• Gidget (1959)


Release Date: 1959

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Diminutive teenager Francie Lawrence (Sandra Dee) has a bunch of boy-crazy friends, but she could care less about boys. That is, until she goes to the beach one day and meets surfer Jeffrey "Moondoggie" Matthews (James Darren) and his friends, including Burt "The Big Kahuna" Vail (Cliff Robertson). Now, Francie, whom the boys call "Gidget" -- short for girl midget -- wants to learn how to surf, so she buys a used board and dives into the sunny world of Southern California surfing fever.

Cast: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, The Four Preps , Mary LaRoche, Joby Baker, Tom Laughlin

Director: Paul Wendkos

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Underdog, Father, Amusing, Mother, Charming, 1950s, Forbidden love, Growing up