Beach Party

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

This sappy but painless picture proved to be a bonanza for AIP, launching the series of "beach movies" starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello (not to mention a number of imitations). Avalon, Funicello, and various empty-headed, well-built pals cavort on the beach under the observation of anthropologist Cummings and his secretary, Malone, who are...read more

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Beach Party - (Original Trailer)
In the first of the series, Beach Party (1963), anthropologist Bob Cummings studies surfers Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.
(Movie Clip) Open, Frankie & Annette
Long stretch of So-Cal coast from the opening of Beach Party, 1963, leading into Frankie (Frankie Avalon) and Dolores (Annette Funicello) in a convert (more…)
(Movie Clip) Professor Sutwell
Love that (bearded!) Bob Cummings (as Professor Sutwell), observing teens at play, visited by his fellow grown-up academic Marianne (Dorothy Malone) i (more…)
(Movie Clip) Swingin' and 'A-Surfin'
Dueling scene-stealers as Dick Dale leads the band in Swingin' and 'A-Surfin' until Frankie (Frankie Avalon) and pals are distracted by waitress Ava ( (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This sappy but painless picture proved to be a bonanza for AIP, launching the series of "beach movies" starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello (not to mention a number of imitations). Avalon, Funicello, and various empty-headed, well-built pals cavor… (more)

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