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Ski Party -- Rival groups--one rich and serious, the other party animals--do battle in this comedy set at a mountain resort's ski school. In HD.


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Release Date:
30 June 1965 (USA) See more »
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On a college ski weekend, Todd and Craig pretend to be Jane and Nora, a pair of English girls. Their reasons... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Frankie Avalon ... Todd Armstrong

Dwayne Hickman ... Craig Gamble

Deborah Walley ... Linda Hughes

Yvonne Craig ... Barbara Norris
Robert Q. Lewis ... Mr. Pevney

Bobbie Shaw Chance ... Nita Elksberg (as Bobbi Shaw)
Aron Kincaid ... Freddie Carter
The Hondells ... Themselves
Steven Rogers ... Gene (as Steve Rogers)
Patti Chandler ... Janet

Michael Nader ... Bobby (as Mike Nader)
Salli Sachse ... Indian
John Boyer ... John
Mikki Jamison ... Mikki
Mickey Dora ... Mickey

Mary Hughes ... Mary
Bill Sampson ... Arthur
Luree Holmes ... Luree

James Brown ... Himself (as James Brown and The Famous Flames)

Lesley Gore ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jo Collins ... Jo (uncredited)
Semi Engl ... Ski Instructor (uncredited)

June Foray ... Italian Actress / Miss Sally (voice) (uncredited)

Annette Funicello ... Prof. Sonya Roberts (uncredited)
Ed Garner ... Skier (uncredited)

Marvin Hamlisch ... (uncredited)

Dick Miller ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Nan Morris ... Blonde bombshell (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Skier (uncredited)
Astrid Schultz ... Astrid (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Rafkin 
Writing credits
Robert Kaufman (written by)

Produced by
Gene Corman .... producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
James H. Nicholson .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Gary Usher 
Cinematography by
Arthur E. Arling 
Film Editing by
Morton Tubor 
Art Direction by
Howard Campbell 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson  (as George Nelson)
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Ray Forman .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jack Bohrer .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dale Hutchinson .... assistant director
Art Department
Ted Cooper .... property master
Ross Hahn .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Robert Post .... sound (as Bob Post)
Tom Stevens .... sound editor
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Ronnie Dayton .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John M. Stephens .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bruno .... costume supervisor
Music Department
Ed. Norton .... music editor (as Edwin Norton)
Al Simms .... music supervisor
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
John Dutton .... script supervisor
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Christopher Riordan .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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90 min
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Did You Know?

Frequently referred to as an entry in the "Beach Party" movie series, lead actor Frankie Avalon, producing studio American-International, and a similar style plot targeting the same young target audience are all that this film has in common with the others. Avalon's character has a completely different name (Todd Armstrong instead of Frankie with no last name, not even in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), which had the character serving in the military), working against the connection. Series leading lady Annette Funicello does have an uncredited cameo, but clearly not in her regular role of Dolores/Dee Dee.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: About 30 minutes into the movie, when they are on the ski lift, the shadow of the cameraman is visible on the ground below them.See more »
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We'll Never Change ThemSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Come Like It's Hot, 11 April 2008
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Oddly witless, and ultimately wretched attempt to transfer American International's successful "Beach Party" franchise to the slopes. Despite the setting, there are plenty of swimsuit scenes. The most interesting story development is bosom buddies Dwayne Hickman (as Nora) and Frankie Avalon (as Jane) assuming "drag" roles, as a couple of mannish English women. The shtick might have worked if the duo were assumed to be transvestites, instead.

The highlight occurs near the beginning, when the great Lesley Gore performs her hit "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" on the bus; it's excellent, as a stand-alone video. The great James Brown performs "I Got You (I Feel Good)" later on; his dancing is exceptional, but the song is a re-production. Watch for one of the Famous Flames to pull an article of clothing out of the way, as Mr. Brown dances around. Annette Funicello has an amusing cameo, as a sex education instructor. The woman directly left of your screen, during Robert Q. Lewis' "I'm a Girl" scene, looks like Doris Day. Dick Miller drives a cab.

"We're pinned," declares Mr. Hickman after a date (off-screen) with hunky blond Aron Kincaid (as Freddie). "A pretty mean thing to do," indeed. The writers should have considered asking Ms. Gore for creative input on the resolution of that storyline.

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