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Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 7 August 1963 (USA)
Frances, now 17, is still in love with Moondoggy. She can persuade her parents to allow them a journey to Rome, together with two of her and two of his friends. However they have to take an... See full summary »

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Paul Wendkos

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Ruth Brooks Flippen (screenplay), Katherine Albert (screenplay) (as Katherine Eunson) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Darren ... Moondoggie (Jeff Matthews)
Cindy Carol ... Gidget (Frances Lawrence)
Jessie Royce Landis ... Albertina Blythe
Cesare Danova ... Paolo Cellini
Danielle De Metz ... Daniela (as Danielle de Metz)
Joby Baker ... Judge
Trudi Ames Trudi Ames ... Libby Bennett
Noreen Corcoran ... Lucy McDougall
Peter Brooks ... Clay Anderson
Lisa Gastoni ... Signora Cellini
Claudio Gora ... Alberto
Don Porter ... Russell Lawrence
Jeff Donnell ... Mrs. Lawrence
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Frances, now 17, is still in love with Moondoggy. She can persuade her parents to allow them a journey to Rome, together with two of her and two of his friends. However they have to take an adult with them, so they choose Peter's eccentric aunt. In Rome they get the beautiful guide Daniela, who's fascinating the guys and making especially Gidget jealous. She starts looking elsewhere herself. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

7 August 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

April entdeckt Rom See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Don Porter reprised his role as Russell Lawrence in Gidget (1965). See more »

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During Aunt Albertina's entrance into hotel lobby, color of blue and pink hair ribbons on her two dogs shifts from dog to dog long shots to closeups. See more »

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Followed by Gidget Gets Married (1972) See more »

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Big Italian Moon
Lyrics and Music by George David Weiss and Al Kasha
Sung by James Darren
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Gidget needs a chaperon in the Eternal City
7 September 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The third and last Gidget big screen movie has Cindy Carol as the surfing crazed California girl on a trip to Rome. She's got two friends she's taking along and James Darren once again as Moondoggie is taking two buddies of his.

But it's not that easy as Don Porter calls on an old friend Cesare Danova to unofficially chaperon the group and keep a special eye out for his little sugar plum Gidget. Not only that but Joby Baker who is one of Darren's friends gets his eccentric aunt Jessie Royce Landis to also act as a chaperon.

You have to remember we were still in the innocent times before the Kennedy assassination. Today this whole attitude would be laughed at and certainly dates Gidget Goes To Rome.

Danova also provides a tour guide in the person of his daughter Danielle Metz for the group. She's got Darren certainly thinking twice about his relationship to Gidget.

The next time we would see Gidget it would be on the small screen with Sally Field and also with Don Porter as her father. Interesting though how Porter who was wise and trusting on the small screen is such paranoid father here. His character worked so much better with Sally Field.

We'd see a lot more of Gidget, but not as big screen character any more after Gidget Goes To Rome.


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