IMDb > A Swingin' Summer (1965)

A Swingin' Summer (1965) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
5.7/10   91 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 48% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Reno Carell (story)
Leigh Chapman (screenplay)
View company contact information for A Swingin' Summer on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
22 September 1966 (Mexico) See more »
They're Lovin', Laughin' and Livin' it up and for kicks playing "Chicken on Water Skis!" See more »
Beach party escapade features a bookworm with glasses who learns to "groove", as she attempts to sing "Ready to Groove." See more » | Add synopsis »
AMC Launches Bmc Online
 (From Dread Central. 9 April 2009, 12:45 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
"Does being loved frighten you?" .. "I'm not frightened--I'm panicked!" See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order)

James Stacy ... Mickey
William Wellman Jr. ... Rick

Quinn O'Hara ... Cindy

Martin West ... Turk

Mary Mitchel ... Shirley (as Mary Mitchell)

Raquel Welch ... Jeri

Allan Jones ... Mr. Johnson (as Alan Jones)
Lili Kardell ... Sandra
Reno Carell ... Mark
Buck Holland ... Lou (as Bucky Holland)
Glenn Stensel ... Les (as Glen Stensil)

Richard Benedict ... Tom

Michael Blodgett ... Beach bum (as Mike Blodgett)
Mauree Garett
Robert Porter
Gypsy Boots ... Himself
Diane Bond ... Girl in Pink Polka Dot Bikini
Robert Blair ... Tony
Bill Medley ... Himself (as The Righteous Brothers)

The Righteous Brothers ... Themselves

Donnie Brooks ... Himself
Bobby Hatfield ... Himself (as The Righteous Brothers)
The Rip Chords ... Themselves
Gary Lewis & The Playboys ... Themselves
Sherry Nix ... Swingin' Summer Girl
Darlene Hunter ... Swingin' Summer Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Arturi ... Himself (as Gary Lewis & The Playboys)
Len Barry ... Himself (as The Dovells)
Mike Dennis ... Himself (as The Dovells)
The Dovells ... Themselves
Gary Lewis ... Himself (as Gary Lewis & The Playboys)
Nick Rather ... Himself (as Gary Lewis & the Playboys)
Arnie Satin ... Himself (as The Dovells)
Phil Stewart ... Himself (as The Rip Chords)
Jerry Summers ... Himself (as The Dovells)
Roger Carroll ... Radio announcer (uncredited)

Lesley-Marie Colburn ... Girl (uncredited)
Kathee Francis ... Girl (uncredited)
Jody Miller ... (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Go-Go Boy (uncredited)
Irene Sale ... Girl (uncredited)
Diane Swanson ... Girl (uncredited)
Lori Williams ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Sparr 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Reno Carell  story
Leigh Chapman  screenplay
Robert Sparr  uncredited

Produced by
Reno Carell .... producer
Patrick Curtis .... associate producer
Larry Goldblatt .... executive producer
Kenneth Raphael .... executive producer
Original Music by
Harry Betts 
Cinematography by
Ray Fernstrom 
Film Editing by
William E. Lee 
Makeup Department
Dan Greenway .... makeup supervisor (as Danny Greenway)
Eve Newing .... hair stylist
Production Management
Jack Lacey .... production manager (as Jack C. Lacey)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rusty Meek .... assistant director
Sound Department
George C. Emick .... sound editor (as George Emick)
Earl Snyder .... recording supervisor
John Indrisano .... fight choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
George Dye .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Corso .... costumer
Editorial Department
James T. Heckert .... supervising editor
Music Department
Harry Betts .... conductor
Roger Carroll .... musical advisor
Mike Post .... music coordinator
Helen Sneddon .... music editor
Other crew
Michael Blodgett .... choreographer
Rita Michaels .... script supervisor
Larry Parker .... technical advisor

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
80 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Pennie the PooSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
"Does being loved frighten you?" .. "I'm not frightened--I'm panicked!", 29 May 2016
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Cheapjack fun-in-the-sun teen opus from United Screen Arts probably had worse acting, directing and cinematography than most television shows from the same era. Two guys and a gal from Los Angeles take a car trip up to Lake Arrowhead for summer jobs, but the plug has been pulled on the village's big music concert; the trio comes up with the cash to put on a show themselves (unwittingly taking money from the girl's wealthy father), featuring happening acts like Gary Lewis, the Rip Chords and the Righteous Brothers. James Stacy brings some low-keyed cool to the witless proceedings, but co-stars William Wellman Jr. and Quinn O'Hara act about as well as they dance (not a compliment). The main reason to see the film isn't the top-billed stars, anyway--that honor would go to Raquel Welch, who gets an "introducing" credit as a kissless sexpot in black-rimmed glasses who quotes Freud. Welch (whose future husband, Patrick Curtis, is listed as the associate producer) didn't possess the show-biz savvy at this point to transcend the third-rate material, but she makes the most of it, and even gets her own song. The music acts add some bounce, but the location is poorly photographed and the 'dramatic' macho one-upmanship seems to come out of nowhere. *1/2 from ****

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (10 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
From Here to Eternity Goodbye, Columbus Muscle Beach Party A Place in the Sun Body Heat
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits News articles
IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.