Pajama Party (1964)

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One of those kitsch 1960s Californian beach party movies which began with Beach Party (1963).

In this one, Tommy Kirk plays a Martian scout sent to Earth to prepare for an invasion who drops in on the high jinks of a teenage party with suitably nonplussed results.

Meanwhile, a plot is afoot by two con men to steal the hostess’s money. The Martian falls in love with one of the girls at the party, thwarts the robbery and calls off the invasion.

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It is meant to be gently amusing but is unintentionally gut-wrenchingly funny, despite the presence of such greats as Buster Keaton and Dorothy Lamour.

Watch out for bit parts from 1980s one-hit wonder Toni Basil and 80s comedienne Teri Garr.

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Tommy Kirk
Connie
Annette Funicello
Aunt Wendy
Elsa Lanchester
Eric Von Zipper
Harvey Lembeck
J Sinister Hulk
Jesse White
Big Lunk
Jody McCrea
Fleegle
Ben Lessy
Vikki
Donna Loren
Jilda
Susan Hart
Helga
Bobbi Shaw
Candy
Candy Johnson
Chief Rotten Eagle
Buster Keaton
Head saleslady
Dorothy Lamour
Socum
Frankie Avalon
Big Bang
Don Rickles
Francine
Cheryl Sweeten
Rat Pack
Jerry Brutsche
Allen Fife
Bob Harvey
John Macchia
Alberta Nelson
Linda Rogers

Director
Don Weis