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How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 14 July 1965 (USA)
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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 »


William Asher





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 ... 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 ... Puss


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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The only "Beach Party" movie in which Bobbi Shaw is a brunette. See more »


During "That's What I Call a Healthy Girl," John Ashley appears to play a guitar solo--but he's just strumming the instrument, as if playing rhythm guitar, instead of playing the actual melody. See more »


Native Girl: [singing] Here we are, The two of us, With your lips close to mine.
Frankie: If it's gonna happen, Your lips will do just fine.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits play over B-roll footage of the chicken fight. See more »


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How About Us
Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by the Mickey Rooney Beach Girls
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Stuffing the Turkey
30 August 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Annette Funicello is always tempting and/or is a temptation when left alone, so sailor Frankie Avalon goes to Witchdoctor Buster Keaton and sends an enchanted Pelican to watch over her. That doesn't stop Dwayne Hickman as "Ricky". Mickey Rooney as "Peachey Keane" arrives on the beach to search for "The Girl Next Door", and he finds an eager ally in Harvey Lembeck's "Eric Von Zipper", naturally...

Is there such a thing as a "Cheap Beach Party" movie? This one could not wait for Ms. Funicello to either get in shape or have the baby. Mr. Avalon is hardly present at all; strangely enough, he is missed. The film is unimaginative in recycling ideas both good and bad. Astute observers will know the "twitch" in the ending cameo isn't even done correctly. On the plus side, Mr. Keaton has more to do this time around, and it's good to see he and Mr. Rooney in a film. The song material sounds better at the end, and the opening credits are the highlight. Still, the "Beach Party" film series looks more tired with every entry…

** How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (7/14/65) William Asher ~ Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Mickey Rooney

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14 July 1965 (USA) See more »

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Malibu Lake, California, USA See more »

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