• Beach Party (1963)

Beach Party

Release Date: August 7th, 1963

DVD Release Date: September 5th, 2000

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Dolores (Annette Funicello) and Frankie (Frankie Avalon), attractive young surfers in Southern California, are just out for a good time. Their relaxed lifestyle fascinates Professor Sutwell (Bob Cummings), an anthropologist who decides to study the social lives of teens. A series of beach-themed films would follow the blueprint set by this one, which hinges on romantic rivalries, rugged motorcyclists, an attempted crime and plenty of handsome people.

Cast: Bob Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, Jody McCrea, John Ashley, Morey Amsterdam

Director: William Asher

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Alta Films Productions, American International Pictures (AIP)

Keywords: Amusing, 1960s, Rivalry, Growing up, Temptation