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Reno Carell (story)
Leigh Chapman (screenplay)
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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 »
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  (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

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Additional Details

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80 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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 »


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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Whatta sun-drenched bore!, 19 May 1999
Author: Joyela from Midwest, U.S.A.

Those user votes gotta be kiddin'! It was a few years back on an idle summer Saturday night that I caught this film on the USA Network cable channel. More happens in the tag line -- "Spread Out the Beach Towels...Grab Your's gonna be A SWINGIN' SUMMER!" -- than in the entire film! The most strenuous thing the characters do is lay out those beach towels, and then its just unimaginative bickering along with coupling and uncoupling and recoupling serving as the plot. The only thing worse than the dialogue are the gawky jerky movements exhibited by the actors during the various musical numbers -- that's dancing?!? Anyway, yeah, the Righteous Brothers drop in, but by far the kickiest part of the movie is when Raquel Welch jumps on stage shakin', twistin', turnin' -- it's practically a revelation! In any case, it's more than this dreadful film deserves.

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