Wild on the Beach (1965)

77 mins | Comedy | August 1965

Director:

Maury Dexter

Producer:

Maury Dexter

Cinematographer:

Jacques Marquette

Editor:

Jodie Copelan

Production Company:

Lippert, Inc.
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HISTORY

Referring to the picture by its working title, Beach House Party, a 7 Apr 1965 DV news item announced that singing duo Jackie Miller and Gayle Caldwell (credited as “Jackie & Gayle”) would make their feature film debuts in the Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. release. Wild on the Beach also marked the feature motion picture debut of Cher'>Sonny & Cher, then married singing duo whose debut album, Look at Us, was released around the same time as the film.
       Principal photography began on 12 Apr 1965 at Producers Studio in Hollywood, CA. Theatrical release occurred four months later, with regional openings beginning in mid-Aug 1965, as indicated in the 11 Aug 1965 [Kingston, NY] Kingston Daily Freeman.
       A soundtrack album was released by RCA Victor, as noted in a 14 Jul 1965 Var item. A negative review in the 27 Jul 1965 DV disparaged lead actor Frankie Randall’s vocals on certain tracks, especially in juxtaposition to real-life “rockers” Cher'>Sonny & Cher, Cindy Malone, The Astronauts, Jackie & Gayle, and Sandy Nelson. ... More Less

Referring to the picture by its working title, Beach House Party, a 7 Apr 1965 DV news item announced that singing duo Jackie Miller and Gayle Caldwell (credited as “Jackie & Gayle”) would make their feature film debuts in the Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. release. Wild on the Beach also marked the feature motion picture debut of Cher'>Sonny & Cher, then married singing duo whose debut album, Look at Us, was released around the same time as the film.
       Principal photography began on 12 Apr 1965 at Producers Studio in Hollywood, CA. Theatrical release occurred four months later, with regional openings beginning in mid-Aug 1965, as indicated in the 11 Aug 1965 [Kingston, NY] Kingston Daily Freeman.
       A soundtrack album was released by RCA Victor, as noted in a 14 Jul 1965 Var item. A negative review in the 27 Jul 1965 DV disparaged lead actor Frankie Randall’s vocals on certain tracks, especially in juxtaposition to real-life “rockers” Cher'>Sonny & Cher, Cindy Malone, The Astronauts, Jackie & Gayle, and Sandy Nelson. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
7 Apr 1965
p. 4.
Daily Variety
9 Apr 1965
p. 13.
Daily Variety
13 Apr 1965
p. 8.
Daily Variety
27 Jul 1965
p. 7.
Kingston Daily Freeman [Kingston, NY]
11 Aug 1965
p. 26.
Los Angeles Times
13 Feb 1966
Section B, p. 7.
New Castle News
21 Sep 1965
p. 11.
New York Times
22 Jun 1965.
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The Times [San Mateo, CA]
10 Jul 1965
p. 41.
Variety
14 Jul 1965
p. 42.
Variety
15 Dec 1965
p. 8.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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Asst dir
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COSTUMES
MUSIC
MAKEUP
Makeup
SOURCES
SONGS
"Little Speedy Gonzales," music by Stan Ross
lyrics by Bobby Beverly
"House on the Beach," "Gods of Love" and "Run Away From Him," music and lyrics by "By" Dunahm and by Bobby Beverly
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SONGS
"Little Speedy Gonzales," music by Stan Ross
lyrics by Bobby Beverly
"House on the Beach," "Gods of Love" and "Run Away From Him," music and lyrics by "By" Dunahm and by Bobby Beverly
"Yellow Haired Woman (Tic-a-tic-a-tac)," "Rock the World" and "Winter Nocturne," music and lyrics by "By" Dunham and E. Davis
"Pyramid Stomp," music and lyrics by "By" Dunham and Jimmie Haskell
"Drum Dance," music by Joe Saracino, lyrics by Frank Warren
"Its Gonna Rain," music and lyrics by Sonny Bono
"Snap It," muisc and lyrics and Jimmie Haskell.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Beach House Party
Release Date:
August 1965
Premiere Information:
Kingston, NY, opening: 11 Aug 1965; New York City opening: 25 Aug 1965
Production Date:
began 12 Apr 1965
Copyright Claimant:
Lippert, Inc.
Copyright Date:
11 August 1965
Copyright Number:
LP31750
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
77
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lee Sullivan, a student at a California college, inherits a beach house from her uncle. She wants to use the building as a girls' boardinghouse, thus alleviating the student housing shortage and financing her education. Meanwhile, Adam plans to turn the house into a boys' boardinghouse, claiming that he received permission to do so while Lee's uncle was still alive. Adam files first for an off-campus housing permit, and the boys take up residence in the house. Lee also receives a permit, and the administrative mixup makes for constant parties on the beach. A romance blossoms between Lee and Adam, and the housing problem is resolved when the boys acquire a nearby ... +


Lee Sullivan, a student at a California college, inherits a beach house from her uncle. She wants to use the building as a girls' boardinghouse, thus alleviating the student housing shortage and financing her education. Meanwhile, Adam plans to turn the house into a boys' boardinghouse, claiming that he received permission to do so while Lee's uncle was still alive. Adam files first for an off-campus housing permit, and the boys take up residence in the house. Lee also receives a permit, and the administrative mixup makes for constant parties on the beach. A romance blossoms between Lee and Adam, and the housing problem is resolved when the boys acquire a nearby cottage. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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