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Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

Approved | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 6 November 1965 (USA)
Dr. Goldfoot has invented an army of bikini-clad robots who are programmed to seek out wealthy men and charm them into signing over their assets. Craig Gamble and Todd Armstrong set out to foil the fiendish plot.

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Dr. Goldfoot plans on taking over the world with his beautiful female robots, who seduce rich and powerful men. Robot #11/Diane is sent after millionaire Todd Armstrong. Secret agent Craig Gamble tries to stop the plot but ends up in the torture chamber with Armstrong. The parody of "The Pit and the Pendulium" is the highlight of the film which also includes bits by Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck and Deborah Walley. Written by alfiehitchie

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

First of two theatrical "Dr. Goldfoot" movies. The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot (1965) was a made-for-TV special to promote this movie, using musical sequences edited out of this film. The second "Dr. Goldfoot" film was Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966) ["Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs"], made a year after this one. See more »

Goofs

One gag scene has Uncle Donald repeatedly banging his head on a low-hanging metal lampshade suspended directly over his desk. But at the end of that scene in a longer shot, the lampshade has suddenly disappeared, nor is it seen later, in a subsequent scene that takes place in his office. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Goldfoot: Chop-chop!
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Crazy Credits

The Producers extend special thanks to the following performers for Guest Appearances: Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck, Aron Kincaid. Soon to be seen in.... "The Girl In The Glass Bikini" See more »

Connections

Featured in Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bikini Machine
Words and Music by by Guy Hemric & Jerry Styner
Performed by The Supremes
Through the courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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Who's been hiding this campy classic?
5 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My teenage son and I have been catching up on Vincent Price films thanks to cable TV. Most have been those cheesy Poe horror flicks from the 60s, but this one was something out of the ordinary! My son and I laughed all the way through, and at the end he declared, "This is probably the worst movie I've ever seen in my life!" This film gives Vincent Price a chance to spoof his own persona and he does it with relish. His comic timing is great, although his sidekick Jack Mullaney is disappointingly unfunny and un-Igorish. (If you want to see Mullaney in his creepy mode, find the BELFRY episode from the first season of Alfred Hitchcock.) Avalon and Hickman turn in their usual likable performances, and Susan Hart impresses with her varied accents and comic mugging.

The Supremes sing a horrible title song slightly off-pitch, and that theme dominates Les Baxter's jolly score. Various other beach party favorites make cameo appearances (and advertise a movie...THE GIRL IN THE GLASS BIKINI...which was never released). San Francisco looks great, with all the usual hillside chase clichés. The plot is so thin (actually full of holes) that it hardly bears thinking about.

It was also refreshing to be reminded that the standards for female beauty used to be more substantial than in our anorexic age.

The opening animated titles and the closing blackout dance sequence are also worth mentioning. All in all, a pleasant way to spend 90 minutes, if you miss the goofiness of the 1960s.


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