Beach Party ★★ 1963
Started the “Beach Party” series with the classic Funicello/Avalon combo. Scientist Cummings studying the mating habits of teenagers intrudes on a group of surfers, beach bums, and bikers, to his lasting regret. Typical beach party bingo, with sand, swimsuits, singing, dancing, and bare minimum in way of a plot. Followed by “Muscle Beach Party.” ♫Beach Party; Don't Stop Now; Promise Me Anything; Secret Surfin' Spot; Surfin' and aSwingin'; Treat Him Nicely. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Morey Amsterdam, Jody McCrea, John Ashley, Candy Johnson, Dolores Wells, Yvette Vickers, Eva Six, Brian Wilson, Vincent Price, Peter Falk, Dick Dale; D: William Asher; W: Lou Rusoff; C: Kay Norton; M: Les Baxter.