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Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

Approved | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 6 November 1965 (USA)
Skirt-chasing SIC agent Craig Gamble and millionaire bachelor Todd Armstrong set out to foil mad scientist Dr. Goldfoot's plot to use his army of bikini-clad robots to seduce wealthy men into signing over their assets.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Elwood Ullman (screenplay), Robert Kaufman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Price ... Dr. Goldfoot
Frankie Avalon ... Craig Gamble
Dwayne Hickman ... Todd Armstrong
Susan Hart ... Diane
Jack Mullaney ... Igor
Fred Clark ... D.J. Pevney
Patti Chandler ... Robot
Mary Hughes ... Robot
Salli Sachse ... Robot
Luree Holmes Luree Holmes ... Robot
Sue Hamilton Sue Hamilton ... Robot
Laura Nicholson Laura Nicholson ... Robot
Marianne Gaba Marianne Gaba ... Robot
China Lee ... Robot
Issa Arnal Issa Arnal ... Robot
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Storyline

Dr. Goldfoot plans on taking over the world with his beautiful female robots, who seduce rich and powerful men. Robot #11/Diane is sent after millionaire Todd Armstrong. Secret agent Craig Gamble tries to stop the plot but ends up in the torture chamber with Armstrong. The parody of "The Pit and the Pendulium" is the highlight of the film which also includes bits by Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck and Deborah Walley. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This is a Bikini Machine - order your '66 model now! ...manufactured by the evil Dr. Goldfoot with Kiss-Button... Kill-Button and of course the Mystery Button. All new parts (some parts!) tested, approved and ready to go-go-go! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Goldfoot and his Bikini Machine See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was released in the UK as "Dr. G. and the Bikini Machine" due to legal action launched by a London doctor whose real last name was actually Goldfoot. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene, Dr. Goldfoot and Igor on the motorcycle are less than a block behind Craig and Todd in a red convertible. One reverse shot at the top of the hill shows the motorcycle and sidecar from behind, with no other cars on the street all the way to the bottom of the hill, several blocks away. See more »

Quotes

Diane: Are you as happy as I am, lover?
Todd Armstrong: Am I! I am in orbit. Gimme.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits start with a pair of golden slippers, where the gold liquifies and forms the various credits and animations. See more »

Connections

References House of Usher (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bikini Machine
Words and Music by by Guy Hemric & Jerry Styner
Performed by The Supremes
Through the courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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Wonderfully stupid fun
11 January 2006 | by estabansmytheSee all my reviews

Dr. Goldfoot has:

1. Vincent Price having a field day hamming it up like John Barrymore on scotch and speed!

2. Harvey Lembeck as Erich Von Zipper in a hilarious 10-second cameo!

3. The titanic teaming of Dobie Gillis and Frankie Avalon!

4. One of the finest "second bananas," the late Jack Mullaney as Price's Mad Scientist henchman, Igor!

5. Tons of young American International babes!

6. The Supremes singing the title song!

7. It's directed by Elvis' #1 Man, Norman Taurog!

8. It's written by the Three Stooges #1 Man, Ellwood Ullman!

WOW!

What have you got: Only the greatest film since "Gone With The Wind," "Citizen Kane" and "The Bicycle Thief"! Okay, perhaps not - but it is a ton of zany low budget screwball fun,'60s American International-style.

I really liked it.


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