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Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

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 »

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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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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... See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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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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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 Ty Hardin (Stretch) is pulled from his wrecked vehicle, his left knee is injured. Later, in the hospital, it is his right knee that is in a sling. See more »

Quotes

Mike: The trouble with me is I put women on a pedestal.
Biff Roberts: Well, you gotta stop going out with short women. Ha-ha-ha. For instance, what happens when you talk to a girl about sex?
Mike: I get the hiccups.
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Referenced in The Wanderers (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Ox-Drivers
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Sung by the Modern Folk Quartet
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Warner Brothers Stars Strut Their Stuff
25 January 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Palm Springs Weekend which was unashamedly ripped off from Where The Boys Meet The Girls, gave the Warner Brothers television stars a last time to strut their stuff before the cameras. Within three years all of these contract players would be gone from the Warner lot as the British invasion led by the Beatles reconstructed the whole idea of what a teen heartthrob was supposed to be.

Troy Donahue(Surfside Six), Ty Hardin(Bronco), and Robert Conrad (Hawaiian Eye), are all on spring break and bound for that favorite west coast location, Palm Springs. While there Donahue gets involved with Stefanie Powers the police chief's daughter and Hardin and Conrad get to fight over Connie Stevens who's lying about her age. She's borderline jailbait, but looks old.

In that department Connie was the most ludicrous, but the notion that these guys were all students of some kind is beyond belief. All of them were past 25 at this point, they must have felt ridiculous. But the stars of 90210 didn't look much like high school kids so nothing's really changed.

But romance was in the air in Palm Springs Weekend, even Jack Weston the college basketball coach gets to have a fling with hotel owner Carole Cook. Best in the film is Jerry Van Dyke who supplies some needed comic relief and plays a mean banjo.

Still the film really hasn't worn well over the decades. But it's pleasant enough entertainment. Troy Donahue gets to sing over the title credits. That was a mistake.


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