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Pajama Party (1964)

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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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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 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 »

Also Known As:

The Maid and the Martian See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although he doesn't appear onscreen, Keenan Wynn has an uncredited role in this film: he was Aunt Wendy's late husband, Henry, and a painting of him appears above her money safe when she makes withdrawals. 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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Soundtracks

Beach Ball
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by The Nooney Rickett Four (uncredited)
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The second best of the "Beach Party" movies.
15 May 2000 | by armstrorSee all my reviews

"Beach Blanket Bingo" reigns as the best of AIP's "Beach Party" series, but "Pajama Party" takes the runner-up spot. True, there's no Frankie, but Tommy Kirk does fine as a teenaged alien trying to understand the ways of Earthlings (the plot was obviously inspired by "Visit to a Small Planet"). Annette has one of her best songs with the hilarious "Stuffed Animals" number. The often under-used Susan Hart looks terrific, especially when her dancing causes a toy volcano to erupt. In short, "Pajama Party" is a very entertaining piece of nostalgia. It's a shame that Tommy Kirk and Susan Hart were both wasted in the later lame series entry "Ghost in the Invisible Bikini".


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