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Gidget Grows Up (1969)

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Movie 30 December 1969
After spending the last two years in Europe as an exchange student, Gidget returns home to California only to discover that things have changed. The letters she had been writing to her ... See full summary »

Director:

James Sheldon

Writers:

John McGreevey, Frederick Kohner (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Valentine ... Gidget Lawrence
Edward Mulhare ... Alex MacLaughlin
Paul Petersen ... Moondoggie Griffith
Warner Anderson ... Ambassador Post
Robert Cummings ... Russ Lawrence (as Bob Cummings)
Nina Foch ... Bibi Crosby
Paul Lynde ... Louis B. Latimer
Susan Batson ... Diana Otessa
Hal Frederick Hal Frederick ... Lee Basumba
Helen Funai Helen Funai ... Minnie Chan
Mario Aniov Mario Aniov ... Abdul Ahmed III
Gunilla Knudson Gunilla Knudson ... Katrina Lund (as Gunilla Knudsen)
Doreen Lang Doreen Lang ... Mrs. Willard
Michael Lembeck ... Arnold
Davis Roberts ... Bukumbu Representative
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Storyline

After spending the last two years in Europe as an exchange student, Gidget returns home to California only to discover that things have changed. The letters she had been writing to her beloved "moondoggie" to try to make him jealous have had the wrong effect. Disillusioned with love, and after hearing a speech on television, she decides to make a real difference in the world by going to New York to become a youth worker at the United Nations. While there she has a proposal of marriage from an extremely wealthy Arabian Sheik, but instead she falls for a handsome but older Australian diplomat. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Turkish | Japanese | Spanish

Release Date:

30 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gidget ya no es una niña See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Screen Gems See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

About 45 minutes into the film (when Gidget's seen walking in various NYC locales), she passes by the barely just started to be built work WTC (Works Trade Center) towers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gidget Lawrence: Well, there it is. The United Nations. One of humanities nobelist achievements. And here am I, Gidget Lawrence. Currently one of humanities most miserable misfits.
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Connections

Follows Gidget (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Growing Up
Music by Shorty Rogers
Lyrics by Kelly Gordon
Sung by Jean King
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This is an Awesome movie that the entire family can all watch together.
21 September 2013 | by michelerv1See all my reviews

I adored this movie when I first watched it as a young thirteen year old on TV when it premiered. I've always loved Karen Valentine ever since I first spotted her on Room 222. What a wonderful movie and step back in time. I have also been trying to find Gidget Goes Hawaiian on the Internet for years, but to no avail. They never show that one anymore. *Sigh* For anyone who Loved the Gidget movies, you are going to LOVE this one. Karen V, Paul L, and Paul P were the absolute BEST! It is great to see Gidget doing something other than surfing and hanging out at the beach. And as much as I have always loved Gidget and Moondoggie as a couple, it was also nice to see her not pining over him this time. I guess she really did "Grow Up!" I Loved It! Thank you for uploading this wonderful movie...


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