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Muscle Beach Party (1964) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by William Asher and produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson.

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Musical Monday: “Muscle Beach Party” (1964)

on Mar 10, 2014 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: ?Muscle Beach Party” &... Read full article


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[Dee Dee walk in on Julie making out with Frankie]
Frankie: Dee Dee, hi. Um... you remember her? Her name's Julie.
Dee Dee: Oh, I remember her. The bride of Godzilla!


Dee Dee: I have just one question. Did you kiss him because he's lovable, or because he's the only man on the beach?
Julie: Because he looked hungry. His last meal obviously didn't satisfy him.
Dee Dee: Oh, it's a good thing you happended along. I'm sure you could cater supper to an entire army.
Frankie: Now that's in bad taste.
Julie: Oh, no. One man at a time. I like to be a devoted chef.
Dee Dee: But right now you're serving a lot of free meals. Sort of a one-woman bread line.
Frankie: Ooo, that's smart!
Julie: [getting angry] I can afford it!
Dee Dee: Then he must be of your charity cases!
Frankie: Hold on, the football here would like to say something.
Dee Dee: Well, I'm not through!
Frankie: Figures!
Dee Dee: [to Julie] As the man said, this is a public beach and we're supposed to keep it clean.
Frankie: Now that's really in bad taste!
Julie: [to Dee Dee] Then perhaps, you better leave.
Frankie: Very good!
Dee Dee: [to Julie] I plan to!
Frankie: No, wait. Don't quit now, Dee Dee. I think your ahead.
Dee Dee: Okay, how's this for a closer?
[slaps him]


S.Z. Matts: How come you're in that cage protected, and I'm out here getting bumbed off?
Cappy: Sanctuary.
Julie: Sanctuary?
Cappy: Yeah, sanctuary from them. These beach kids. I had to build this thing to protect myself. I used to have a beautiful Cappy's place even more beautiful than this. And just last year, these beach kids completely demolished it and pretty near demolished me with it during a rumble all because of a stranger like you. Hey, you're not another one of those anthropologist explorers or something? A sex maniac maybe?
S.Z. Matts: I don't have any hobbies.


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This was the first acting role for Peter Lupus who is playing Flex Martian under the name "Rock Stevens". This would lead to an early career in Europe where he would play the lead role in various sword and sandal/mythological muscleman movies that were then in vogue.
Average Shot Length = ~5.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~4.9 seconds.
Mary Hughes's film debut.
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