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How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 14 July 1965 (USA)
Frankie, on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti, doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana, a witch doctor, to help. Bwana conjures up a floating bikini, "stuffs" it with Cassandra... See full summary »

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William Asher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annette Funicello ... Dee Dee
Dwayne Hickman ... Ricky
Brian Donlevy ... B.D. 'Big Deal' MacPherson
Harvey Lembeck ... Eric Von Zipper
Beverly Adams ... Cassandra
John Ashley ... Johnny
Jody McCrea ... Bonehead
Marianne Gaba Marianne Gaba ... Animal
Len Lesser ... North Dakota Pete
Irene Tsu ... Native Girl
Arthur Julian Arthur Julian ... Dr. Melamed
Bobbie Shaw Chance ... Khola Koku (as Bobbi Shaw)
Buster Keaton ... Bwana
The Kingsmen The Kingsmen ... The Kingsmen
Alberta Nelson Alberta Nelson ... Puss
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Storyline

Frankie, on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti, doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana, a witch doctor, to help. Bwana conjures up a floating bikini, "stuffs" it with Cassandra, and sends her to distract advertising executive Ricky from Dee Dee. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines:

FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERTS... an interesting course in THE BIRDS... THE BEES and BIKINIS See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | German | French

Release Date:

14 July 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu Lake, California, USA 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

Features the only big screen appearance by The Kingsmen, famous for their hit version of "Louie Louie". Decked out in matching yellow blazers, the band did not perform that song and instead performed "Give Her Lovin'". See more »

Goofs

At the start of the road race, the starter has a green flag. When we cut away to the stock footage, the starter has a red flag. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: Hello! How are you?
English Girl: Jolly good, thank you.
Johnny: Hey, you're English!
English Girl: Quite. My name's Cynthia.
Johnny: I'm Johnny and this is Bonehead - accent on the first syllable.
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Crazy Credits

Claymation opening credit sequence devised by Gumby-creator Art Clokey. See more »


Soundtracks

Give Her Lovin
Words and Music by Lynn Easton
Performed by The Kingsmen (uncredited)
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Thank You MGM!!
18 July 2000 | by Jackie19See all my reviews

I purchased the DVD version of this movie and would like to inform other 'Beach Party' movie lovers that MGM has done a great job on the video and sound. I have in the past had to suffer through very low quality VHS copies of the Beach Party movies, where I wound up throwing away the tape and putting a VHS tape that I recorded off TV into the box. That won't be the case here! (even if I could record a DVD) As for the movie ... Well, it is my least favorite of the Frankie and Annette Beach Party movies ... And I think I'm in the majority there. But if you love the Beach Party genre of movies you have to have this one too and you don't need me to tell you about it.

<standing salute to MGM>


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