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Release Date:
15 September 1967 (Finland) See more »
Turn on! Stay loose! Make out! See more »
New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Claudia Cardinale: 'I don't want to stop'
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Not a sex farce, not a cerebral beach what is it?? See more (15 total) »


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Tony Curtis ... Carlo Cofield

Claudia Cardinale ... Laura Califatti

Robert Webber ... Rod Prescott

Joanna Barnes ... Diane Prescott

Sharon Tate ... Malibu
David Draper ... Harry Hollard

Mort Sahl ... Sam Lingonberry

Dub Taylor ... Electrician

Ann Elder ... Millie Gunder
Chester Yorton ... Ted Gunder

Reg Lewis ... Monster
Marc London ... Fred Barker
Douglas Henderson ... Henderson
Sarah Selby ... Ethyl

Mary Grace Canfield ... Seamstress
Julie Payne ... Helen
Hollie Haze ... Myrna (as Holly Haze)

Edgar Bergen ... Madame Lavinia
Paul Barselou ... Pilot (as Paul Barselow)
George Tyne ... Newspaperman

David Fresco ... Newspaperman
Gilbert Green ... Newspaperman (as Gil Green)
Eduardo Tirella ... Decorator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paula Angelos ... Waitress (uncredited)
Henny Backus ... Herself (uncredited)

Jim Backus ... Himself (uncredited)
Sharon Barker ... Gymnast (uncredited)
Alvenia Bentley ... Dancer (uncredited)
Mel Berger ... Reporter (uncredited)
Richard Betts ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Robert Bolger ... Surfer (uncredited)
John Boyer ... Surfer (uncredited)
Norma Lee Browning ... Reporter (uncredited)
Neil Collins ... Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Condylis ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tom Curtis ... Reporter (uncredited)
Paula Dell ... Gymnast (uncredited)
Don DeMieri ... Sundowner (uncredited)
Anthony DeZago ... Sundowner (uncredited)
Michael Dougherty ... Sundowner (uncredited)
Johnny Fain ... Surfer (uncredited)
Carol Ferges ... Gymnast (uncredited)
Darryl Ferges ... Gymnast (uncredited)
Bunny Fuchs ... Surfer (uncredited)
Eddie Garrett ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Barney Glazer ... Reporter (uncredited)
Abe Greenberg ... Reporter (uncredited)
Charlie Hickman ... Reporter (uncredited)
Dolores Hoff ... Gymnast (uncredited)
Bob Hoffman ... Reporter (uncredited)

Bill Kennedy ... Reporter (uncredited)
Duant King ... Surfer (uncredited)
Haji LaMee ... Waitress (uncredited)

China Lee ... Waitress (uncredited)
Ellen London ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dorothy Manners ... Reporter (uncredited)

Michael Nader ... Surfer (uncredited)
William O'Hallaren ... Reporter (uncredited)
Marlene Pacheco ... Acrobat (uncredited)
Ed Placidi ... Sundowner (uncredited)
Anthony Redondo ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ann Reece ... Dancer (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Reporter (uncredited)
Vernon Scott ... Reporter (uncredited)
Sidney Skolsky ... Reporter (uncredited)
Mabel Smaney ... Woman Eating Burger (uncredited)
The Sundowners ... Rock Band at Poolside Party (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Reporter (uncredited)
Mike Townsend ... Surfer (uncredited)
Candy Ward ... Waitress (uncredited)
Louis Wolfe ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Mackendrick 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Kirgo 
Maurice Richlin 
Terry Southern  uncredited
Ira Wallach  novel "Muscle Beach"
Ira Wallach  screenplay

Produced by
Julian Bercovici .... associate producer
John Calley .... producer
Martin Ransohoff .... producer
Original Music by
Vic Mizzy 
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop 
Film Editing by
Rita Roland 
Thomas Stanford 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno 
George W. Davis 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Charles S. Thompson 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Production Management
Edward Woehler .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Beringer .... assistant director
Art Levinson .... dga trainee
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Bob Buquor .... skydiver (uncredited)
Lee Faulkner .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff King .... assistant camera (uncredited)
James V. King .... camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Vic Mizzy .... conductor
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Leigh Hunt .... sky diving sequence
Eduardo Tirella .... technical advisor

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97 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-8 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences)
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Sharon Tate actually jumped on the trampoline seen in the film.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Carlo Cofield:You know what I want? A box of twenty-five Monte Cristo panatellas. I want a king-size vibrator bed. I want a 35mm. Hasselblad, a Rolls-Royce convertible. I want driving gloves made from the underside of antelope ears. A bold men's cologne for the man who does something to women. A cashmere double-breasted jacket that's going to get me there first.
Laura Califatti:Get where?
Carlo Cofield:Doesn't matter. I want to be where the action is. I want to live a life of understated elegance.
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21 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Not a sex farce, not a cerebral beach what is it??, 4 November 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

A very flaky comedy, a perplexing mix of moods involving Southern California hustler Tony Curtis with an accident prone actress, her married lover, and an assortment of beach bums and bunnies. A curiously lackadaisical pace, an almost dream-like non-focus, and the blithe, throwaway performances don't especially give the proceedings an edge, but they do help the movie stand out from other films in this genre. But what genre is it exactly? It isn't a laugh-out loud comedy, it isn't a character study, it isn't brainless but neither is it particularly witty. Just an occasional big laugh, and it certainly looks good. Sharon Tate gets an "introducing" credit, just as she did on "Eye Of The Devil" released the year before. Her role as "Malibu" is utterly undemanding, but still it's nice to see her having fun. ** from ****

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