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Catalina Caper (1967)

A group of swingin' teens take time out from having fun in the sun to try to foil a group of crooks searching for a stolen scroll.

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Don Pringle
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Arthur Duval
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Tad Duval
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Fingers O'Toole
Ulla Strömstedt ...
Katrina Corelli (as Ulla Stromstedt)
Jim Begg ...
Larry
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Anne Duval
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Angelo
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Bob Draper (as Mike Blodgett)
Bonnie Lomann ...
Redhead
Britt Nilsson ...
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Donna Russell ...
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James Almanzar ...
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Lee Deane ...
Dino Lakopolous
Venita Wolf ...
Tina Moss
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A beach movie. A scroll is stolen from an art gallery and taken to Catalina Island, where the thieves plan to use it to swindle Lakopolous, a Greek art collector. They plan to show him the real scroll, then deliver a fake. Lakopolous, however, turns out not to be rock-stupid, and tries to steal the scroll himself. Meanwhile, the thieves' son figures out what his folks are up to and cooks up an improbable scheme that will allow him to steal the scroll back and return it. During this, the whole troupe are under surveillance from a mysterious guy who keeps pulling prat falls. All of which is *completely incidental* to the story of the love interest between Don and Katrina, the blonde guy who always has women flocking to him for no perceptible reason, and the "spontaneous" music and dance numbers. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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The Cascades perform an early song written by Ray Davies, of The Kinks. See more »

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The lead singer at the yacht party lip-synchs the wrong verse during "Book of Love", which causes her to make a surprised face and then begin to laugh. See more »

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Don: I've never seen so many trying to cover so much with so little.
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There's a New World
Music & lyrics by Ray Davies
Performed by The Cascades
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What the hell happened with the plot?
5 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For starters, I usually don't watch Tommy Kirk movies. Most of us who have seen this piece of celluloid dung saw it on MST3K. When Volume 1 came out and included the films without the running commentary, I decided to see how bad some of these things actually are. My God what a fool I was.

The "plot" here is that some thieves decided to pull a bait and switch using a stolen scroll on some rich guy. The scroll gets lost due to incompetence while they're showing the goods to the rich guy's lackey. This could be a poor plot (not good, but would suffice to make a B movie) except for the fact that they decided to throw in a bunch of kids who get mixed up in the whole thing. Between the lousy music (Little Richard did OK, but the others were terrible), dancing, scuba footage, and attempts to develop love interests there should be something holding this together besides bad jokes and a loose caper "plot." On top of all of this, the "talent" seemed to not really care what was going on, so the results are predictably crappy.

For God's sake, don't watch without MST3K.


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