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Release Date:
15 September 1967 (Finland) See more »
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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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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)
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)
Ann Reece ... Dancer (uncredited)
Vernon Scott ... Reporter (uncredited)
Sidney Skolsky ... Reporter (uncredited)
The Sundowners ... Rock Band at Poolside Party (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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Did You Know?

This was billed as Sharon Tate's film debut by producer Martin Ransohoff, who had he under contract. However, she had already appeared in several films, including an unbilled bit in Ransohoff's own The Americanization of Emily (1964) and in the 1966 British horror film Eye of the Devil (1967).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: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 »
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8 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
two beautiful women & the byrds, 20 August 2004
Author: theeht from ny, ny

This movie seems to have a lot going for it. The stunning photography of gorgeous Los Angeles; a charming theme song by The Byrds; two of the most beautiful women you could imagine , Sharon Tate and Claudia Cardinale; plus some funny folk in supporting roles. Strangely it misses. It just goes on and on with no laffs, and no particular purpose. Sharon , As in The wrecking Crew, proves she had great potential in comedy, and is so gorgeous you want to see more of her. So I would recommend this movie only for Sharon Tate fans. If you arent a fan, you will be disapointed as there is really nothing else here worthwhile. I waited to see the movie for a long time, and felt ripped off.

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