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Gidget (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 April 1959 (USA)
A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer.

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Due to an accident while swimming in the sea, Francis meets the surfer Moondoggy. She's fascinated of his sport and starts to hang out with his clique. Although they make fun of her at first, they teach her to surf. Soon she's accepted and given the nickname "Gidget". But it's hard work to become more than a friend to Moondoggy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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She wanted to grow up in a hurry - and boy, did she! See more »

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Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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10 April 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

April entdeckt die Männer  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene as Gidget's father and mother are waiting for her to return, her mother says to her dad, "Who did you expect, Kim Novak?" Her dad had played "Howard Bevins" in Picnic (1956), starring Kim Novak. See more »

Goofs

When Gidget gets her lesson on her new surfboard, the fin is broken in half when it rolls over in the water, but is "repaired" when she and Moondoggie reach the beach. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Russell Lawrence: That's a man-hunter?
Mrs. Dorothy Lawrence: Who did you expect? Kim Novak?
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Connections

Referenced in Cross (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Next Best Thing to Love
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
Music by Fred Karger
Performed by James Darren (uncredited)
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Gidget is the girl for me
30 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I remember when I first received that movie. I fell in love with it right away. I could actually say the script word for word. "Keep your shirt on, she's coming!" Sandra was fun and exciting in this film. Her bubbling energy kept me laughing and glued to my seat. I recommend anyone to watch it for some innocent and old fashioned values. For example when Kim Novak was preparing dinner and she had salad and lemonade all sitting there before her family was home. Now, how many people have actually experienced that? It takes me to the time when life was innocent and we could use the word 'gay' to mean happy.


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