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Wild On The Beach (1965)

Run-of-the-mill Beach Movie with a group of teenage girls inadvertently renting the same beach house as a group of teenage boys . . . uh-oh! – now they are going “Wild On The Beach”.

Sherry Jackson and singer Frankie Randall (being hailed as a new Sinatra at the time) head the cast in this tale of a group of teenagers who take over a beach house when there is a housing shortage on their campus. Their wrangling and romantic entanglements take up most of the screen time.

Despite the opportunity to “hear 11 great songs as your favourite recording swingers get with the big beat” (sic), the film would be totally forgettable were it not for the presence of Sonny and Cher in the cast.

The couple had just become pop sensations, and the film marked the screen debut of 19-year-old Cher. It also featured popular drummer, Sandy Nelson.

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Songs included The Gods Of LoveHouse On The BeachRun Away From HimThe Yellow Haired WomanRock The WorldWinter NocturnePyramid StompCrum DanceIt’s Gonna RainSnap It and Little Speedy Gonzales.

Director Maury Dexter was an expert at turning out low-budget B-movies in the 1960s, most of them horror movies or teen-slanted pop-music films. This one was written by Harry Spalding from an original story by Hank Tany (if you are even remotely interested).

Adam
Frankie Randall
Lee Sullivan
Sherry Jackson
Jackie and Gayle
Jackie and Gayle
The Astronauts
The Astronauts
Sonny Bono
Sonny Bono
Cher
Cher
Cindy Malone
Cindy Malone
Sandy Nelson
Sandy Nelson
Russ Bender
Russ Bender

Director
Maury Dexter

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