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Beach Party Overview:

Beach Party (1963) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by William Asher and produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson, Lou Rusoff and Robert Dillon.

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Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide: Beach Party Movies

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 27, 2020 From 4 Star Films

In our ongoing series, we’ve turned our focus to a specific person or genre we want to try and shine a light on. Today our topic is summer-themed. While it’s not exactly a venerated subgenre, the beach party movies are enjoyable nonetheless for evoking the surf craze and the teen beach c... Read full article


Musical Monday: Beach Party (1963)

on Aug 24, 2015 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Beach Party? (1964)? Musica... Read full article


Beach Party Blogathon: The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

By KC on Jun 12, 2015 From Classic Movies

Take a beach party movie a la Frankie and Annette, mix it with the creature from the Black Lagoon, and shake it till it loses most of its brain cells and that's The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965). Far from his heyday playing hunky leading man to Dorothy Lamour and Maria Montez, John Hall direct... Read full article


The Beach Party Blogathon: Stromboli

By The Wonderful World of Cinema on Jun 12, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

It’s June, it’s almost summer. It’s time to swim, go at the beach, drink lemonade, but also, for us, bloggers, it’s time for the Beach Party Blogathon. This wonderful event is hosted by Speakeasy and Silver Screenings. For the occasion, I’ve decided to explore Roberto R... Read full article


The Beach Party Series Comes to a Sad End with "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini"

By Rick29 on Jun 10, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

This was not the film's original title. As visitors to this blog know, we are Beach Party proponents, Annette admirers, and Frankie aficionados. Yes, we like our BP movies, but what is one to make of the last--and least--entry in American International's seven-film series? Frankie and Annette are n... Read full article


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Frankie: You know, the only thing I've studied this semester is you.
Dolores: Well, I hope you don't flunk.
Frankie: Well, there's always summer school, you know.


Cappy: Well, you came to the right cat. If anything you want to know about these kids I can tell you the whole thing in two words - they're nuts.


Cappy: Just one thing, Professor, will you level with me? What's with the feather duster? The beard? You think it moves the chicks?
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: No, it usually works the other way.
Cappy: I don't dig. You don't want to level with me?
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: All right, I'll level with you. When I first started out at Harvard, I was the youngest professor at the university. I was so young that it was sickening. No one took me seriously. Every time when I opened my mouth to speak, my students laughed, the other professors laughed, even the janitors laughted. Well, I knew it couldn't go on for long before I would be fired by the dean who did not want a professor that his students didn't take seriously. So one day at lunch, I sat down in the student cafeteria and presented my problem to this old professor friend of mine. And without even glancing up from his soup, he said to me: "buy yourself a pair of glasses and grow a beard." So you see, all of this is just 18 years of professor windowdressing.
Cappy: Amazing how our lives parallel. You have that, and I have this.
[points to the goatee on his chin]
Cappy: You know why I grew this? I got a dimple in my chin and I didn't want anyone mistaking me for Kirk Douglas.
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: But you don't look anything like Kirk Douglas.
Cappy: See? It works.


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Facts about

Was intended as a low-budget imitation of Elvis Presley's musical movies, with added teen appeal, but the series took on a life of its own.
Professor Sutwell gives his first names as Robert Orville - the same as Bob Cummings's own adopted names.
Average Shot Length = ~7.1 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.4 seconds.
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