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Where the Boys Are (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 December 1960 (USA)
Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

George Wells (screen play), Glendon Swarthout (novel)
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Airs Sun. Mar. 31, 6:00 PM on TCM

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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dolores Hart ... Merritt Andrews
George Hamilton ... Ryder Smith
Yvette Mimieux ... Melanie Tolman
Jim Hutton ... TV Thompson
Barbara Nichols ... Lola Fandango
Paula Prentiss ... Tuggle Carpenter
Chill Wills ... Police Captain
Frank Gorshin ... Basil
Rory Harrity ... Franklin
Ted Berger Ted Berger ... Stout Man on Beach
John Brennan John Brennan ... Dill
Connie Francis ... Angie
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Storyline

Merritt, Melanie, Tuggle and Angie are four Midwestern college co-eds who travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for their spring vacation and we follow the episodic series of adventures and romance they all get into with some college guys they meet. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When 20,000 GIRLS meet 20,000 BOYS SOMETHING'S bound to happen! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bastam Dois para Amar See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euterpe See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first of three Connie Francis films to include the phrase "the boys" in the title. The other two are Follow the Boys (1963) and When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965). See more »

Goofs

George Hamilton's hair is sharply parted, but the side of the part changes back and forth throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: For fifty weeks of the year, Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a small corner of tropical heaven, basking contentedly in the warm sun. During the other two weeks, as colleges all over the country disgorge their students for Easter vacation, a change comes over the scene. The students swarm to these peaceful shores in droves, twenty thousand strong. They turn night into day, and a small corner of heaven into a sizeable chunk of bedlam. The boys come to soak up the sun, and a few carloads ...
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Crazy Credits

"and introducing Connie Francis" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Where the Boys Were: A Retrospective (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Have You Met Miss Fandango?
Words by Stella Unger
Music by Victor Young
Performed by Barbara Nichols (uncredited)
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User Reviews

 
"....Someone waits for me"
25 January 2003 | by curtaincall9000See all my reviews

i don't understand how anyone cannot like this film! the story about the 4 co-eds is mind-grabbing but i couldn't help wondering if all that sex talk would be looked upon well, it being the good old sixties. i would descibe this film as smooth, quirky, dramatic, and fun. i am a HUGE fan of frank gorshin and i loved his portrayl of basil. the whole cast was was very good and that made it a great film. i usually rent this film at least once a month. but am i the only one who adores basil's glasses?


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