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Director:
Writers:
William Asher (written by) and
Leo Townsend (written by)
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Release Date:
14 April 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Any number can play...but it's better with just two! See more »
Plot:
In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
The Gang At The Beach See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Frankie Avalon ... Frankie

Annette Funicello ... Dee Dee

Deborah Walley ... Bonnie Graham

Harvey Lembeck ... Eric Von Zipper
John Ashley ... Steve Gordon
Jody McCrea ... Bonehead

Donna Loren ... Donna

Marta Kristen ... Lorelei

Linda Evans ... Sugar Kane

Timothy Carey ... South Dakota Slim

Don Rickles ... Big Drop

Paul Lynde ... Bullets
Donna Michelle ... Animal
Michael Nader ... Butch (as Mike Nader)
Patti Chandler ... Patti
The Hondells ... Themselves

Buster Keaton ... Buster
Earl Wilson ... Earl Wilson

Bobbie Shaw Chance ... Bobbi (as Bobbi Shaw)
Andy Romano ... Rat Pack
Allen Fife ... Rat Pack

Jerry Brutsche ... Rat Pack
John Macchia ... Rat Pack
Bob Harvey ... Rat Pack
Alberta Nelson ... Rat Pack
Myrna Ross ... Rat Pack
Ed Garner ... Beach Boy
Guy Hemric ... Beach Boy
Duane Ament ... Beach Boy
Ray Atkinson ... Beach Boy
Mickey Dora ... Beach Boy
Ned Wynn ... Beach Boy
Frank Alesia ... Beach Boy
Phil Henderson ... Beach Boy
Johnny Fain ... Beach Boy
Ronnie Dayton ... Beach Boy
Linda Benson ... Beach Girl
Mary Sturdevant ... Beach Girl

Mary Hughes ... Beach Girl
Judy Lescher ... Beach Girl
Salli Sachse ... Beach Girl
Pat Bryton ... Beach Girl
Linda Merrill ... Beach Girl
Pam Colbert ... Beach Girl
Luree Holmes ... Beach Girl
Dessica Giles ... Beach Girl
Laura Nicholson ... Beach Girl
Stephanie Nader ... Beach Girl

Linda Bent ... Beach Girl
Jo Ann Zerfas ... Beach Girl
Chris Cranston ... Beach Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Jon Carlson ... Beach Boy (uncredited)
Darlene Lucht ... Beach Girl (uncredited)
Jackie Ward ... Sugar Kane (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Asher 
 
Writing credits
William Asher (written by) and
Leo Townsend (written by)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Anthony Carras .... co-producer
James H. Nicholson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fred R. Feitshans Jr.  (as Fred Feitshans)
Eve Newman 
 
Art Direction by
Howard Campbell 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Corso 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (as Bob Dawn)
Eve Newing .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Jack Bohrer .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dale Hutchinson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... properties (as Karl R. Brainard)
Ross Hahn .... construction coordinator
Richard M. Rubin .... properties
 
Sound Department
James M. Falkinburg .... sound editor (as James Nelson)
Robert Post .... sound (as Bob Post)
 
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
Joe Zomar .... special effects
 
Stunts
Linda Benson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ronnie Dayton .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Dora .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Fain .... stunts (uncredited)
David Nuuhiwa .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Beckett .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Corso .... costumer
 
Music Department
The Blossoms .... backing vocals
Milton Lustig .... music editor
Al Simms .... musical supervisor
Jackie Ward .... singing voice: Linda Evans
Jerry Styner .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Jack Baker .... choreographer
Jack W. Cash .... production assistant (as Jack Cash)
George Dockstader .... motorcycle coordinator
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Phil Sauers .... surfing coordinator
 

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98 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Lorelei's tail was made of fiberglass and latex. During Lorelei's close-ups, Marta Kristen would wear a costume belt to allow her to use her legs for swimming whenever her character is only seen waist up.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In almost all close-ups with characters in water (particularly in the scenes between Bonehead and Lorelei) the water is obviously blue chlorinated pool water.See more »
Quotes:
Eric Von Zipper:Eric Von Zipper adores you. And when Eric Von Zipper adores somebody, they stay adored.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in That Thing You Do! (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Think You ThinkSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Gang At The Beach, 25 January 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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