Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) William Asher, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Comedy, Musical, Romance

Frankie (Frankie Avalon) and the gang are hitting the beach for some good old-fashioned shenanigans. To get the party underway, the manager (Paul Lynde) of pop singer Sugar Kane (Linda Evans) decides a skydiving publicity stunt will really do the trick. As Frankie and the others are pulled into the plan, things get out of control. Throw in Bonehead (Jody McCrea) falling in love with a mermaid (Marta Kristen) and a kidnapping biker (Harvey Lembeck), and the party’s just getting started.

I’ve hesitated to make any comments about this one of the beach movies. It’s like commenting on Citizen Kane or 2001 – too daunting. First of all, along with the COMPLETELY regular cast, it’s one of the ones with Don Rickles. People have said that he just doesn’t come across well in anything that’s SCRIPTED for him, but that’s far from completely true. Just watch for the little moment with him, after Frankie does his skydiving – it’s a “classic” Don Rickles moment. And Paul Lynde could always be funny, with or without a script (most recently, fans of Roger the alien on “American Dad” are interested in him). One of his best lines is when Earl Wilson – who looks like the most straight-laced person in the world – wants to visit the surfers’ hangout a second time. Lynde says, “Which girl is it, Earl?” And then there are Jody MacCrea (sp.) and Marta Kristen in the “Lorelei” subplot. Anyone who’s seen brooding movies like “Night Tide” might like this mainly COMICAL mermaid story (not that it’s the first or last one, of course). And of course, Timothy Carey as South Dakota Slim, who steals Sugar Kane from Erich Von Zipper, after Von Zipper went to the trouble of kidnapping her himself! Anyway, these are just SOME of the things going for it. The only thing missing from this beach movie is the cameo – I’ve always wondered why that is.



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Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance | Director: William Asher

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