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A Swingin' Summer (1965)

Beach party escapade features a bookworm with glasses who learns to "groove", as she attempts to sing "Ready to Groove."

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Beach bum (as Mike Blodgett)
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Beach party escapade features a bookworm with glasses who learns to "groove", as she attempts to sing "Ready to Groove." Written by alfiehitchie

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Spread Out the Beach Towels...Grab Your Gals...it's gonna be A SWINGIN' SUMMER! See more »


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22 September 1966 (Mexico)  »

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La calda notte  »

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All of the musical performance sections are full of errors due to lip syncing issues and post-production techniques. Most noticeable are the harmonica solo on Justine, where the playing continues when the harp comes out of the sax player's mouth, and the use of the accordion to substitute for the less-easily moved HammondB-3 organ. Almost every shot with performance music has something wrong with it. See more »

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They don't make 'em like this anymore!!
24 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

The person who gave this movie a 10 was having some fun. Hey, fair enough! But really, it would be considered bad by 1964 standards and the Frankie Avalon, Fabian surf/beach movies of the day. Now its 45 years later and it does have Raquel's 1st credited role (even gets the "introducing" credit!!) so why not have some fun with it.

James Stacey is top billed and he had a long, but tragic-event type career. Nobody else of the cast will register, but there was Raquel. The old horn rim glasses, hair in a bun trick, til she decided to give a stunned James Stacy an eyeful on stage (like her bikini scenes didn't get his attention --- right!?!?!). She's hot, the movie is bad, but finishes with the Righteous Brothers doing there only real rock song, "Lucille" (they were good even before they got righteous!).

The funniest bit in the movie is that Gary Lewis, geekest rock star ever, and his Playboys, don't get to sing. They managed 4 or 5 pretty big hits, but at this stage only got to do backup playing and instrumentals (which include an accordion - I'm serious!!).

Don't you have to watch this after that build up? You might catch it on AMC, I think I found it on VOD. Hey, it's about an 1 and 15 minutes, and if you can fast forward thru some fight and robbery scenes (don't ask!), you'll be done in under an hour. Go for it!


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