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Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 5 August 1964 (USA)
A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love...

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Don Taylor, Phil Karlson (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabian ... Jody Wallis
Shelley Fabares ... Brie Matthews
Peter Brown ... Chase Colton
Barbara Eden ... Augie Poole
Tab Hunter ... Ralph 'Steamer' Lane
Susan Hart ... Lily Kilua
James Mitchum ... Eskimo
John Anthony Hayes ... Frank Decker (as Anthony Hayes)
Roger Davis ... Charlie
Catherine McLeod ... Mrs. Kilua
Murray Rose Murray Rose ... Swag
Robert Kenneally Robert Kenneally ... Russ Fulton
David Cadiente David Cadiente ... Ally Maloha
Mark LeBuse Mark LeBuse ... Phil (as Alan LeBuse)
Paul Tremaine Paul Tremaine ... Vic
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A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love... Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

Chase and Augie...The blue-blood and the hot-blooded tomboy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Surfen auf Leben und Tod See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jana Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the era prior to modern of film making, it was often cheaper to film night scenes during the day by turning down the exposure on the camera. The technique was used for many old films and works when attention is focused on the actors. The problem arises when backgrounds appear brighter than they would at night ... and if such areas occur, they are usually attempted to be covered with foliage. In this film a completely different giveaway occurs, when Jody and Brie take a walk together right after the spear gun, target shooting contest ... as they walk down the darkened path, you can hear birds chirping. If this was night, the birds would be asleep. Birds begin chirping right before dawn and do not stop until the sun sets. See more »

Goofs

In the battle between Jody and Eskimo, as they are being tossed off their boards, they must swim to retrieve them. In the next to last ride for Esses, Jody actually grabs the wrong board by mistake. He grabs a yellow board broadside in frothing water, cut to Ess with the yellow board, and then cut to Jody with the correct board. See more »

Quotes

Brie Matthews: [to Jody Wallis] You're a funny boy. One minute you're shooting harpoons at someone and the next, you're very nice.
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Connections

Referenced in Pajama Party (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride the Wild Surf
by Jan Berry, Brian Wilson and Roger Christian
Sung by Jan & Dean (as Jan and Dean)
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Best of the surf movies
25 December 1998 | by wnbSee all my reviews

"Ride the Wild Surf" is really two movies, two great movies. One is a beach party fun, boy meets girl, campy treat. The other is a strong tast of balance of bravado and self doubt one feels fulfilling a dangerous dream. This is by far the best of the surf movies. Not a documentary like "The Endless Summer" but a movie, like "Big Wednesday" or even "Gidgot." It plays smooth and sweet with it's young cast flying to Hawaii, surfing, dancing and finding love. The dialog is at the same time over the top corn ball, witty sharp and beatnick hip. All's well till the big waves hit and the cast turns to try their hand at Waimea. Then tempers flair, heroes doubt themselves and some just throw in the towel. Even after all these years, it still captures just what it's like to fly to Hawaii and tackle the North Shore for the first time. With some of the best '60 surf footage ever shot, "Ride The Wild Surf" is the best of the surf movies. Unlike Mr Chinn's brother in law, it will not be 'replaced with automation.'


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