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Slippery When Wet (1958)

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The Earl Miller of surf films begins his career.
4 August 2002 | by (Washington state) – See all my reviews

Bruce Brown, he of "The Endless Summer" fame, began his film career with this little gem. I've seen "The Endless Summer," and "On Any Sunday" many a time each, but only just saw this movie tonight.

It has an excellent jazz soundtrack by Bud Shank. "Jazz? For a surf film?" Well, yes. Keep in mind, this is 1958, and as Bruce himself acknowledged to TCM (Turner Classic Movies) host Robert Osborne, "The Beach Boys were still a couple of years away, and to surfers of the 1950's, jazz _was_ surf music."

A great historic look back at one of the great past-times of the last 50 years, this movie takes place primarily in Hawaii, and follows 5 Southern California surfers as they trek to Hawaii, looking for the classic Hawaiian surf.

A great reminisce of the 1950's, and with the entertaining, sometime goofy, narrative by Bruce Brown, this is a movie just about anyone will enjoy.

I give it a 9 out of a 10, if only because at times it appears a bit less polished than "The Endless Summer," but then again, not bad for a man never trained in movie making. Seek this one out!


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