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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Bonnie
Mary Mitchel ...
Emily
Gail Gilmore ...
Georgia (as Gale Gerber)
Peter Brooks ...
Stu Rankin
Lori Saunders ...
Patricia Johnson (as Linda Saunders)
The Crickets ...
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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 »

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Duke: Selma, I... uh, got some bad news.
Selma: Oh no! You heard from the Beatles, and they're not coming.
Duke: Well, you're half right.
Selma: You haven't heard from the Beatles, and they are coming?
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La Bamba
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Sung by The Crickets
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Beach-Party clone is notable for being told from the female point-of-view.
2 February 1999 | by (Burlington, NJ) – See all my reviews

This inoffensive little film, made as a clone of AIP's beach-party films, is less affected than some entries in the official series and is notable for being told from the female's point of view for a change.

The plot is forgettable fluff, but the film features more beautiful actresses on one beach than AIP could ever muster. The cast includes several familiar faces from television, including a grown-up Noreen Corcoran (from "Bachelor Father") and Lori Saunders (here billed as Linda Saunders and soon bound for "Petticoat Junction").

Music fans are also in for a treat: the film features the most extensive Beach Boys performance in any feature film, as well as appearances by Lesley Gore and the post-Buddy Holly Crickets.


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