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The Young Swingers (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | September 1963 (USA)
A group of teenagers discover that their club is scheduled for demolition to make way for a skyscraper. The niece of the clubs adversary falls in with the group determined to save the club.

Director:

Maury Dexter

Writer:

Harry Spalding
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rod Lauren ... Mel Hudson
Molly Bee ... Vicki Crawford
Gene McDaniels ... Fred Lewis
Larrs Jackson Larrs Jackson ... Pete Mundy (as Jack Larson)
Karen Gunderson Karen Gunderson ... Judi Sherwood
Jo Helton ... Roberta Crawford
John Merritt John Merritt ... Ken Sherwood
Justin Smith ... Bruce Webster
Jerry Summers Jerry Summers ... Roger Kelly
Ray Dannis Ray Dannis ... The Butler
Jack Younger Jack Younger ... Irving Bird
Dodie Warren Dodie Warren ... Vanguard Hostess
Elizabeth Thompson Elizabeth Thompson ... Secretary
Rusty Wescoatt Rusty Wescoatt ... Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sherwood Singers Sherwood Singers ... Themselves
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A group of teenagers discover that their club is scheduled for demolition to make way for a skyscraper. The niece of the clubs adversary falls in with the group determined to save the club.

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Taglines:

Swing...sing...and let yourself go in the Hootenanny! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Soundtracks

Mad, Mad, Mad
Music and Lyrics by Susan Quickel and Bill Baker
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Pales to Maury Dexter's more fun SURF PARTY
20 April 2019 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

A year before SURF PARTY and with WILD ON THE BEACH to follow in director Maury Dexter's "surf trilogy," THE YOUNG SWINGERTS has technically little to do with the beach, only youth and music... Lots of music...

Although a horribly unfunny young comic tells a joke about being near the Pacific Ocean on stage at a Hootenanny nightclub that a vicious old lady wants to tear down while her cute blond niece falls in love with our whiny leading young man...

Meanwhile, the only real musician... other than an extremely dated folk duo... is Gene McDaniels, whose track "Compared To What" played in both 1990's cult movies BOOGIE NIGHTS and CASINO (though he sings another tune here).

Basically, these SWINGERS desperately need a beach to have a good time at so we can too. The whole film's really just a showcase going back and forth from the club's music-filled exterior to a stuffy office in an awkward, uninteresting fashion. In fact, THE YOUNG SWINGERS doesn't feel like a Maury Dexter movie at all. With limited locations and dull characters, it's simply no fun i.e. this bad isn't good at all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come to the Party See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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