castFrankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Linda Evans, Marta Kristen, Paul Lynde, Don Rickles, Buster Keaton, Earl Wilson, Donna Loren, Harvey Lembeck, Alberta Nelson, and Mike Nader. Directed by William Asher.
From American International's Beach Blanket Bingo, AIP's fifth beach party movie. LEFT: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, and John Ashley in a promotional shot for the film. RIGHT: John Ashley and Deborah Walley as the bickering sky-diving team
plot synopsisBig Valley star Linda Evans is at the heart of the plot of this fifth beach party film. Evans portrays Sugar Kane, a pop singer managed by Paul Lynde, who develops several publicity stunts for Sugar. She fakes a sky-diving stunt that is performed by Deborah Walley.
LEFT: Earl Wilson and Paul Lynde watch the sky-diving stunt. CENTER A: Linda Evans is 'rescued' by Frankie Avalon while Paul Lynde and Earl Wilson look on. CENTER B: Mike Nader and fellow beach boys check out the bikini-clad girls on the beach. CENTER C and RIGHT: Stills featuring Jody McCrea, Mary Hughes, and Patti Chandler
LEFT: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Linda Evans, Mike Nader, and Jody McCrea. CENTER: Deborah Walley and John Ashley portray a bickering couple. RIGHT: Near the end of the film, with Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, and John Ashley
Photo of Donna Loren used for her Capitol album Beach Blanket Bingo
- Deborah Walley and John Ashley were married from 1962 to 1966.
- Marta Kristen portrayed Judy Robinson on TV's Lost in Space (1965-68).
- This was Frankie Avalon's last starring role in the beach party series. He appears in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, the sixth beach party film, for just a few minutes.
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