristen in this one.

Beach Blanket Bingo is not all that bad. Frankie Avalon was a teen idol who could actually sing as his career which is still going shows. The songs aren't bad for the type usually featured in these films.

But what makes Beach Blanket Bingo a treat is seeing such fine performers as Paul Lynde, Buster Keaton, Timothy Carey, and most of all Harvey Lembeck in his usual role of Erich Von Zipper leader of the most inept motorcycle gang around until John Quade took that title in Every Which Way But Loose. When Lembeck decides that Evans ought to be the gang pinup girl it's the beach kids versus the motorcycle crew.

And Frankie and Annette make a lovely couple once again.


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