Beach Party


Beach Party (1963)



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Professor Bob Cummings is an anthropologist who uses a telescope to study the mating habits of teenagers, namely Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. However, Cummings' secretary Dorothy Malone wishes that his boss would get his mind off bikinis and surfers. Meanwhile trouble brews when Eric Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck) tries to abduct Annette. Watch for cameo appearances by Vincent Price and Elizabeth Montgomery.

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Critic Reviews for Beach Party

All Critics (7)

Silly '60s surf musical with stereotypes, sexual situations.

Jan 13, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

a barrage of live-action cartoon madness aimed at the in-the-moment entertainment atmosphere of, well, a party.

Mar 25, 2013 | Full Review…

First of the long-running series. Not that bad and good nostalgia

Aug 7, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Beach Party

A bearded scientist type goes to spring break to investigate what's happening with those kooky kollege kids dancing and wiggling around next-to-naked and right in public, too, inaugurating American International Pictures sleazoid attempt to seize the youth market by defining it. Annette bravely plays a teenage Doris Day, the only girl on the beach not giving it up, but threatening to, dammit, threatening to alla time. So she's the only one Frankie wants.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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This is the first of the "Beach" movies with Frankie and Annette, and it's the best one of them. If you only see one "Beach" movie, see this one.

Aj V
Aj V

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