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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 »
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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 movie that gave the whole series its name See more (34 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)

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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dell Comics put out a 12 cent comic book version of Beach Blanket Bingo in conjunction with the movie's release.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Bonehead:Lorelei, do you know about the Birds and the Bees?
Lorelei:No.
Bonehead:Well, I better get out of here or you're going to find out.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Beach Blanket Bango (1975)See more »
Soundtrack:
It Only Hurts When I CrySee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The movie that gave the whole series its name, 27 May 2007
Author: Skragg from United States

I've hesitated to make any comments about this one of the beach movies. It's like commenting on Citizen Kane or 2001 - too daunting. First of all, along with the COMPLETELY regular cast, it's one of the ones with Don Rickles. People have said that he just doesn't come across well in anything that's SCRIPTED for him, but that's far from completely true. Just watch for the little moment with him, after Frankie does his skydiving - it's a "classic" Don Rickles moment. And Paul Lynde could always be funny, with or without a script (most recently, fans of Roger the alien on "American Dad" are interested in him). One of his best lines is when Earl Wilson - who looks like the most straight-laced person in the world - wants to visit the surfers' hangout a second time. Lynde says, "Which girl is it, Earl?" And then there are Jody MacCrea (sp.) and Marta Kristen in the "Lorelei" subplot. Anyone who's seen brooding movies like "Night Tide" might like this mainly COMICAL mermaid story (not that it's the first or last one, of course). And of course, Timothy Carey as South Dakota Slim, who steals Sugar Kane from Erich Von Zipper, after Von Zipper went to the trouble of kidnapping her himself! Anyway, these are just SOME of the things going for it. The only thing missing from this beach movie is the cameo - I've always wondered why that is.

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