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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

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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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 »


Certificate:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Annette's solo rocker "I'll Never Change Him" was dropped from the theatrical release print of BBB, and the song was re-tooled for Deborah Walley to sing in SKI PARTY. However, Annette's version of the song was restored for TV airings of BBB on such channels as AMC. 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 »

Quotes

Frankie: [singing] These are the good times, While we are young, No chance untaken, No song unsung, These are the good times, Life goes your way, Loving each moment, Of each new day, While the meadows are green, Free as the wind are we, Sharing a dream...
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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 »


Soundtracks

Follow Your Leader
(uncredited)
Music and Arrangements by Jerry Styner
Lyrics by Guy Hemric
Sung by Harvey Lembeck and the Rat Pack
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Beach Blanket Bingo is a great movie!
29 July 2014 | by christian-56-220834See all my reviews

Beach Blanket Bingo is a great movie by all accounts.

The beginning of the movie starts straight away.

The plot kicks in right from the start, making the movie exciting from the off.

As the film starts to get towards the middle part, the plot really begins to thicken.

Between the start and middle of the film is arguably the best bit.

As the title suggest it's definitely Beach Blanket Bingo rather than GravyTrainBingo.com and the beach scenes are really funny by all accounts!

Getting past the middle of the film, the excitement really begins to build.

The suspense continues until the final few scenes, which are gripping to say the least.

As the final few scenes take place you know that you have watched a movie and a half.

The main male lead actor, and supporting actors, are very good unquestionably.

The lead female actress is superb, and deserves an award.

Definitely recommend getting on the gravy train and watching Beach Blanket Bingo!


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