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The Girls on the Beach (1965)

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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Selma
Martin West ...
Duke
Linda Marshall ...
Cynthia
Steven Rogers ...
Brian
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Arlene (as Anna Capri)
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Wayne
Nancy Spry ...
Betty
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Mrs. Winters
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Bonnie
Mary Mitchel ...
Emily
Gail Gilmore ...
Georgia (as Gale Gerber)
Peter Brooks ...
Stu Rankin
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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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Nine Swinging Song Hits! See more »

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12 May 1965 (USA)  »

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Summer of '64  »

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Trivia

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

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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Connections

References The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #17.19 (1964) See more »

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The Girls on the Beach
(uncredited)
Written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson
Sung by The Beach Boys
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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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