Beach party escapade features a bookworm with glasses who learns to "groove", as she attempts to sing "Ready to Groove."

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Beach party escapade features a bookworm with glasses who learns to "groove", as she attempts to sing "Ready to Groove." Written by alfiehitchie

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Spread Out the Beach Towels...Grab Your Gals...it's gonna be A SWINGIN' SUMMER! See more »


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The mob of dancing teens marching down to the boat dock just prior to the big boat chase are seen carrying a number of Tiki torches, almost as if they are marching on Doctor Frankenstein's castle. However, the scenes surrounding the boat chase were all filmed in full daylight. See more »

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I'm Ready to Groove
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Promotion for Lake Arrowhead
20 April 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The threadbare plot of A Swinging Summer is just an excuse to have some of the rock and roll performers of 1965 come up and strut their stuff and use the film to sell some records. It's also quite the promotional film for the resorts at Lake Arrowhead which I'm guessing was losing a bit of its crowd to the California beaches.

William Wellman, Jr., James Stacy, and Quinn O'Hara after having some summer jobs shut down on them have this idea to promote their own rock and roll shows and make money for college tuition. After being told by Allan Jones that they have to come up with a big bond type guarantee Quinn O'Hara goes behind Wellman's back and says her rich dad will cough up the dough, but don't tell Wellman as he's quite the alpha male. Upon this lay all the romantic complications for Wellman and O'Hara and the rest of the film.

Which is just an excuse to see The Righteous Brothers, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Donnie Brooks and a few others long forgotten. At least this film is a record of sorts for them.

Who knows what enticed Allan Jones to do two brief scenes at the beginning of the film. But I wish they could have worked a song in for him as he's far more my taste.

But early Sixties music fans should love A Swinging Summer.


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