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12 April 1967 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Roddy McDowall ... Tony Krum

Debbie Watson ... Hallie Rogers

Gil Peterson ... Cliff Donner

Phil Harris ... MacElwaine
Robert Coote ... Stanley Krum

Nita Talbot ... Dee Dee Howitzer

George Furth ... Howie
Mrs. Miller ... Herself
Jim Begg ... Charlie Forbes
James Millhollin ... Henry - Hotel Manager
Phil Arnold ... Stage Manager
Melanie Alexander ... Sandy
The Bantams ... Themselves

Glen Campbell ... Patrick
The Leaves ... Themselves
T.J. and The Fourmations ... Themselves (as T.J. and The Fourmations)
The Forté Four ... Themselves

Chris Gilmore ... Minor Role (as Annette Ferra)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Anthony ... Musician (uncredited)
Bill Blackburn ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ernie Earnshaw ... Musician (uncredited)

Teri Garr ... One of Hallie's Friends (uncredited)

Angelique Pettyjohn ... Secretary (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Student (uncredited)
John Case Schaeffer II ... Musician (uncredited)
Michael St. Angel ... George - Studio Technician (uncredited)
Guy Watson ... Musician (uncredited)

Directed by
Gene Nelson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joyce Geller  screenplay
Joyce Geller  story
Robert Kaufman  adaptation
Gene Nelson  adaptation

Produced by
William Conrad .... executive producer
Jimmy Lydon .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Ernie Freeman 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby  (as Floyd D. Crosby)
Film Editing by
James T. Heckert  (as James Heckert)
Art Direction by
LeRoy Deane 
Set Decoration by
Ralph S. Hurst 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
Dorothy Parkinson .... body makeup (uncredited)
Production Management
Russell Llewellyn .... unit manager (as J. Russell Llewellyn)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gil Kissel .... assistant director
Art Department
Archie Neel .... prop master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Everett A. Hughes .... sound (as Everett Hughes)
Dan Wallin .... sound
Ora Hudson .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth B. Taylor .... key grip (uncredited)
Music Department
Lee Hazlewood .... music supervisor
Lee Hazlewood .... original songs
Billy Strange .... music arranger
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Other crew
Julie Gibson .... dialogue supervisor
Toni Basil .... choreographer (uncredited)

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95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This was the last feature for Director of Photography Floyd Crosby, father of musician and singer David Crosby.See more »
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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A true undiscovered gem!, 9 July 2000
Author: victrader from No Ho

This is a great movie - yes it is a bad movie, but it is great. A stellar cast, a great score and wonderful location shots all over Los Angeles and Palm Springs, circa 1966. Any movie that boasts a musical dance number in the Palm Springs Tramway can't be all bad.

The cast: Debbie Watson and Gil Peterson are perfect. Don't know where they came from, except that Debbie had her own TV series briefly, "Karen". And Gil has a great bod! Roddy McDowell - great as always. Phil Harris is wonderful. Nita Talbot all but steals the show as Roddy's Girl Friday. I mean, this woman is fierce! She shamelessly tries to steal every scene she is in - and does too. She should have been used much more in films. And you even get Terri Garr as one of the dancers. And I didn't even mention Mrs. Miller. This must be her only big screen appearance, so that alone is worth the price of admission.

The plot is a little hackneyed, but who cares. The original songs by Lee Hazelwood are fantastic. Hey, both Frank and Nancy covered "This Town" on their albums. As a spoof of the Hullaballo-type dance programs of the era as well as Roddys apeing of Phil Spector - this movie does try to say something. But that is not what it is about - it is just plain fun!!!

If you get the chance to watch this movie-just relax and enjoy-don't have to think hard here-just good clean fun! As you can see I LOVE THIS MOVIE.

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