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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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14 April 1965 (USA)  »

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Ai que garotas!  »

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Trivia

Burton Gilliam's film debut. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eric Von Zipper: I am my ideal. But YOU are my idol.
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Spoofed in Beach Blanket Boner (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

These Are the Good Times
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Music and Arrangements by Jerry Styner
Lyrics by Guy Hemric
Sung by Frankie Avalon
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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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