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Slippery When Wet (1958)

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Surfers Henry Ford, Freddy Pfhaler, Kemp Aaberg, Del Cannon, and Dick Thomas decide to leave California so they can embark on a dream trip to Hawaii. While in Hawaii the carefree quintet ... See full summary »

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Kemp Aaberg ...
Himself - Surfer
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Himself - Surfer
L.J. Richards ...
Himself - Surfer
Dale Velzy ...
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Dewey Weber ...
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Surfers Henry Ford, Freddy Pfhaler, Kemp Aaberg, Del Cannon, and Dick Thomas decide to leave California so they can embark on a dream trip to Hawaii. While in Hawaii the carefree quintet ride all kinds of waves at various top Hawaiian surfing spots and live together in a rundown shack on the North Shore of Oahu on only a hundred dollars a day. Written by Woodyanders

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The original wave-riding adventure from surfing's golden age!

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Nostalgic Fun
5 August 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The good old days! Who doesn't believe in them? This exceedingly pleasant, happy documentary is a joy to watch. There is nothing really spectacular about it, it's the whole fun attitude presented in a visually and aurally pleasing manner. The voice of the narrator, his use of gentle humor, the wonderful jazz score (some may call it elevator music - though I have a very high opinion of elevator music!) all combine for a really satisfactory experience. I am not a surfing fan. Indeed, the sport looks rather hazardous. But it's nice to see surfing in the good old days, before it became a cliche, before the Beach Boys (whom I do like a lot), when things seemed less competitive or attitudinal. I have also enjoyed "Endless Summer", but this one is even better, because it's the first of the series and therefore of greater historic value.


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