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Pajama Party (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 11 November 1964 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Don Weis
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1964 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Back to the Beach (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Stuffed Animal
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Annette Funicello (uncredited)
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A boisterous pleasure...
19 August 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

American International Pictures at their goofy best, hitting a "Beach Party" high-point with this insane slapstick opus. Having seen all the "Beach Party" flicks (including "Ski Party" and "The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini"), I have to say this may be my favorite. Frankie Avalon is relegated to a cameo playing a Martian leader--in scenes tinted red!--but Annette Funicello is here, having trouble with a new beau who says he's from Mars. Annette is very appealing warbling the title cut poolside (she gets dunked!) or crooning "Stuffed Animal" to a colorful toy monstrosity who winks at her. There are some big laughs: Buster Keaton's battle with the perfume spritz girl, Dorothy Lamour getting a lesson in today's fashions, Susan Hart's slow shimmy making a volcano erupt, the kid who hates "mush!", and Elsa Lanchester flitting around the teenagers, casting caution to the wind (one of the bikers calls her an "older doll"). Fun stuff! *** from ****


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