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Ride the Wild Surf (1964) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Don Taylor and produced by Art Napoleon.

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Chicks Dig Guys Who "Ride the Wild Surf"

By Rick29 on Mar 27, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

This surprisingly entertaining teen pic sounds like a rip-off of American-International’s Beach Party films. Yet, while it was made in the midst of those movies, Ride the Wild Surf chose to catch an altogether different wave. Stars Fabian and Shelley Fabares don’t sing a single song̵... Read full article


Summer Beach Movies - Ride The Wild Surf (1964)

By monty on Aug 23, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

I haven't seen this film yet, but it sounds pretty cool. The story follows three surfers Jody Wallis (Fabian), Steamer Lane (Tab Hunter) and Chase Colton (Peter Brown), who come to Hawaii's Oahu Island to ride the world's biggest waves and compete against surfers from all over the world. Steamer ... Read full article


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Tab Hunter darkened his hair and Peter Brown lightened his hair in order to better match the athletes who did the actual surfing for them in the movie.
Fabian shaved off his chest hair in order to give his torso a smooth look for his many "beefcake" scenes.
The first feature film directed by TV-veteran Don Taylor. When his mother died during filming, Columbia brought in Phil Karlson to direct a few scenes in Taylor's absence. According to Tab Hunter's autobiography, Karlson directed the scene in which Hunter assures his future mother-in-law that he's not a beach bum but rather a hard-working citizen.
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