Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

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Movie Info

Part of American-International's "Beach Party" series, Beach Blanket Bingo was directed by William Asher. Frankie (Frankie Avalon) briefly deserts Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) in favor of pop star Sugar Kane (Linda Evans). Also around and about is a mermaid, appropriately named Lorelei (Marta Kristen). Scurrilous cycle gang leader Eric Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck) finds time to sing a tune, while Paul Lynde sneers a lot, Don Rickles insults a lot, Buster Keaton mimes a lot, and columnist Earl Wilson lets everybody know who he is by exclaiming "That's Earl, brother." The whole cast rushes to the rescue when South Dakota Slim (Timothy Carey) binds the lovely Sugar Kane to a buzzsaw.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Studio:
MGM

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Cast

Frankie Avalon
as Frankie
Linda Evans
as Sugar Kane
Deborah Walley
as Bonnie Graham
Harvey Lembeck
as Eric Von Zipper
John Ashley
as Steve Gordon
Jody McCrea
as Bonehead
Donna Loren
as Donna
Marta Kristen
as Lorelei
Timothy Carey
as South Dakota Slim
Mike Nader
as Butch
Don Rickles
as Big Drop
Paul Lynde
as Bullets
Andy Romano
as Rat Pack
Buster Keaton
as Himself
Jerry Brutsche
as Rat Pack Member
Earl Wilson
as Himself
John Macchia
as Rat Pack Member
Bobbi Shaw
as Bobbi
Bob Harvey
as Rat Pack Member
Alberta Nelson
as Rat Pack
Myrna Ross
as Rat Pack Member
Ed Garner
as Beach Boy
Guy Hemric
as Beach Boy
Duane Ament
as Beach Boy
Brian Wilson
as Beach Boy
Mickey Dora
as Beach Boy
Ned Wynn
as Beach Boy
Mary Beth Hughes
as Beach Girl
Salli Sachse
as Beach Girl
Luree Holmes
as Beach Girl
Laura Nicholson
as Beach Girl
Darlene Lucht
as Beach Girl
Frank Alesia
as Beach Boy
John Macchia
as Rat Pack Member
Allen Fife
as Rat Pack
Mary Hughes
as Beach Girl
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Critic Reviews for Beach Blanket Bingo

All Critics (10)

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | April 26, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

How anyone can be in a bad mood after they watch this would be beyond me. A great cult classic!

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
Film Geek Central

Easily the most consistently entertaining movie in the [beach party] series.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

Bingo never slows down, never misses a beat, never stops being anything but great, great fun.

Full Review… | May 5, 2013
Popcornworld

Silly, but so campy fluff with Annette and Frankie.

July 27, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Audience Reviews for Beach Blanket Bingo

Yes, it's another predictable, silly, stupid "Beach" movie! No surprises here.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

I'm not going to hide it, I dug this film a lot. If swingin' music, hot chicks in bikinis, pansy ass biker gangs, mermaids and wacky high jinks are up your alley; I think you'll like it too.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Funny!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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