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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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Ira Wallach (screenplay), George Kirgo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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 ... 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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Turn on! Stay loose! Make out! See more »

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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 »

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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

Theodore J. Flicker was originally announced as director in 1965. 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

Laura Califatti: I don't like to look at who I am. I am a - cat woman.
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Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 4 (1997) See more »

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Don't Make Waves
Written by Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman
Performed by The Byrds
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Needed a Bit More Chemistry and Humor
9 August 2019 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

Having just arrived in Malibu "Carlo Cofield" (Tony Curtis) has the misfortune of meeting an accident-prone young woman named "Laura Califatti" (Claudia Cardinale) who manages to wreck his car and set fire to all of his possessions inside. Feeling somewhat guilty she invites him to her house in order to give him her car insurance paperwork. Unable to locate it right away she allows him to spend the night on the couch with the hope that she can manage to obtain it from her boyfriend "Rod Prescott" (Robert Webber) the next day. But as luck would have it Rod comes to the house unexpectedly and that's when trouble begins for everyone involved. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that, although this film started off pretty well and certainly had potential, it fizzled out about half-way through due to both a lack of chemistry and humor. It does, however, feature two extremely beautiful women in Sharon Tate (as "Malibu") and the aforementioned Claudia Cardinale as well as a decent performance by Tony Curtis. But other than that there really isn't that much here and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Average.


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