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Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 5 November 1963 (USA)
Set in Palm Springs, California during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writer:

Earl Hamner Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Troy Donahue ... Jim Munroe
Connie Stevens ... Gayle Lewis / Jane Hoover
Ty Hardin ... Doug 'Stretch' Fortune
Stefanie Powers ... Bunny Dixon
Robert Conrad ... Eric Dean
Andrew Duggan ... Police Chief Dixon
Jack Weston ... Coach Fred Campbell
Carole Cook ... Naomi Yates
Jerry Van Dyke ... Biff Roberts
Zeme North Zeme North ... Amanda North
Bill Mumy ... 'Boom Boom' Yates
Dorothy Green ... Cora Dixon
Robert Gothie Robert Gothie ... Gabby
Greg Benedict ... Hap
Gary Kincaid Gary Kincaid ... Fred
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Storyline

Set in Palm Springs, California during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm Springs harried, stressed, Police Chief. Jim's bumbling roommate, Biff, tries to get Amanda, a tomboyish girl's attention with a so-called love gadget. Meanwhile, Gayle Lewis is a high school senior posing as a wealthy college girl who is pursued by Eric Dean, a wealthy and spoiled college preppie, while Gayle has eyes for a cowboy from Texas, named Stretch. Also, Jim and Biff's basketball coach, Campbell, tries to romance Naomi, the owner of the motel where all of the gang is staying, which is interfered with by Naomi's young, trouble making brat son, who's dubbed "Boom-Boom". Written by matt-282

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IT'S WHERE THE BOYS ARE AND THE GIRLS ARE...that swingin' vacation weekend when American youth descends on America's swankiest playground! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 Dias de Festa See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The really nice hotel that Eric Dean (Robert Conrad) stayed at was the Palm Springs Riviera. It was also seen from high up in a helicopter in the beginning of the movie during the opening credits. The hotel had the largest pool that Paddock Pools (one of the largest pool builders in southern California at the time) had built up until that time. See more »

Goofs

When Eric Dean (Robert Conrad) picks up "Gayle" (Connie Stevens) at the rest stop, she asks about leaving her luggage on the bus. He tells here that she can pick it up at the station. When they get to the hotel, her bags are in his trunk. See more »

Quotes

Gayle Lewis: Hello.
Naomi Yates: Oh, you're a young one.
Gayle Lewis: I'm 21. Would you like to see my driver's license?
Naomi Yates: Please, every Easter this town is filled with 21 year old teenagers. Did you come about the job or did you want a room?
Gayle Lewis: I'd like a room please.
Naomi Yates: I have one bed left in a double room. 12 dollars a day.
Gayle Lewis: Oh.
Naomi Yates: Too steep for you?
Gayle Lewis: Well, do you have anything less expensive?
Naomi Yates: I'm sorry.
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Referenced in True Romance (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Ox-Drivers
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Sung by the Modern Folk Quartet
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The1963 Thunderbird is the best thing about this movie
11 February 2007 | by fwatkins6See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a young person under 10, and didn't understand the dramatic essence. I think this is probably Robert Conrad's best dramatic part, very troubled and complex.

The car, a 1963 Thunderbird roadster, still is the real star of this movie, as far as I am concerned. The comedy was adequate for the era, but a bit over the top.

The car chase is, for it's time very appropriate, but as a child I was very concerned about Stretch, LOL such an altruistic lad, I think Stephanie Powers is one of the most beautiful female actresses that has ever graced the screen!

This is a great movie for historians, if they care to investigate the culture and mores of 1963.


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