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Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)

Not Rated | | Adventure, 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 »

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writers:

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 ... 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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Storyline

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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That new Gidget's having a ball...and Rome's having a riot! See more »


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Trivia

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

Goofs

Although story is supposed to be set during summer vacation, film was clearly shot in winter as actors' breath frequently condenses in outdoor sequences and there are no throngs of tourists as you'd expect to see during high-season. See more »

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Referenced in Hairspray (2007) See more »

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Gegetta
Lyrics and Music by George David Weiss and Al Kasha
Sung by James Darren
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All in all it wasn't bad...
2 April 2000 | by Minty924See all my reviews

The movie itself was ok, good scenery and all, but the acting wasn't exactly the best. Cindy Carol wasa terrible choice for gidget because of a lack of acting skills. If you look past the fact that her acting was lousy the movie is pretty good, the plot is slighlty more mature than the other gidget's. The scenery was great and so was the fashion show sequence. All in all, it wasn't that bad...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

7 August 1963 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,360,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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