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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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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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The jet action surf-set hits the beaches and captures a love-load of bikini beauties! See more »

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In 1966, Paramount Pictures distributed this film on a double bill with Young Fury (1965) starring Rory Calhoun and Virginia Mayo. 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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We Want To Marry a Beatle
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Not much different from any other beach picture.
21 September 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

American International Pictures wasn't the only studio that tried to cash in on the short-lived "beach movie" semi-craze. To this film's credit it does not exactly follow the formula of AIP's pictures. But the result isn't much different--or much better.

It's ironic that the plot revolves around the (completely absent) Beatles, since that group and the others in the "British invasion" of 1964 pretty much killed off the scene depicted in this movie. Practically before it got rolling the beach movie was old hat and dead as a genre.

This may be the only beach movie to actually feature the Beach Boys, whose musical influence permeates all of the films of this type. The title song is not one of their better numbers but it does reflect their sound at a time when Brian Wilson was in complete creative control. More effective are Wilson's ballad "The Lonely Sea" and "Little Honda." During the latter song's performance it's amusing to watch Dennis Wilson, the noted hedonist, who is mightily distracted by the nearby dancing girls. As far as the other musical names in the film go, I never much cared for Lesley Gore and the Crickets without Buddy Holly are just...the Crickets.


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