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Don't Make Waves (1967)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 September 1967 (Finland)
New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Carlo Cofield
Claudia Cardinale ... Laura Califatti
Robert Webber ... Rod Prescott
Joanna Barnes ... Diane Prescott
Sharon Tate ... Malibu
David Draper ... Harry Hollard
Mort Sahl ... Sam Lingonberry
Dub Taylor ... Electrician
Ann Elder ... Millie Gunder
Chester Yorton Chester Yorton ... Ted Gunder
Reg Lewis ... Monster
Marc London Marc London ... Fred Barker
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Henderson
Sarah Selby Sarah Selby ... Ethyl
Mary Grace Canfield ... Seamstress
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New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), bodybuilders, acrobats, motorcycle chicken races, a nut fishing in the shallows . . . and Sharon Tate as a skydiver named Malibu who gives Curtis the rapture of artificial respiration when he is conked on the head by a flying surfboard. This is the '60s American Dream: youth and beauty and money and sex in Southern California. Go west, all men. Written by alfiehitchie

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When you've got it made "don't make waves" - make love See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1967 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

No hagan olas See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's theme song was written and recorded by The Byrds. In a strange bit of irony, the producer of the first two Byrds album was Terry Melcher, who was a previous resident of 10050 Cielo Drive, the house where this film's star Sharon Tate and her friends were murdered by the Manson family in August 9, 1969. See more »

Goofs

When Carlo is trying to sell a pool to the Backus', Henny changes positions between shots from being the closest person to the house to being the furthest away. See more »

Quotes

Carlo Cofield: You know what I want? A box of twenty-five Monte Cristo panatellas. I want a king-size vibrator bed. I want a 35mm. Hasselblad, a Rolls-Royce convertible. I want driving gloves made from the underside of antelope ears. A bold men's cologne for the man who does something to women. A cashmere double-breasted jacket that's going to get me there first.
Laura Califatti: Get where?
Carlo Cofield: Doesn't matter. I want to be where the action is. I want to live a life of understated elegance.
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Don't Make Waves
Written by Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman
Performed by The Byrds
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Good Beach Movie ! ! !
19 October 2000 | by Kelt SmithSee all my reviews

Tony Curtis made alot of bad movies around this time, but DON'T MAKE WAVES is one of his better films. Here Curtis, as Carlo, is a southern Californian who's life is turned upside down when his car with all of his worldly possessions is accidentally destroyed by the beautiful Claudia Cardinale. Taking pity on Carlo, she takes him to her apartment. Sugar daddy (Robert Webber) soon shows up and promptly throws Carlo out. Having had enough, Carlo takes his circumstances and newfound information and turns them into a grand lifestyle. The usually funny Joanna Barnes turns in a sobering performance as Webber's neglected wife. Bodybuilding title holder Dave Draper is very good as not too bright musclebound Harry. It is the late Sharon Tate's performance as Malibu, Harry's on again off again sky diving girlfriend that is the real find in this movie. She's gorgeous, sexy, and about as swift as Harry. Feeling overlooked by Harry and his muscle buddies, she deadpans to Curtis, "If you were a man, would you find me attractive?" Title song performed by THE BYRDS. The rest of the score was done by Vic Mizzy, who also did the music to GREEN ACRES. In case you wondered why the music had a familiar ring to it, that's the reason. Fair amount of cameos by movie & TV stars. Look for Edgar Bergen, Jim Backus......and others.


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