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Writers:
William Asher (written by) and
Leo Townsend (written by)
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Release Date:
14 July 1965 (USA) See more »
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FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERTS... an interesting course in THE BIRDS... THE BEES and BIKINIS See more »
Plot:
Frankie, on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti, doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(12 articles)
User Reviews:
Weak entry, but some minor interest See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Annette Funicello ... Dee Dee

Dwayne Hickman ... Ricky

Brian Donlevy ... B.D. 'Big Deal' MacPherson

Harvey Lembeck ... Eric Von Zipper
Beverly Adams ... Cassandra
John Ashley ... Johnny
Jody McCrea ... Bonehead
Marianne Gaba ... Animal

Len Lesser ... North Dakota Pete

Irene Tsu ... Native Girl
Arthur Julian ... Dr. Melamed

Bobbie Shaw Chance ... Khola Koku (as Bobbi Shaw)

Buster Keaton ... Bwana
The Kingsmen ... Themselves
Alberta Nelson ... Puss
Andy Romano ... J.D.
John Macchia ... Rat Pack

Jerry Brutsche ... Rat Pack
Bob Harvey ... Rat Pack
Myrna Ross ... Rat Pack
Allen Fife ... Rat Pack (as Alan Fife)
Sig Frohlich ... Ad Man
Tom Quine ... Ad Man
Hollis Morrison ... Ad Man
Guy Hemric ... Ad Man
George Boyce ... Ad Man
Charlie Reed ... Ad Man
Patti Chandler ... Patti
Michael Nader ... Mike (as Mike Nader)
Salli Sachse ... Bookend #2
Luree Holmes ... Beach Girl

Marianne Gordon ... Chickie

Sheila MacRae ... Secretary (as Sheila Stephenson)
Rosemary Williams ... English Girl
Jo Collins ... Beach Girl

Mary Hughes ... Beach Girl
Ed Garner ... Beach Boy
Sue Hamilton ... Peanuts (as Sue Williams)
Tonia Van Deter ... Italian Girl
Uta Stone ... German Girl
Johnny Fain ... Beach Boy (as John Fain)
Mickey Dora ... Beach Boy
Bruce Baker ... Beach Boy
Ned Wynn ... Beach Boy
Kerry Berry ... Beach Boy
Rick Jones ... Beach Boy
Ray Atkinson ... Beach Boy
Ronnie Dayton ... Beach Boy (as Ron Dayton)

Linda Bent ... Bookend #1 (as Linda Opie Bent)
Stephanie Nader ... Beach Girl
Jeannine White ... Beach Girl
Janice Levinson ... Beach Girl
Toni Harper ... Barbarette
Michele Barton ... Manicurist

Victoria Carroll ... Shoeshine Girl (as Victoria Carrol)

Mickey Rooney ... Peachy Keane

Frankie Avalon ... Frankie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michele Carey ... Michele (uncredited)

Elizabeth Montgomery ... Bwana's Daughter, The Witches Witch (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Beach Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
William Asher 
 
Writing credits
William Asher (written by) and
Leo Townsend (written by)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Anthony Carras .... co-producer
James H. Nicholson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fred R. Feitshans Jr.  (as Fred Feitshans)
Eve Newman 
 
Art Direction by
Howard Campbell 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson  (as George Nelson)
 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Ray Forman .... hair stylist (as Ray Foreman)
 
Production Management
Jack Bohrer .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dale Hutchinson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... properties (as Karl R. Brainard)
Ross Hahn .... construction coordinator
Richard M. Rubin .... properties
 
Sound Department
Gene Corso .... sound editor
James M. Falkinburg .... sound editor (as James Nelson)
Don Rush .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Bill Ferrier .... special effects
Roger George .... special effects
 
Stunts
Ronnie Dayton .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Dora .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Ekins .... motorcycle stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Fain .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Beckett .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Jack Kinney .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bruno .... costume supervisor
Laurie Riley .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Milton Lustig .... music editor
Al Simms .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Jack Baker .... choreographer
Jack W. Cash .... production assistant (as Jack Cash)
Art Clokey .... title designer: main titles
George Dockstader .... motorcycle coordinator
Christopher Riordan .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Phil Sauers .... surfing coordinator (uncredited)
 

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93 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Film debut of Sue Hamilton.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the race scene, Harvey Lembeck is riding motorcycle #13 when he wipes out in the grease he's riding #21 and then a few seconds later he's back on #13.See more »
Quotes:
Peachy Keane:Well, dear, we'll put this on the train to Atlanta and see if it whistles Dixie!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Pit and the Pendulum (1961)See more »
Soundtrack:
Madison AvenueSee more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Weak entry, but some minor interest, 9 November 2000
Author: SGriffin-6 (spgriffi@mail.smu.edu) from Dallas, Texas

This was the last of American-International's beach musicals that starred Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello (although they'd try to continue for a few films without these two). Frankie and Annette are barely together even in the film--Frankie is more of a cameo than a major character in the plot.

Intriguingly, this musical is filled with "book numbers"--where the characters sing when they should be talking. Usually, the beach party movies just had people asking Frankie or Annette to sing at a party or at a nightclub. So, that's a change. The problem is that the songs aren't anything to write home about.

Further, the film betrays why the beach movies were losing their popularity: the surfing fad was being supplanted by a renewed interest in motorcycle culture. Only a year or two later, American-International would be making films like "The Wild Angels." This is a problem for a series where the stock antagonist, Eric Von Zipper, is a parody of Marlon Brando's biker hood in "The Wild One" (1954). The film shows a renewed interest in cycles--Annette's romantic interest, Harvey Lembeck, is an avid motorcyclist. The film tries to deal with this by transforming Von Zipper from a biker into the stereotypical 60s junior executive (a la "How to Succeed in Business"). But, you can see the structure starting to fall apart here.

There are fun moments though--particularly the opening credits (clay animation done by Art Cloakey, the creator of Gumby), and the wacky motorcycle race at the end of the film. Lastly, there's a fun cameo at the very end of the film by producer William Asher's wife...

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