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A Swingin' Summer (1965)

Beach party escapade features a bookworm with glasses who learns to "groove", as she attempts to sing "Ready to Groove."

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Robert Sparr

Writers:

Leigh Chapman (screen play), Reno Carell (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Stacy ... Mickey
William Wellman Jr. ... Rick (as William A. Wellman Jr.)
Quinn O'Hara ... Cindy
Martin West ... Turk
Mary Mitchel ... Shirley (as Mary Mitchell)
Raquel Welch ... Jeri
Allan Jones ... Mr. Johnson (as Alan Jones)
Lili Kardell ... Sandra
Reno Carell Reno Carell ... Mark
Buck Holland Buck Holland ... Lou (as Bucky Holland)
Glenn Stensel Glenn Stensel ... Les (as Glen Stensil)
Michael Blodgett ... Beach Bum (as Mike Blodgett)
Mauree Garett Mauree Garett
Robert Porter
Gypsy Boots Gypsy Boots ... Himself
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Beach party escapade features a bookworm with glasses who learns to "groove", as she attempts to sing "Ready to Groove." Written by alfiehitchie

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They're Lovin', Laughin' and Livin' it up and for kicks playing "Chicken on Water Skis!" See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1966 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

La calda notte See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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All of the musical performance sections are full of errors due to lip syncing issues and post-production techniques. Most noticeable are the harmonica solo on Justine, where the playing continues when the harp comes out of the sax player's mouth, and the use of the accordion to substitute for the less-easily moved HammondB-3 organ. Almost every shot with performance music has something wrong with it. See more »

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"Does being loved frighten you?" .. "I'm not frightened--I'm panicked!"
29 May 2016 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Cheapjack fun-in-the-sun teen opus from United Screen Arts probably had worse acting, directing and cinematography than most television shows from the same era. Two guys and a gal from Los Angeles take a car trip up to Lake Arrowhead for summer jobs, but the plug has been pulled on the village's big music concert; the trio comes up with the cash to put on a show themselves (unwittingly taking money from the girl's wealthy father), featuring happening acts like Gary Lewis, the Rip Chords and the Righteous Brothers. James Stacy brings some low-keyed cool to the witless proceedings, but co-stars William Wellman Jr. and Quinn O'Hara act about as well as they dance (not a compliment). The main reason to see the film isn't the top-billed stars, anyway--that honor would go to Raquel Welch, who gets an "introducing" credit as a kissless sexpot in black-rimmed glasses who quotes Freud. Welch (whose future husband, Patrick Curtis, is listed as the associate producer) didn't possess the show-biz savvy at this point to transcend the third-rate material, but she makes the most of it, and even gets her own song. The music acts add some bounce, but the location is poorly photographed and the 'dramatic' macho one-upmanship seems to come out of nowhere. *1/2 from ****


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