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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...

Directors:

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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Storyline

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:

Jody and Brie...the "Beach Bum" and "the girl most likely"! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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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

When Jody Wallis (Fabian) takes refuge from a rain storm in a closed hut, outside in the rain his short is soaked, but when he comes through the door inside his short is mostly dry with a few water spots on it. 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 A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011) 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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Surf, sand, and the fragile male ego...
20 September 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Shoot the curl, man! Three hotshot surfers from Malibu hang-ten down in Honolulu; all find the usual quota of romance, teen competition, and gnarly waves. Director Don Taylor does competent work (as usual) and he gives the surf-sand-&-suntans material a little kick. Unfortunately, all the back-projection gives the film a cheesy, dopey look, which is incongruous to the seriousness with which it takes the sport of surfing. The youthful, beaming cast (most in their prime) are certainly a great drawing card, and Fabian, Tab Hunter, a blonde Shelley Fabares, Barbara Eden, Susan Hart, and surly Jim Mitchum all look terrific. An instant hit at drive-ins circa 1964, the movie features gorgeous location footage, but also a corny, unnecessary voice-over narration and far too much moony-eyed boy-girl drama. ** from ****


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