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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:
Quintessential Beach 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
Jerry Furlow .... designer: men's sportswear
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Phil Sauers .... surfing coordinator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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:
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 »
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:
Sugar Kane:It's a people bite!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
He's My New LoveSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Quintessential Beach, 31 May 2001
Author: Matthew Ignoffo (mermatt@webtv.net) from Eatontown, NJ, USA

I must agree with others who say this is not only the ultimate beach flick but also the essential 1960s teen-scene movie.

Even though the plot is nitwit (intentionally, after all), the cast is wonderfully silly. And what a cast it is: Frankie and Annette establish that this is a genuine teen-beach romp, Harvey Lembeck is a riot as the Marlon Brando wannabe who worships Marlo Branden, Don Rickles and Paul Lynde provide two different forms of wicked insult humor, Buster Keaton gives us his unique dead-pan slapstick, and we even have a pretty little wet mermaid for Bonehead (definitely Freudian).

Musical numbers, faked surfing and parachuting shots, sand, salty air -- it's a true treasure of a seemingly "innocent" time gone by even though the film was made after America lost its innocence and was getting wrapped up in what would become the Viet Nam disaster. But forget all that. Take a trip into the never-never land of the beach and get yourself a good tan, moondoggie!

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