Pajama Party (1964)




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Out of the beaches and into the boudoirs go Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and the rest of the gang in Pajama Party. Actually, the whole megillah is as innocent as a newborn babe, but there's plenty of smirking and snickering during a wild 'n' wacky girl's slumber party. Frankie Avalon has only a cameo, relinquishing center stage to Tommy Kirk, playing a teenaged Martian (!) studying the lovemaking rituals of Earthlings. Old-timers Buster Keaton, Dorothy Lamour and Elsa Lanchester also weave in and out of the proceedings, with Keaton the only one who doesn't look as though he wishes he were somewhere else. And of course there's good old Harvey Lembeck as good old Eric "Why Me?" Von Zipper. Director Don Weis took over for Beach Party's William Asher in Pajama Party, remaining in charge for the ill-fated sequel Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966).
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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James H. Nicholson Productions

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Tommy Kirk
as Go Go
Elsa Lanchester
as Aunt Wendy
Harvey Lembeck
as Eric Von Zipper
Jesse White
as J. Sinister Hulk
Buster Keaton
as Chief Rotten Eagle
Jody McCrea
as Big Lunk
Ben Lessy
as Fleegle
Donna Loren
as Vikki
Susan Hart
as Jilda
Bobbi Shaw
as Helga
Cheryl Sweeten
as Francine
Luree Holmes
as Perfume girl
Dorothy Lamour
as Head saleslady
Andy Romano
as The Rat Pack
Linda Rogers
as The Rat Pack
Alan Fife
as The Rat Pack
Alberta Nelson
as The Rat Pack
Jerry Brutsche
as The Rat Pack
Bob Harvey
as The Rat Pack
Joi Holmes
as Topless-Bathing-Suit Model
Kerry Kollmar
as Little Boy
Joan Neel
as The Pajama Girl
Patricia O'Reilly
as The Pajama Girl
Marion Kildany
as The Pajama Girl
Linda Opie
as The Pajama Girl
Mary Beth Hughes
as The Pajama Girl
Patti Chandler
as The Pajama Girl
Laura Nicholson
as The Pajama Girl
Linda Benson
as The Pajama Girl
Carey Foster
as The Pajama Girl
Stacey Maxwell
as The Pajama Girl
Teri Hope
as The Pajama Girl
Margo Mehling
as The Pajama Girl
Diane Bond
as The Pajama Girl
Keva Page
as The Pajama Girl
Toni Basil
as The Pajama Girl
Kay Sutton
as The Pajama Girl
Connie Ducharme
as The Pajama Girl
Joyce Nizzari
as The Pajama Girl
Leslie Wenner
as The Pajama Girl
Ray Atkinson
as The Pajama Boy
Frank Alesia
as The Pajama Boy
Ned Wynn
as The Pajama Boy
Howard Curtis
as The Pajama Boy
John Fain
as The Pajama Boy
Mike Nader
as The Pajama Boy
Rick Newton
as The Pajama Boy
Guy Hemric
as The Pajama Boy
Ed Garner
as The Pajama Boy
Frank Mortiforte
as The Pajama Boy
Ronnie David
as The Pajama Boy
Gus Trikonis
as The Pajama Boy
Bob Pane
as The Pajama Boy
Roger Bacon
as The Pajama Boy
Ronnie Dayton
as The Pajama Boy
Ronnie Rondell Jr.
as The Pajama Boy
Don Rickles
as Big Bang The Martian
Teri Garr
as Dancer buried in sand
Allen Fife
as Rat Pack member
Mary Hughes
as The Pajama Girl
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Critic Reviews for Pajama Party

All Critics (9)

[Lacks] bounciness, the poppy energy that tends to make the utterly trivial nonsense in all of these movies seem like charmingly simplistic fun and not just careless trash.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

It's cheaper, it's dumber, it's obnoxious, it's boring. It's the Tommy Kirk one.

Full Review… | April 10, 2013

It's the kind of wacky teen comedy where the less brains you have the better chance you have for getting what this film is all about.

Full Review… | May 8, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Mindless, but classic teen musical comedy with Annette.

December 19, 2005

Even if the sole purpose of your film is this sort of cheap theatrics, you still need some semblance of a plot.

July 24, 2001
Apollo Guide

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August 15, 2005

Audience Reviews for Pajama Party


More of the same beach party hijinks, by now on autopilot, with plenty of old Hollywood types dropping in. Keaton gets away with stereotyping Native Americans only cause he goofing himself just as much. You will ask yourself "why am I watching this?" but its still kinda goofy fun.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Another of the famed "Beach" Movies that are a bit of long lost Americana.Not great film making, but paints a picture of a Happy Time in our History

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

An average "Beach" movie, nothing special except maybe Keaton's small role, he was in another "Beach" movie as well, though. It's somewhat fun, but somewhat boring as well. Overall, it's okay.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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