Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

100 mins | Comedy | 1963

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writer:

Earl Hamner Jr.

Producer:

Michael A. Hoey

Cinematographer:

Harold Lipstein

Production Designer:

LeRoy Deane

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Palm Springs, ... More Less

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Asst cam
Asst cam
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Asst art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Men's cost
Men's cost
Women's cost
Women's cost
Women's cost
MUSIC
SOUND
Sd mix
Boom op
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Makeup
Body makeup
Supv hairstyles
Hairstyles
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod asst
Scr supv
Loc mgr
Prop master
Dial dir
Stills
SOURCES
SONGS
"Live Young," words and music by Larry Kusik and Paul Evans, sung by Troy Donahue.
PERFORMER
DETAILS
Release Date:
1963
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 5 November 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures
Copyright Date:
23 November 1963
Copyright Number:
LP29432
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
100
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Every Easter, Palm Springs, California, is invaded by youngsters seeking fun and adventure, to the distress of Police Chief Dixon and his wife, Cora. On one of the buses headed for the vacation spot is a college basketball team with its captain, medical student Jim Munroe, and Coach Campbell. On the same bus is Hollywood High School senior Gail Lewis, who pretends to be a wealthy college girl. The bus breaks down, and Gail gets a ride to the resort with playboy Eric Dean, the spoiled son of a millionaire. On the way they meet Stretch Fortune, a Hollywood stuntman from Texas, to whom Gail becomes attracted. In Palm Springs, Jim meets Chief Dixon's daughter Bunny, who works in a record shop; and he takes her to a party, which is invaded by local hoodlums. After a brawl that ends up at the police station, everyone is released with a warning, but Chief Dixon forbids Jim to see his daughter again. Meanwhile, Eric tries to force himself on Gail, but she is rescued by Stretch, who gives Eric a beating. Stretch is pursued by the maddened Eric, who sideswipes Stretch's car, causing it to overturn. Jim, who has been trailing the two, pulls Stretch from the burning wreck. Gail visits Stretch at the hospital, confesses that she is only a high school student, and obtains his forgiveness. Meanwhile, Coach Campbell has won the affections of Mrs. Yates, a widow who owns the hotel where the team is staying, and Gail's homely roommate, Amanda North, has paired off with Biff Roberts, a bumbling member of the basketball team. As the students leave Palm Springs, Bunny promises to wait for Jim ... +


Every Easter, Palm Springs, California, is invaded by youngsters seeking fun and adventure, to the distress of Police Chief Dixon and his wife, Cora. On one of the buses headed for the vacation spot is a college basketball team with its captain, medical student Jim Munroe, and Coach Campbell. On the same bus is Hollywood High School senior Gail Lewis, who pretends to be a wealthy college girl. The bus breaks down, and Gail gets a ride to the resort with playboy Eric Dean, the spoiled son of a millionaire. On the way they meet Stretch Fortune, a Hollywood stuntman from Texas, to whom Gail becomes attracted. In Palm Springs, Jim meets Chief Dixon's daughter Bunny, who works in a record shop; and he takes her to a party, which is invaded by local hoodlums. After a brawl that ends up at the police station, everyone is released with a warning, but Chief Dixon forbids Jim to see his daughter again. Meanwhile, Eric tries to force himself on Gail, but she is rescued by Stretch, who gives Eric a beating. Stretch is pursued by the maddened Eric, who sideswipes Stretch's car, causing it to overturn. Jim, who has been trailing the two, pulls Stretch from the burning wreck. Gail visits Stretch at the hospital, confesses that she is only a high school student, and obtains his forgiveness. Meanwhile, Coach Campbell has won the affections of Mrs. Yates, a widow who owns the hotel where the team is staying, and Gail's homely roommate, Amanda North, has paired off with Biff Roberts, a bumbling member of the basketball team. As the students leave Palm Springs, Bunny promises to wait for Jim until he finishes medical school, and even Chief Dixon softens enough to invite the young people back next Easter. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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