Beach Party (1963)/Bikini Beach (1964)
The first entry in A.I.P.'s surfside slapstick series, "Beach Party" stars Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello as fun-loving teens who become the subject of anthropologist Bob Cummings' research into adolescent mating rituals. With Morey Amsterdam, Dorothy Malone, Dick Dale and The Del-Tones, and Harvey Lembeck as Eric Von Zipper. Next, Frankie plays himself and mop-topped British pop idol the Potato Bug (get it?)--and both are vying for Annette's attention--in "Bikini Beach," co-starring Don Rickles, Keenan Wynn, Little Stevie Wonder, and Boris Karloff. 198 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailers.
- William Asher
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Bob Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, Jody McCrea, Morey Amsterdam, John Ashley, Eva Six, Dick Dale and the Del Tones, David Landfield, Valora Noland, Duane Ament, Andy Romano, John Macchia, Jerry Brutsche, Bob Harvey, Linda Rogers, Alberta Nelson, Roger Bacon, Yvette Vickers, John Fain, Mike Nader, Brian Wilson, Lorie Summers, John Beach, Vincent Price