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)
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Donna Russell ...
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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 nation's swinginest playground becomes the background for the most audacious crime of the century... with the ocean's floor as a hideaway! See more »


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December 1967 (USA)  »

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Never Steal Anything Wet  »

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Filmed in 1965. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Don: I've never seen so many trying to cover so much with so little.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) See more »

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Never Steal Anything Wet
Music & lyrics by Jerry Long
Performed by Mary Wells over the opening and end credits
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In praise of Robert Donner

This movie has very little going for it besides the performance of Tommy Kirk, the funny hat that chubby comedy-relief guy wears, and the cinematography of Ted V. Mikels. But it does has an ace up its sleeve - Robert Donner!

Yes, Robert Donner, that renowned character actor justly beloved for his roles as Yancey Tucker on "The Waltons" and Exidor on "Mork and Mindy". However, the movie's makers, apparently afraid that Mr. Donner, with his overwhelmingly dignified presence, would steal the show from the "stars", forced him to make a series of embarrassing and incredibly forced pratfalls. Oh, the ignominy of it all!


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