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Wild On The Beach (1965)

This run-of-the-mill Beach Movie introduces California college student Lee Sullivan (Sherry Jackson) who has been left a beach house in her late uncle's will and intends to transform it into a boarding house for girls...

Where The Boys Are (1960)

College girl Merritt Andrews (Dolores Hart) hits the road and drives down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Spring Break with her girlfriends - smart Tuggle (Paula Prentiss), vulnerable Melanie (Yvette Mimieux) and funny Angie (Connie...

Winter A Go-Go (1965)

Jeff Forrester (William Wellman Jr) inherits a ski lodge at Lake Tahoe. With the help of his friend and promotions director Danny Frazer (James Stacy) and his secretary Jo-Ann Wallace (Beverly Adams), he wants to renovate...

Pajama Party (1964)

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...

Out Of Sight (1966)

A spy's butler plans to follow in his employer's footsteps by tackling the case of a mad scientist at the beach. Out Of Sight was one of the better Beach Movie films, and featured great music from Freddie & The...

Girls On The Beach, The (1965)

Selma (Noreen Corcoran), Cynthia (Linda Marshall), and Betty (Nancy Spry) are trying to raise money to save their sorority house (Alpha Beta) when they run into Duke (Martin West), Brian (Steven Rogers), and Wayne (Aron Kincaid),...

Ski Party (1965)

An amiable, if vastly inferior take on Some Like it Hot (1959), set in a ski resort where college chums Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman do what any red-blooded American males would do on discovering their...

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

"It's the "Cycle Rats" vs "The Bikini's" on bikes - Thrills and Spills in the wildest motorcycle race ever run" With Frankie away on Naval Reserve duty in Tahiti, Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) and the rest of...

Muscle Beach Party (1964)

The original Beach Party (1963) was a big teen success, so the producers came up with this lacklustre sequel. When a new gym - managed by Jack Fanny (Don Rickles) - opens next to the beach, conflicts...

Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, The (1966)

The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini was a wild beach party romp in which a motorcycle gang gets involved with a Frankenstein's monster type at a haunted mansion. Hiram Stokely (Boris Karloff in one of his last film roles)...

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

"The Beach Party gang goes sky diving" This 1965 addition to the beach movie franchise from American International Pictures (AIP) singing star Sugar Kane (Linda Evans) being kidnapped. When Frankie (Frankie Avalon) sets out to rescue...

Beach Party (1963)

"It's what happens when 10,000 kids meet on 5,000 Beach Blankets!" An anthropologist studying the sex habits of young people finds himself in the middle of a pie-throwing brawl. The first and most famous of the Beach...

Beach Ball (1965)

"Those surf ridin', skin divin', sky jumpin', drag racin', beach bashin' boys and their bikini beauties . . . in a blast of a beach brawl!" Dick Martin (Edd Byrnes), manager of the college rock and...

Back To The Beach (1987)

It's hard to imagine who Lyndall Hobbs thought would love her parody of early sixties beach movies like How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) - kids who were too young to have seen the originals...

Annette Funicello

Born on 22 October 1942, Annette Funicello became an overnight sensation in 1955 when she first appeared on a new afternoon TV show, at the age of 13. Her appearance as a pretty, intelligent, talented and...

Beach Movies

The rise of Surf Music in the early 60s, coupled with the general surfing craze that was sweeping the USA, inevitably began to spawn movies, with Beach Party (1963) starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello doing particularly...

Bikini Beach (1964)

Another surf-and-sand-and-teenagers episode from American International where, once again, Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) and Frankie (Frankie Avalon) supply the romance and the songs. Frankie's rival for Dee Dee's affection this time is the Potato Bug (Ronnie...

Gidget (1959)

Sixteen-year-old Frances Lawrence (pert blonde, blue-eyed screen newcomer Sandra Dee at her most innocent) is the film's title character, christened 'Gidget' by her friends at the beach (girl + midget = Gidget). Gidget and her more...

It’s a Bikini World (1967)

Mike Samson (Tommy Kirk), the big man on his southern California beach and the object of desire of every girl on the beach, falls for Delilah Dawes (Deborah Walley), who is in the area visiting...

Ski Fever (1966)

An Austrian-Yugoslavian attempt at a frothy Beach Party-style ski movie with music and songs by AIP’s Hemric and Styner duo who did the music for the beach party films Brian Davis (Martin Milner) is an American...

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