For Those Who Think Young (1964)

96 mins | Comedy | 3 June 1964

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HISTORY

The 19 Jul 1962 DV reported that Essex Productions, owned by actor-singer Frank Sinatra, was planning to star FL-based comedian Woody Woodbury in his first feature film. The 27 Feb 1963 issue announced the title as A Young Man’s Fancy, co-starring Ann-Margret. One week later, DV stated that James Darren joined the cast. As noted in the 8 Mar 1963 edition, executive producer Howard W. Koch traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to scout locations. On 24 May 1963, a DV news item mentioned that Pamela Tiffin had replaced Ann-Margret.
       The 6 Jul 1963 NYT and 12 Jul 1963 LAT reported the film’s official title as For Those Who Think Young, taken from the current advertising slogan for Pepsi-Cola. Principal photography began 14 Aug 1963, as stated in a 16 Aug 1963 DV production chart. Production took place at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, CA, for release through United Artists Corporation (UA). During the first week of shooting, the “Ill and Injured” column of the 19 Aug 1963 DV listed Howard W. Koch, who “fell off a car while watching a scene being filmed.” The 27 Aug 1963 issue stated that Woody Woodbury took a brief hiatus to host the Miss USA pageant that weekend, in Huntington, WV. On 27 Sep 1963, DV announced that Koch and business partner Aubrey Schenck were taking over the project, following the dissolution of Essex Productions.
       According to the 25 Oct 1963 LAT, “hundreds” of youthful guests were invited ... More Less

