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How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965)

Director: William Asher

Writers: William Asher; Leo Townsend

Musical Score by: Les Baxter

Producers: James H. Nicholson; Samuel Z. Arkoff

Keywords: Musical Comedy, Beach Party

Frankie is off with the Naval Reserve and doesn't trust Annette; he hires a witch doctor, played by Buster Keaton, to send a pelican to perform surveillance. Sure enough a boy, Ricky, is fancying Annette! The witch doctor sends a decoy, a wild bikini "stuffed" with Cassandra, to divert Ricky's attention away. The New York Times called it "the worst film of the last two and maybe the next two years." With waning interest in beach party pictures, this is American International's final feature with Annette and Frankie.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Ashley
Actor
25-Dec-1934 3-Oct-1997 Beach Blanket Bingo
Frankie Avalon
Singer
18-Sep-1940   Bikini Beach
Brian Donlevy
Actor
9-Feb-1901 5-Apr-1972 The Great McGinty
Annette Funicello
Actor
22-Oct-1942 8-Apr-2013 Former Mouseketeer
Dwayne Hickman
Actor
18-May-1934   Dobie Gillis
Buster Keaton
Actor
4-Oct-1895 1-Feb-1966 The General
Harvey Lembeck
Actor
15-Apr-1923 5-Jan-1982 Cpl. Barbella on The Phil Silvers Show
Len Lesser
Actor
3-Dec-1922 16-Feb-2011 Uncle Leo on Seinfeld
Sheila MacRae
Actor
24-Sep-1924   Alice Kramden on The Jackie Gleason Show
Michael Nader
Actor
19-Feb-1945   Dex Dexter on Dynasty
Andy Romano
Actor
15-Jun-1941   Beach Party
Mickey Rooney
Actor
23-Sep-1920   Actor in Andy Hardy comedies, musicals

CAST

Annette Funicello   ...   Dee Dee
Dwayne Hickman   ...   Ricky
Brian Donlevy   ...   B. D.
Harvey Lembeck   ...   Eric Von Zipper
Beverly Adams   ...   Cassandra
John Ashley   ...   Johnny
Jody McCrea   ...   Bonehead
Len Lesser   ...   North Dakota Pete
Bobbi Shaw Chance   ...   Khola Koku
Marianne Gaba   ...   Animal
Irene Tsu   ...   Native Girl
With Special Star
Buster Keaton   ...   Bwana
And Guest Star
Mickey Rooney   ...   Peachy Keane
Introducing
The Kingsmen   ...   Themselves
Arthur Julian   ...   Dr. Melamed
Alberta Nelson   ...   Puss
Andy Romano   ...   J. D.
John Macchia   ...   Rat Pack
Jerry Brutsche   ...   Rat Pack
Bob Harvey   ...   Rat Pack
Myrna Ross   ...   Rat Pack
Alan Fife   ...   Rat Pack
Sig Frohlich   ...   Ad Man
Tom Quine   ...   Ad Man
Hollis Morrison   ...   Ad Man
Guy Hemric   ...   Ad Man
George Boyce   ...   Ad Man
Charlie Reed   ...   Ad Man
With
Patti Chandler   ...   Patti
Michael Nader   ...   Mike
Salli Sachse   ...   Bookend
Luree Holmes   ...   Beach Girl
Marianne Gordon   ...   Chickie
Sheila MacRae   ...   Secretary
Rosemary Williams   ...   English Girl
Jo Collins   ...   Beach Girl
Mary Hughes   ...   Beach Girl
Ed Garner   ...   Beach Boy
Sue Williams   ...   Peanuts
Tonia Van Deter   ...   Italian Girl
Uta Stone   ...   German Girl
John Fain   ...   Beach Boy
Mickey Dora   ...   Beach Boy
Brian Wilson   ...   Beach Boy
Bruce Baker   ...   Beach Boy
Ned Wynn   ...   Beach Boy
Kerry Berry   ...   Beach Boy
Rick Jones   ...   Beach Boy
Ray Atkinson   ...   Beach Boy
Ron Dayton   ...   Beach Boy
Linda Opie Bent   ...   Bookend
Stephanie Nader   ...   Beach Girl
Jeannine White   ...   Beach Girl
Janice Levinson   ...   Beach Girl
Toni Harper   ...   Barbarette
Michele Barton   ...   Manicurist
Victoria Carrol   ...   Shoeshine Girl
The Producers Wish to Extend a Special Thanks to
Frankie Avalon   ...   Frankie

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