A Swingin' Summer

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A Swingin' Summer
Swingin Summer.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed byRobert Sparr
Produced byKenneth Raphael
Larry Goldblatt
Reno Carell
Written bystory:
Reno Carell
screenplay:
Leigh Chapman
writer:
Robert Sparr
StarringRaquel Welch
James Stacy
Lori Williams
Music byHarry Betts
CinematographyRay Fernstrom
Edited byJames T. Heckert
Production
company
National Talent Consultants
Distributed byUnited Screen Arts
Running time80 min.
Country United States
LanguageEnglish
 
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A Swingin' Summer
Swingin Summer.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed byRobert Sparr
Produced byKenneth Raphael
Larry Goldblatt
Reno Carell
Written bystory:
Reno Carell
screenplay:
Leigh Chapman
writer:
Robert Sparr
StarringRaquel Welch
James Stacy
Lori Williams
Music byHarry Betts
CinematographyRay Fernstrom
Edited byJames T. Heckert
Production
company
National Talent Consultants
Distributed byUnited Screen Arts
Running time80 min.
Country United States
LanguageEnglish

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.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Production notes[edit]

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.

The film was shot on location at Lake Arrowhead, California.[2]

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!

Principal cast[edit]

ActorRole
Raquel WelchJeri
James StacyMickey
Lori WilliamsDancer
William Wellman Jr.Rick
Quinn O'HaraCindy
Martin WestTurk
Mary MitchelShirley
Buck HollandLou

Soundtrack[edit]

A Swingin' Summer marketed internationally on the appeal of Raquel Welch

The soundtrack featured songs performed by Raquel Welch, The Rip Chords, Jody Miller, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Righteous Brothers and Donnie Brooks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Glenn (1982-05-30). "A Swingin' Summer - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  2. ^ A Swingin' Summer (1965) - Filming locations

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