Love in a Goldfish Bowl

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Love in a Goldfish Bowl
Directed by Jack Sher
Produced by Richard Shepherd
Martin Jurow
Written by Irene Kamp
Jack Sher
Starring Tommy Sands
Toby Michaels
Studio Jurow-Shepherd Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates June 1961
Running time 88 mins
Country United States
Language English

Love in a Goldfish Bowl is a 1961 teen film directed by Jack Sher starring singing idols Tommy Sands and Fabian.


Two platonic college friends (Sands, Toby Michaels) spend a weekend away together. Michaels is romanced by a member of the coast guard (Fabian).



The film was originally known as Beach Pad.[1] It was an original script by Jack Sher and Irene Kamp sold to the producers of Breakfast at Tiffanys. Shooting took place in Hollywood and on location in Balboa.[2]

Fabian and Tommy Sands were both pop stars at the time and both sing in the film.[3]

A novelisation of the script was issued in 1961.[4]


  • "Love in a Goldfish Bowl" by Burt Bacharach and Hal David sung by Tommy Sands
  • "You're Only Young Once" sung by Fabian


  1. ^ Fabian Wins New Contract at 20th: Another Rooney Heard From; Lasky Daughter Sells Script Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 24 Nov 1960: C15.
  2. ^ BY WAY OF REPORT: FOX BUYS 'INSPECTOR' -- OTHER NEW ENTRIES By A.H. WEILER. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 09 Oct 1960: X7.
  3. ^ Felicia Feaster, "Love in a Goldfish Bowl", Turner Classic Movies accessed 18 January 2014
  4. ^ Review of cover art accessed 18 January 2014

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