Beach Blanket Bingo Movie Review 1965

Information and Film Reviews for Beach Blanket Bingo the Movie

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Fifth entry in the "Beach Party" series (after "Pajama Party") is by far the best and has achieved near-cult status. Both Funicello and Avalon are back, but this time a very young Evans catches Avalon's eye. Throw in a mermaid, some moon-doggies, skydiving, sizzling beach parties, and plenty of nostalgic golly-gee-whiz fun and you have the classic '60s beach movie. Totally implausible, but that's half the fun when the sun-worshipping teens become involved in a kidnapping and occasionally break into song. Followed by "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Comedy, Beach Blanket Bingo, Surfing, Beach Party, Teen Angst, Kidnapped!, Mermaids
William Asher, Sher Townsend, Leo Townsend
Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Linda Evans, Don Rickles, Buster Keaton, Paul Lynde, Harvey Lembeck, Deborah Walley, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Marta Kristen, Timothy Carey, Earl Wilson, Bobbi Shaw, Brian Wilson
Floyd Crosby
William Asher
Les Baxter
James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff, American International Pictures (A.I.P.)

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