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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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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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Thrills and spills in the wildest motorcycle race ever run! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

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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 »

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Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the chicken fight, on the beach , before the motorcycle gang is seen, "Baby Elephant Walk" is heard as the background music, but isn't credited. See more »

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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 »

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North Dakota Pete: We're going to have walkie-talkies all around. *Just* to keep you reminded. And you're going to have a little receiver inside your helmet - where your brain's supposed to be.
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Crazy Credits

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Follows Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) See more »

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Give Her Lovin
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The Pelican Spy
16 March 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Frankie Avalon off doing his Naval Reserve training in those innocent days before Vietnam is wondering whether Annette is being true to him back at the beach with all those other hunks around. He's stationed on a tropical Pacific Isle with lots of other curvaceous cuties around. He asks one of them to bring him to the local witch doctor for help. The witch doctor sends a pelican out to spy on Annette back at the beach.

So help me this is the beginning of the story. But it's not a half bad film, in fact it gets down right satirical at times. In addition to Frankie, Annette and the rest of the beach crew, some Hollywood old timers got some work in this film and they get a chance to overact outrageously. They include Brian Donlevy and Mickey Rooney as a pair of scheming advertising executives along with Dwayne Hickman who's their schemer in training, Harvey Lembeck as a Marlon Brando type motorcycle gang leader and Buster Keaton as the witch doctor.

I'd try to see How to Stuff a Wild Bikini if for no other reason than to see all these players ham it up. Though in some spots the pelican gives the best performance in the film.


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