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The Girls on the Beach (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  12 May 1965 (USA)
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The girls of Alpha Beta need to raise $10,000 in two weeks to save the sorority house. Among their schemes to raise the funds are a beauty contest, a newspaper puzzle, and a baking contest.... See full summary »

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Noreen Corcoran ...
Selma
Martin West ...
Duke
Linda Marshall ...
Cynthia
Steven Rogers ...
Brian
Ahna Capri ...
Arlene (as Anna Capri)
Aron Kincaid ...
Wayne
Nancy Spry ...
Betty
Sheila Bromley ...
Mrs. Winters
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Mary Mitchel ...
Emily
Gail Gilmore ...
Georgia (as Gale Gerber)
Peter Brooks ...
Stu Rankin
Lori Saunders ...
Patricia Johnson (as Linda Saunders)
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The girls of Alpha Beta need to raise $10,000 in two weeks to save the sorority house. Among their schemes to raise the funds are a beauty contest, a newspaper puzzle, and a baking contest. But when three guys hit the beach with love on their minds, bragging that they know the Beatles, the girls plan a concert with the Fab Four as the main attraction. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Lesley Gore says she filmed all her scenes very quickly--but unfortunately had unknowingly contracted Rubella (German measles) before arriving on the set. She later infected most of the crew members. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Wilson: [to the applause from the audience] Thanks gang. We'll be back in fifteen. Our next band coming out is a special treat for you. The Crickets.
First Waiter: [to another waiter] Crickets, Beatles, cockroaches. What's next?
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References The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #17.19 (1964) See more »

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Leave Me Alone
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Sung by Lesley Gore
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For oldies fans ONLY!
7 October 1999 | by (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I saw this one recently on AMC and all I can say is this: If you can wade through the insipid plot, even by Beach Movie standards, and worse acting, you'll actually get some pretty good performances by the Beach Boys, Leslie Gore, and the original Crickets, Buddy Holly's backup group. Alas, you have to put up with the one to get at the other. Musically, I give "Girls on the Beach" a 10, otherwise one half of one! It's hard to believe a major studio like Paramount could have gone the AIP route with this one.


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