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Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 5 November 1963 (USA)
Set in Palm Springs, California during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the ... See full summary »

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Norman Taurog

Writer:

Earl Hamner Jr.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Troy Donahue ... Jim Munroe
Connie Stevens ... Gayle Lewis / Jane Hoover
Ty Hardin ... Doug 'Stretch' Fortune
Stefanie Powers ... Bunny Dixon
Robert Conrad ... Eric Dean
Andrew Duggan ... Police Chief Dixon
Jack Weston ... Coach Fred Campbell
Carole Cook ... Naomi Yates
Jerry Van Dyke ... Biff Roberts
Zeme North Zeme North ... Amanda North
Bill Mumy ... 'Boom Boom' Yates
Dorothy Green ... Cora Dixon
Robert Gothie Robert Gothie ... Gabby
Owen Orr ... Hap (as Greg Benedict)
Gary Kincaid Gary Kincaid ... Fred
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Storyline

Set in Palm Springs, California during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm Springs harried, stressed, Police Chief. Jim's bumbling roommate, Biff, tries to get Amanda, a tomboyish girl's attention with a so-called love gadget. Meanwhile, Gayle Lewis is a high school senior posing as a wealthy college girl who is pursued by Eric Dean, a wealthy and spoiled college preppie, while Gayle has eyes for a cowboy from Texas, named Stretch. Also, Jim and Biff's basketball coach, Campbell, tries to romance Naomi, the owner of the motel where all of the gang is staying, which is interfered with by Naomi's young, trouble making brat son, who's dubbed "Boom-Boom". Written by matt-282

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Live Young that ONE weekend of the year when all youth busts loose and everything goes! (Print Ad- Philadelphia Inquirer, ((Philadelphia Penna.)) 26 November 1963) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 Dias de Festa See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The really nice hotel that Eric Dean (Robert Conrad) stayed at was the Palm Springs Riviera. It was also seen from high up in a helicopter in the beginning of the movie during the opening credits. The hotel had the largest pool that Paddock Pools (one of the largest pool builders in southern California at the time) had built up until that time. See more »

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When Eric Dean (Robert Conrad) picks up "Gayle" (Connie Stevens) at the rest stop, she asks about leaving her luggage on the bus. He tells here that she can pick it up at the station. When they get to the hotel, her bags are in his trunk. See more »

Quotes

Bunny Dixon: Ruthie, how'd you ever get your Mom's okay?
Ruth Stewart: I didn't. She and Dad went to Vegas for a few days. Now, look, there's beer and soft drinks in the kitchen. The bedrooms are off limits. And if you want to go in the pool, you're going to have to wear a suit.
Jim Munroe: Darling, you didn't tell me this was going to be a formal affair.
Bunny Dixon: But, of course.
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Referenced in The Wanderers (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Ox-Drivers
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Sung by the Modern Folk Quartet
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First saw this movie in a theater in 1964
9 April 2006 | by renwest-1See all my reviews

Nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon so me and some friends went to the movies. It was the old Kabar Theater on Anaheim Boulevard in Long Beach, California. I think it was either a quarter or a half dollar to get in for a double feature. Popcorn was ten cents.

After the film started, the first thing that caught my attention was this guy, (Robert Conrad) driving a beautiful, 1963 Ford Thunderbird Roadster. It had a tonneau cover over the backseat with Kelsey Hayes wire wheels, which together gave it a sportier look than the standard convertible. With a 5 foot tall Bugs Bunny in the passenger seat, at the age of 12, I thought, that's how you get the girls.

I've owned five old T-Birds since 1969 and even an old Mercury convertible with bull horns on the hood like Ty Hardin drove. Now I'm into old police cars like Andrew Duggan drove.

After this movie, Jerry Van Dyke was one of my favorite funny guys and I envied Billy Mumy. He was a busy child actor in those days. He even appeared twice in one of TV's greatest shows, "The Twilight Zone." I was also in love with Connie Stevens for years. Wasn't she a cu-tie? Still is! This movie has it all. Suave, sophisticated leading men like Troy Donahue. Beautiful leading ladies. Comedy, drama, a hint of sex, live music, violence and a car chase in the desert.

Haven't seen this film in years so naturally I'd like to pick up a copy on DVD but none are available. I guess I'll have to stay up every night and try and catch it on the Late, Late Show.


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