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Catalina Caper (1967)

A group of swingin' teens take time out from having fun in the sun to try to foil a group of crooks searching for a stolen scroll.

Director:

Lee Sholem

Writers:

Clyde Ware (screenplay), Sam Pierce (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Kirk ... Don Pringle
Del Moore ... Arthur Duval
Peter Duryea ... Tad Duval
Robert Donner ... Fingers O'Toole
Ulla Strömstedt Ulla Strömstedt ... Katrina Corelli (as Ulla Stromstedt)
Jim Begg Jim Begg ... Larry
Sue Casey Sue Casey ... Anne Duval
Lyle Waggoner ... Angelo
Michael Blodgett ... Bob Draper (as Mike Blodgett)
Bonnie Lomann Bonnie Lomann ... Redhead
Britt Nilsson Britt Nilsson ... Brunette
Donna Russell Donna Russell ... Blonde
James Almanzar James Almanzar ... Sid
Lee Deane Lee Deane ... Dino Lakopolous
Venita Wolf Venita Wolf ... Tina Moss
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Storyline

A beach movie. A scroll is stolen from an art gallery and taken to Catalina Island, where the thieves plan to use it to swindle Lakopolous, a Greek art collector. They plan to show him the real scroll, then deliver a fake. Lakopolous, however, turns out not to be rock-stupid, and tries to steal the scroll himself. Meanwhile, the thieves' son figures out what his folks are up to and cooks up an improbable scheme that will allow him to steal the scroll back and return it. During this, the whole troupe are under surveillance from a mysterious guy who keeps pulling prat falls. All of which is *completely incidental* to the story of the love interest between Don and Katrina, the blonde guy who always has women flocking to him for no perceptible reason, and the "spontaneous" music and dance numbers. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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The nation's swinginest playground becomes the background for the most audacious crime of the century... with the ocean's floor as a hideaway! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never Steal Anything Wet See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Executive Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Delightfully skewered and mercifully trimmed down by Mystery Science Theater 3000. See more »

Goofs

Lawrence makes a joke about one of the (other) bad guys being so good with memory he knows batting averages of the 1876 White Stockings (White Sox). They wouldn't be formed for another two decades, and not even known by that name till the turn of the century. See more »

Quotes

Don: I've never seen so many trying to cover so much with so little.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Book of Love
Music & lyrics by Carol Connors & Roger Christian
Performed by Carol Connors
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In praise of Robert Donner
30 July 2000 | by Mike Sh.See all my reviews

This movie has very little going for it besides the performance of Tommy Kirk, the funny hat that chubby comedy-relief guy wears, and the cinematography of Ted V. Mikels. But it does has an ace up its sleeve - Robert Donner!

Yes, Robert Donner, that renowned character actor justly beloved for his roles as Yancey Tucker on "The Waltons" and Exidor on "Mork and Mindy". However, the movie's makers, apparently afraid that Mr. Donner, with his overwhelmingly dignified presence, would steal the show from the "stars", forced him to make a series of embarrassing and incredibly forced pratfalls. Oh, the ignominy of it all!


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