A Swingin' Summer
|A Swingin' Summer|
|Directed by||Robert Sparr|
|Produced by||Kenneth Raphael
|Music by||Harry Betts|
|Editing by||James T. Heckert|
|Studio||National Talent Consultants|
|Distributed by||United Screen Arts|
|Running time||80 min.|
A Swingin' Summer is a 1965 comedy film in the beach party genre. It was directed and co-written by Robert Sparr. Raquel Welch stars in her first featured film role and makes her singing debut in the film.
A trio of college kids – all friends of each other – attempt to insure summer jobs for themselves by becoming concert promoters at a lakeside dance pavilion that is in danger of closing. A local lifeguard, Turk (Martin West), jealous of both Rick (William Wellman, Jr.) and Mickey (James Stacy), tries to ruin their plan and at the same time tries to steal Rick’s girl, Cindy (Quinn O’Hara) – who has secretly arranged for her rich dad to finance the pavilion. Rick flips when he finds out about Cindy’s dad, and Turk tries to sabotage the dance hall with some hired goons – who, after failing, bully Turk into ripping the place off. In the meantime, bookworm Jeri (Raquel Welch), takes off her glasses, lets down her hair and causes some new problems.
In spite of all the drama, the kids actually succeed in securing an impressive roster of brand-name talent to the pavilion.
Although she received sixth billing in the U.S. release, Welch received top billing – with her name above the title – on posters for the Italian release, which was renamed The Warm Night.
Taglines for the film read: They're Lovin', Laughin' and Livin' it up and for kicks playing "Chicken on Water Skis!" and Spread Out the Beach Towels...Grab Your Gals...it's gonna be A Swingin' Summer!
|William Wellman Jr.||Rick|
- Collins, Glenn (1982-05-30). "A Swingin' Summer - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
- A Swingin' Summer (1965) - Filming locations
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