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Ski Party (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 30 June 1965 (USA)
On a college ski weekend, Todd and Craig pretend to be Jane and Nora, a pair of English girls. Their reasons? To meet girls, and to learn to ski. Along the way, Lesley Gore shows up on the ... See full summary »

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Alan Rafkin

Writer:

Robert Kaufman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Avalon ... Todd Armstrong
Dwayne Hickman ... Craig Gamble
Deborah Walley ... Linda Hughes
Yvonne Craig ... Barbara Norris
Robert Q. Lewis ... Mr. Pevney
Bobbie Shaw Chance ... Nita Elksberg (as Bobbi Shaw)
Aron Kincaid ... Freddie Carter
The Hondells ... Themselves
Steven Rogers Steven Rogers ... Gene (as Steve Rogers)
Patti Chandler ... Janet
Michael Nader ... Bobby (as Mike Nader)
Salli Sachse ... Indian
John Boyer John Boyer ... John
Mikki Jamison ... Mikki
Mickey Dora ... Mickey
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On a college ski weekend, Todd and Craig pretend to be Jane and Nora, a pair of English girls. Their reasons? To meet girls, and to learn to ski. Along the way, Lesley Gore shows up on the bus to sing "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows", and James Brown and the Famous Flames appear at the lodge to sing "I Feel Good". Written by GlennR

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The COOLEST way to keep warm at 20 degrees below! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buli a hóban See more »

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Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Frequently referred to as an entry in the "Beach Party" movie series, but it actually isn't--lead actor Frankie Avalon, producing studio American-International Pictures and a rather generic plot targeting the same young audience are all that this film has in common with the others. Avalon's character has a completely different name ("Todd Armstrong" instead of "Frankie" with no last name--not even in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), which had the character serving in the military), working against the connection. Annette Funicello does have an uncredited cameo, but clearly not in her regular role of "Dolores" / "Dee Dee". See more »

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About 30 minutes into the movie, when they are on the ski lift, the shadow of the cameraman is visible on the ground below them. See more »

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Paintin' the Town
Written by Bob Gaudio
Performed by Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, Dwayne Hickman and Yvonne Craig
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Really Awful Comedy
30 May 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Ski Party (1965)

* (out of 4)

College buddies Todd (Frankie Avalon) and Craig (Dwayne Hickman) are constantly wondering how one of their classmates is constantly able to bring in the ladies. They decide to follow him to a ski resort where they hope to learn but instead they both end up in drag.

SKI PARTY is, apparently, connected to the BEACH PARTY series but I personally find that to be somewhat of a stretch. Either way, this is a really awful movie on many levels and it has only a few things that keeps it from being a complete disaster. The highlight of the film is a sequence where James Brown shows up to sing "I Feel Fine" and it's like a shot of energy because up until then the movie was a real drag. There are also a couple fine jokes but that's about it.

The rest of the movie is a complete mess that seems to have been thrown together using leftover jokes from previous movies. The entire premise is a rip-off of SOME LIKE IT HOT but it just doesn't work. Avalon and Hickman contain no chemistry together and their comic timing is just awful. Neither Deborah Walley or Yvonne Craig bring much to the picture and the supporting players are just as bland.

The entire movie has a very cheap feel to it but the biggest problem is that it's just never funny. The movie is a complete bore from start to finish and should be avoided.


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