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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 14 April 1965 (USA)
In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ... See full summary »

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William Asher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Avalon ... Frankie
Annette Funicello ... Dee Dee
Deborah Walley ... Bonnie Graham
Harvey Lembeck ... Eric Von Zipper
John Ashley ... Steve Gordon
Jody McCrea ... Bonehead
Donna Loren ... Donna
Marta Kristen ... Lorelei
Linda Evans ... Sugar Kane
Timothy Carey ... South Dakota Slim
Don Rickles ... Big Drop
Paul Lynde ... Bullets
Donna Michelle Donna Michelle ... Animal
Michael Nader ... Butch (as Mike Nader)
Patti Chandler ... Patti
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Storyline

In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei. Written by alfiehitchie

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Any number can play...but it's better with just two! See more »


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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ai que garotas! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

Nancy Sinatra was the original choice to play Sugar Kane. However, she backed out just before production was supposed to begin because a few months earlier her brother Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped and when she found out that part of the plot involved a kidnapping she decided to back out. Interestingly, it would have been her motion picture debut. See more »

Goofs

When Frankie and Annette jump from the jump plane, it's a Cessna 175. When John circles around and lands in the water, the airplane is now a Piper Super Cub. See more »

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Frankie: Now that's what I call a healthy girl!
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Alternate Versions

A scene showing the Rats doing a comic dance routine (complete with funny sound effects) to the waltz at the nightclub was cut from the theatrical print but was included in some TV prints in the '70s. See more »

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Cycle Set
by Gary Usher and Roger Christian
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Quintessential Beach
31 May 2001 | by mermattSee all my reviews

I must agree with others who say this is not only the ultimate beach flick but also the essential 1960s teen-scene movie.

Even though the plot is nitwit (intentionally, after all), the cast is wonderfully silly. And what a cast it is: Frankie and Annette establish that this is a genuine teen-beach romp, Harvey Lembeck is a riot as the Marlon Brando wannabe who worships Marlo Branden, Don Rickles and Paul Lynde provide two different forms of wicked insult humor, Buster Keaton gives us his unique dead-pan slapstick, and we even have a pretty little wet mermaid for Bonehead (definitely Freudian).

Musical numbers, faked surfing and parachuting shots, sand, salty air -- it's a true treasure of a seemingly "innocent" time gone by even though the film was made after America lost its innocence and was getting wrapped up in what would become the Viet Nam disaster. But forget all that. Take a trip into the never-never land of the beach and get yourself a good tan, moondoggie!


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