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Where the Boys Are (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 December 1960 (USA)
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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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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

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Taglines:

HEY! LET'S MIGRATE TO THE LAND OF HILARIOUS BACK SEAT BINGO! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Average and Median Shot Lengths = ~9.6 seconds. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film when Merritt sits down on the beach, there is a ship at sea in the upper left slowly going left to right. Two minutes later when she and Ryder depart, the ship is missing. It was not moving fast enough to go across the entire seascape in that amount of time. See more »

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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 Forget Poverty and Live It Up! (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn On the Sunshine
Words by Howard Greenfield
Music by Neil Sedaka
Performed by Connie Francis (uncredited)
Courtesy of Nevins - Kirshner
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where the Boys Are 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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