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Catalina Caper (1967)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Pringle
Del Moore ...
Arthur Duval
Peter Duryea ...
Tad Duval
Fingers O'Toole
Ulla Strömstedt ...
Katrina Corelli (as Ulla Stromstedt)
Jim Begg ...
Sue Casey ...
Anne Duval
Michael Blodgett ...
Bob Draper (as Mike Blodgett)
Bonnie Lomann ...
Britt Nilsson ...
Donna Russell ...
James Almanzar ...
Lee Deane ...
Dino Lakopolous
Venita Wolf ...
Tina Moss


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 <>

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December 1967 (USA)  »

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The band playing on the yacht later in the film is obviously miming as the drummer is playing nothing even remotely similar to what is being heard. See more »


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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I wanted to push them all into a bonfire.
26 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Catalina Caper is relatively painful. The plot, if you can call it that, involves a group of kids hanging around the beach for some summer fun. A piece of artwork (aka "the scroll") is stolen by this guy who looks like Drew Carey for his boss Duval, who talks like Al Capone. He tries to keep said scroll from this other crime boss Lakapolous. The kids get involved in the case, so that's where all the exciting action takes place. Don Pringle is the main hero of the story. He spends most of his time chasing after this weird dark haired girl. Oh and then there's this other guy in a suit running around trying to expose Duval and he gets into all these slapstick situations that are really, really dumb.

In between the little tidbits of story, you get little music breaks. This includes an appearance by Little Richard! You also get to see some...guys sitting around singing and then this other chick singing a song called "Book of Love". Yeah...not much else to say about that. Not only to you get to hear their great songs, you get to watch all the kids dance too! The way they move looks really painful at times. Makes you just want to jump right into the movie and dislocate a hip with them! They danced like fools in the 60's. Mindless zombie beach goers.

This movie is best viewed in the MST3K version, lots of great jokes there. Joel & the 'bots do a beautiful job of tearing this one apart. See it for a lot of good laughs. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a rockin' scuba party to get to. I feel a dance number comin' on!

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