The 19 Jul 1962 DV reported that Essex Productions, owned by actor-singer Frank Sinatra, was planning to star FL-based comedian Woody Woodbury in his first feature film. The 27 Feb 1963 issue announced the title as A Young Man’s Fancy, co-starring Ann-Margret. One week later, DV stated that James Darren joined the cast. As noted in the 8 Mar 1963 edition, executive producer Howard W. Koch traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to scout locations. On 24 May 1963, a DV news item mentioned that Pamela Tiffin had replaced Ann-Margret.
       The 6 Jul 1963 NYT and 12 Jul 1963 LAT reported the film’s official title as For Those Who Think Young, taken from the current advertising slogan for Pepsi-Cola. Principal photography began 14 Aug 1963, as stated in a 16 Aug 1963 DV production chart. Production took place at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, CA, for release through United Artists Corporation (UA). During the first week of shooting, the “Ill and Injured” column of the 19 Aug 1963 DV listed Howard W. Koch, who “fell off a car while watching a scene being filmed.” The 27 Aug 1963 issue stated that Woody Woodbury took a brief hiatus to host the Miss USA pageant that weekend, in Huntington, WV. On 27 Sep 1963, DV announced that Koch and business partner Aubrey Schenck were taking over the project, following the dissolution of Essex Productions.
       According to the 25 Oct 1963 LAT, “hundreds” of youthful guests were invited to the beach set on Paramount’s Stage 8 while filming was underway, in the hope of publicizing the upcoming release through word-of-mouth. Product placement was reportedly a high priority for the production, with women’s wear supplied by Jax, men’s wear by Sy Devore, swimwear by Peter Pan, and neckties by Wembley. Other sponsors included Pepsi-Cola, Minox, Sony, International House of Pancakes, Honda, Coppertone, and Buick, which supplied a custom Riviera sedan, valued at $18,000. Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream created a new flavor, “Surfer’s Gremmie Nut,” in honor of the film. In addition to the regular crew, a small production unit was on set shooting “featurettes” for television, while still photograhers gathered images for print media.
Various sources have stated that Malibu, CA, and Occidental College in Los Angeles were used as filming locations.
       For Those Who Think Young marked the screen debuts of Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Frank Sinatra, Claudia Martin, daughter of actor-singer Dean Martin, and Laurie Burton, a studio secretary who sneaked into an audition among a group of swimsuit-clad hopefuls. The picture marked the last screen appearance of character actor Addison Richards, who died on 22 Mar 1964. Casting announcements included Susan Hart (6 Aug 1963 DV) ; Robert Beach (12 Aug 1963 1963 DV) ; Joan Thornton (28 Aug 1963 DV) ; Breland Rice (6 Sep 1963 1963 DV) ; Gene Ward and Harry Antrim (9 Sep 1963 DV). The 8 Aug 1963 DV identified Ted Allan as still photographer, and Alberto Morin as dialogue coach. An news brief in the 16 Dec 1963 issue noted that Red Doff was the associate producer.
       The 23 Aug 1963 DV reported that composer Jerry Fielding “pre-scored” the film that day. Recording began 12 Nov 1963, according to the 11 Nov 1963 edition.
       For Those Who Think Young opened 8 Jul 1964 in New York City, and 15 Jul 1964 in Los Angeles. The 10 Jun 1964 DV indicated an opening in Chicago, IL, seven days earlier. Reviews in the 19 May 1964 DV and 9 Jul 1964 NYT dismissed the picture as “frothy foolishness” and “about as obvious and empty as a breeze.” The public was more receptive, exemplified by receipts of $155,000 from twenty-five Los Angeles locations, as reported in the 21 Jul 1964 DV. The picture closed fourteen months later in Portland, OR, according to the 29 Sep 1965 Var.
       The 20 Jul 1964 DV stated that UA and Regency Records sponsored a singing competition in which contestants performed the film’s unreleased title song. At the time of the article, fifteen finalists were culled from 2,500 entrants. First prize was a contract with Regency Records and “a one-night showcase” at the Crescendo nightclub. Among the judges were television host Dick Clark, radio personality Danny Dark, and the singing team of Nino Tempo and April Stevens.
       According to the 5 Aug 1965 DV, ventriloquist Paul Winchell sued producers Howard W. Koch, Hugh Benson, and Aubrey Schenck, UA, and actor Bob Denver, claiming they appropriated his character, “Mr. Goody-Good,” portrayed in the film as “Kelp.” The prosecution’s only demand to date was that the defendants be “enjoined from using the disputed characterization.” Winchell assumed his character, originally known as “Ozwald,” by placing eyes and a nose on his chin, covering his face above the mouth with a puppet body, and photographing the image upside down. The name was changed to “Mr. Goody-Good” following the assassinated of President John F. Kennedy by alleged gunman Lee Harvey Oswald. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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Daily Variety
19 Jul 1962
p. 5.
Daily Variety
27 Feb 1963
p. 7.
Daily Variety
6 Mar 1963
p. 6.
Daily Variety
8 Mar 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
24 May 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
6 Aug 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
8 Aug 1963
p. 8.
Daily Variety
12 Aug 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
16 Aug 1963
p. 8.
Daily Variety
19 Aug 1963
p. 11.
Daily Variety
23 Aug 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
27 Aug 1963
p. 10.
Daily Variety
28 Aug 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
6 Sep 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
9 Sep 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
27 Sep 1963
p. 3.
Daily Variety
11 Nov 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
16 Dec 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
12 Mar 1964
p. 4.
Daily Variety
24 Mar 1964
p. 18.
Daily Variety
8 May 1964
p. 4.
Daily Variety
19 May 1964
p. 3.
Daily Variety
10 Jun 1964
p. 3.
Daily Variety
20 Jul 1964
p. 6.
Daily Variety
21 Jul 1964
p. 3.
Daily Variety
3 Aug 1964
p. 3.
Daily Variety
5 Aug 1965
p. 2.
Daily Variety
28 Oct 1964
p. 11.
Los Angeles Times
30 May 1963
Section D, p. 14.
Los Angeles Times
26 Jun 1963
Section D, p. 11.
Los Angeles Times
12 Jul 1963
Section D, p. 11.
Los Angeles Times
6 Oct 1963
Section B, p. 6.
Los Angeles Times
25 Oct 1963
Section F, p. 13.
Los Angeles Times
12 Jul 1964
Section B, p. 12.
Los Angeles Times
17 Jul 1964
Section C, p. 13.
New York Times
6 Jul 1963
p. 7.
New York Times
9 Jul 1964
p. 27.
Variety
5 Jun 1963
p. 62.
Variety
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p. 4.
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p. 8.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
An Aubrey Schenck-Howard W. Koch Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dir
Set dir
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
SOURCES
SONGS
"For Those Who Think Love," words and music by Jerry Livingston and Mack David.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Young Man's Fancy
Release Date:
3 June 1964
Premiere Information:
Chicago opening: 3 June 1964
New York opening: 8 July 1964
Los Angeles opening: 15 July 1964
Production Date:
began 14 August 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Schenck--Koch Enterprises
Copyright Date:
3 June 1964
Copyright Number:
LP29362
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Techniscope
Duration(in mins):
96
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

The favorite pastime of Oceancrest College students, aside from surfing, is going to the Silver Palms club where comedian Woody Woodbury performs. Wealthy playboy "Ding" Pruitt falls in love with Sandy Palmer, Woodbury's niece; but the romance disturbs Edgar Cronin, Ding's grandfather, who tries to have the club closed. Sociology professor Dr. Pauline Thayer also considers the Silver Palms scandalous and would like to see it made off limits to students. She changes her mind, however, after she falls in love with Woodbury. When Ding announces his intention to marry Sandy, Cronin arranges for the club to be raided by the police, but he drops the charges when he is revealed to be an ex-bootlegger; he then gives his approval to both the Silver Palms and ... +


The favorite pastime of Oceancrest College students, aside from surfing, is going to the Silver Palms club where comedian Woody Woodbury performs. Wealthy playboy "Ding" Pruitt falls in love with Sandy Palmer, Woodbury's niece; but the romance disturbs Edgar Cronin, Ding's grandfather, who tries to have the club closed. Sociology professor Dr. Pauline Thayer also considers the Silver Palms scandalous and would like to see it made off limits to students. She changes her mind, however, after she falls in love with Woodbury. When Ding announces his intention to marry Sandy, Cronin arranges for the club to be raided by the police, but he drops the charges when he is revealed to be an ex-bootlegger; he then gives his approval to both the Silver Palms and Sandy. +

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