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How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 14 July 1965 (USA)
Frankie, on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti, doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana, a witch doctor, to help. Bwana conjures up a floating bikini, "stuffs" it with Cassandra... See full summary »

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William Asher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annette Funicello ... Dee Dee
Dwayne Hickman ... Ricky
Brian Donlevy ... B.D. 'Big Deal' MacPherson
Harvey Lembeck ... Eric Von Zipper
Beverly Adams ... Cassandra
John Ashley ... Johnny
Jody McCrea ... Bonehead
Marianne Gaba Marianne Gaba ... Animal
Len Lesser ... North Dakota Pete
Irene Tsu ... Native Girl
Arthur Julian Arthur Julian ... Dr. Melamed
Bobbie Shaw Chance ... Khola Koku (as Bobbi Shaw)
Buster Keaton ... Bwana
The Kingsmen The Kingsmen ... The Kingsmen
Alberta Nelson Alberta Nelson ... Puss
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Storyline

Frankie, on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti, doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana, a witch doctor, to help. Bwana conjures up a floating bikini, "stuffs" it with Cassandra, and sends her to distract advertising executive Ricky from Dee Dee. Written by alfiehitchie

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You gotta practice on a TAME one first! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | German | French

Release Date:

14 July 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu Lake, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michele Carey made her debut as an actress in this film having arrived in Hollywood just a few months earlier. She would later co-star with Elvis, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra during her career. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the road race, the starter has a green flag. When we cut away to the stock footage, the starter has a red flag. See more »

Quotes

Dee Dee: What Frankie does is his business. I have my own principles and I have to live with them.
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Crazy Credits

Claymation opening credit sequence devised by Gumby-creator Art Clokey. See more »


Soundtracks

Madison Avenue
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Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy and the Ad Men
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Did he just touch her boob?
22 October 2005 | by dkmharrySee all my reviews

My 12 year old watched this with me this morning (it was raining) and she was laughing at the old fashionedness of the movie. I would have rather watched a better example of the "beach movie" but we still had fun.

At one point Mickey Rooney tells one of the bikini clad girls how cute she is and goes to chuck her on her chin, and on the way to her chin, his hand clips her right breast. My daughter said, "Hey, did he just touch her boob?" Well, we have TIVO and rewound the movie. Yes he did. How'd that get by the censors?

But the musical scenes were hysterical for her, and we both agreed that Annette looked way too old to be hanging out with all of the bikini girls! And why wasn't she screaming when she took that motorcycle ride?


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