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Surf Party (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 30 January 1964 (USA)
A young girl travels to California with a couple of friends in order to visit her brother, whom she hasn't seen for some time. After they arrive it doesn't take long for them to get into ... See full summary »


Maury Dexter


Harry Spalding




Complete credited cast:
Bobby Vinton ... Len Marshal
Patricia Morrow ... Terry Wells
Jackie DeShannon ... Junior Griffith
Ken Miller Ken Miller ... Milo Talbot (as Kenny Miller)
Lory Patrick Lory Patrick ... Sylvia Dempster
Richard Crane ... Sgt. Wayne Neal
Martha Stewart ... Pauline Lowell
Jerry Summers Jerry Summers ... Skeet Wells
The Astronauts ... The Astronauts
The Routers ... The Routers
Lloyd Kino Lloyd Kino ... Casey
Mickey Dora ... Surfer
Johnny Fain Johnny Fain ... Surfer
Pam Colbert Pam Colbert ... Surfer
Donna Russell Donna Russell ... Surfer


A young girl travels to California with a couple of friends in order to visit her brother, whom she hasn't seen for some time. After they arrive it doesn't take long for them to get into the swing of things and also to attract the attention of the local police sergeant, who is strictly anti-surfing. Pretty soon there is a falling out between the local surfers and it becomes clear that her brothers reputation is far greater than reality and his lifestyle is not all it appears to be. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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It's what happens when boys take to the sea ... and the girls take to the boys!! See more »


Comedy | Musical


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30 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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As the film opens, the three female leads are driving on a highway in a 1964 Dodge convertible, towing a travel trailer, and there are no other vehicles in front of or behind them. In the next shot, taken from the next lane and in front of the Dodge, there is an early 1960s Studebaker Hawk two-door following behind them. In the following shot, taken from behind the Dodge, the Studebaker has disappeared and there are no other cars following them. See more »


Terry Wells: [During Len and Skeet's fight, voiced off-camera] He's got a head injury. You might kill him.
[Skeet punches Len in the stomach]
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That's What Love Is
Written by 'By' Dunham and Bobby Beverly
Performed by Patricia Morrow
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"It may sound corny to you, but I believe in surfing!"
26 June 2016 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Southern California surf shop proprietor teaches three giggly girls from Phoenix to surf, but the flirty little blonde he's attracted to is the sister of Skeet Wells, the beach big shot and hot-dogger (he doesn't even answer his doorbell when his baby sister arrives...he's busy entertaining!). Black-and-white surf-genre entry from Twentieth Century-Fox has awkward segues from comedy to drama (usually involving Richard Crane as the local law), and from narrative into the music numbers (which include a faux calypso ditty and a hand-waving spiritual!). Singing stars Bobby Vinton and Jackie DeShannon are among the kids surfing, fighting, necking...and being warned to stay on the north side of the pier! Some of the cinematography is good (particularly at the beginning), but the repeated shots padding the movie give it a cheap, crummy feel. *1/2 from ****

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