6.2/10
929
15 user 5 critic

Don't Make Waves (1967)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 September 1967 (Finland)
New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), ... See full summary »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Rat Race (1960)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tender romantic comedy about an aspiring musician who arrives in New York in search of fame & fortune. He soon meets a taxi dancer, moves in with her, and before too long a romance develops.

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Jack Oakie
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Panama
Stars: Tony Curtis, Virna Lisi, George C. Scott
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A friend visits his philandering friend just as that man's scheme of being secretly simultaneously engaged to three flight attendants goes awry.

Director: John Rich
Stars: Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis, Dany Saval
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Tony Curtis, Phil Silvers, Suzanne Pleshette
Houdini (1953)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1944, an Army doctor is in charge of a neuropsychiatric ward at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona and he must deal with a variety of tough cases.

Director: David Miller
Stars: Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson
Comedy | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone
12 + 1 (1969)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mario, a young philanderer, receives 13 antique chairs in a bad state by inheritance and decides to sell off them to get some money. Afterwards he gets to know that one of them contains ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicolas Gessner, Luciano Lucignani
Stars: Sharon Tate, Vittorio Gassman, Orson Welles
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on a true story, a bright young man who hasn't the patience for the normal way of advancement finds that people rarely question you if your papers are in order. He becomes a marine, a... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Tony Curtis, Karl Malden, Edmond O'Brien
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Carlo Cofield
...
Laura Califatti
...
Rod Prescott
...
Diane Prescott
...
Malibu
David Draper ...
Harry Hollard
...
Sam Lingonberry
...
Electrician
...
Millie Gunder
Chester Yorton ...
Ted Gunder
...
Monster
Marc London ...
Fred Barker
Douglas Henderson ...
Henderson
Sarah Selby ...
Ethyl
...
Seamstress
Edit

Storyline

New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), bodybuilders, acrobats, motorcycle chicken races, a nut fishing in the shallows . . . and Sharon Tate as a skydiver named Malibu who gives Curtis the rapture of artificial respiration when he is conked on the head by a flying surfboard. This is the '60s American Dream: youth and beauty and money and sex in Southern California. Go west, all men. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When you've got it made "don't make waves" - make love See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 1967 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

No hagan olas  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Roman Polanski wrote that his wife Sharon Tate's salary on this film was $750 per week. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film when Claudia Cardinale invites Tony over to her apt, he is seen sitting in a chair on her porch clearly holding an unlit cigar. The camera cuts away to Claudia inside the apt who then comes out onto the porch -there is no cigar in Tony's hand. Claudia is holding a cigar box which she offers to Tony - he then picks out a cigar. See more »

Quotes

Carlo Cofield: Look, all great salesmen are nothing more than just a uh - a collection of personality defects: the uh morality of a sieve, the... charm of a schizophrenic, the sensitivity of a rhino, and the uh - the scruples of a blackmailer.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 4 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Make Waves
Written by Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman
Performed by The Byrds
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don't Make Waves (1967)
10 February 2016 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

The director of this movie is Alexander Mackendrick and this was his last picture. In this film he employs Tony Curtis in his usual but eventful role within a sex comedy of the sixties in America. Alexander Mackendrick and Tony Curtis have worked before in the brilliant "Sweet Smell Of Success" (1957). In that 1957 film, along with the acting talent of Burt Lancaster and the co-writing skills of Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman, we were all graced with a unique and bold film that shed light into the brutal business world of any kind.

In this 1967 film, apart from Tony Curtis, there are many other stars who have enough star power and present in particular well- crafted characters for the film to take off. Unfortunately, the film did not manage to do so at the box-office. The film was based on the novel Muscle Beach by Ira Wallach and was a an effort to present a usual sex comedy, a type that was very popular in America during the mid sixties, through a unpretentious way of satirizing the morals and ethics of America. The film did not try to take a stab at the muscle beach culture, instead it tried to pose the sallowness and empty vanity of the other part of Californian America that proves to be more pitiful when compared to the easy target of body building oriented people.

We see those cliché attacks towards body builders, vanity-oriented women and corporate suits through our main character and we are enjoying his own personal need to manipulate his surroundings and reach his main goal which is nothing more than a carnal realization of a sex fantasy. That sex fantasy is all well understood because it is based on the stunning looks of Sharon Tate, one of the most beautiful women that graced the film industry. Tony Curtis manages to make us follow him through his devious efforts and we all want to see him succeed. Without even knowing, we all project our inner vanity in his character and we root for him. Tony Curtis builds an empty world that crumbles mostly inside of him. We witness this crumbling in its most manifested way where the unexamined course towards the American dream (california style) is bound to face the mudslides that always hide around the corner of a swallow way of living.

Overall, even though most people did not appreciate this unusual and subtle satire, this picture stands as a pleasurable experience for people who wish to see a beach sex comedy movie that takes an inward stand against empty and self gratifying meanings of life.

www.cinemathessa.blogspot.com


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?