Gogo, a Martian teenager, is sent to Earth to prepare the way for an invasion. The first Earthling he meets, one Aunt Wendy, is a rich widow who runs a dress shop catering to teenagers. Her... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Kirk ... Go Go
Annette Funicello ... Connie
Elsa Lanchester ... Aunt Wendy
Harvey Lembeck ... Eric Von Zipper
Jesse White ... J. Sinister Hulk
Jody McCrea ... Big Lunk
Ben Lessy ... Fleegle
Donna Loren ... Vikki
Susan Hart ... Jilda
Bobbie Shaw Chance ... Helga (as Bobbi Shaw)
Cheryl Sweeten Cheryl Sweeten ... Francine
Luree Holmes Luree Holmes ... Perfume Girl
Candy Johnson ... Candy
The Nooney Rickett Four The Nooney Rickett Four ... Party Band (as The Nooney Rickett 4)
Buster Keaton ... Chief Rotten Eagle
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Gogo, a Martian teenager, is sent to Earth to prepare the way for an invasion. The first Earthling he meets, one Aunt Wendy, is a rich widow who runs a dress shop catering to teenagers. Her nephew, Big Lunk, is a volleyball-loving guy with little interest in romance, which causes frustration for his girlfriend Connie. Naturally, Gogo meets Connie and they fall in love. Meanwhile, Aunt Wendy's shady neighbor and his gang concoct a scheme to part Aunt Wendy from her cash. Also meanwhile, the local motorcycle gang wants revenge on the volleyball players for... getting footprints on their beach. Somehow all the subplots come together at the pajama party. Written by George S. Davis

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...where the Sweet Dreams meet the Wild Ideas and they count Kisses instead of Sheep! See more »


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Frequently referred to as an entry in the "Beach Party" film series, with the relatively brief appearances of Harvey Lembeck as Eric Von Zipper and Candy Johnson as Candy supporting that, the fact that major players Annette Funicello, Jody McCrea and Don Rickles are not in their usual roles (Connie, Big Lunk and Big Bang [a Martian] here instead of Dolores/Dee Dee [a nickname], Bonehead and Jack Fanny/Big Drag/Big Drop [the man kept changing his "name" with his career] in the other movies, respectively) suggests the contrary with much more strength. However similar the characterizations are, they are at least nominally different characters. See more »

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During the chase scenes, the woman who lands on J.D.'s motorcycle is seen on the back of the motorcycle minutes before she actually lands on the back of the cycle. See more »

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Big Bang The Martian: [Talking about Go-Go the Martian to Socum] It's not that I don't like him, it's just I can't stand him!
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Followed by The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) See more »

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Pajama Party
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Annette Funicello (uncredited)
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Perfect Bedtime Film
25 April 2008 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Walt Disney refugees Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk star in this Beach Party sequel where you can tell by the title, the action moves in doors. No, not that kind of action, we were still under the influence of the Code.

These plots almost defy description but Tommy Kirk is a Martian teenager named Gogo which seems like a perfectly good name to use in the California beach environment. Nevertheless when he teleports to Elsa Lanchester's house, she greets him with Gracie Allen type blasé and renames him George. She likes him better than her late husband's nephew Jody McCrea who cares about volleyball more than women and that's putting a crimp into a relationship with Annette.

Add to this a trio of con-men living next door who know Elsa keeps her money, not in banks played by Jesse White, Ben Lessy, and Buster Keaton in an Indian suit. And of course Harvey Lembeck and his brain dead motorcycle gang and you've got a Beach Party film.

Frankie Avalon appears here too, but only to communicate with Kirk with Don Rickles playing Avalon's assistant. Dorothy Lamour is here to, a women familiar enough with beach settings in her films as Lanchester's dress shop manager. Lanchester's only weakness is operating a dress shop where she sells the latest trendy teen styles at a loss.

It's kind of fun to laugh at how dumb the Beach Party films are, but their enduring popularity is proved out by Baywatch and its long run in the Eighties and Nineties. And I'm sure we'll see something similar in the next generation.

But this one will not tax the brain cells too much.


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Country:

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English

Release Date:

11 November 1964 (USA) See more »

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Pajama Party See more »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Alta Vista Productions See more »
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2.35 : 1
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