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Where the Boys Are (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 December 1960 (USA)
Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

George Wells (screen play), Glendon Swarthout (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dolores Hart ... Merritt Andrews
George Hamilton ... Ryder Smith
Yvette Mimieux ... Melanie Tolman
Jim Hutton ... TV Thompson
Barbara Nichols ... Lola Fandango
Paula Prentiss ... Tuggle Carpenter
Chill Wills ... Police Captain
Frank Gorshin ... Basil
Rory Harrity ... Franklin
Ted Berger Ted Berger ... Stout Man on Beach
John Brennan John Brennan ... Dill
Connie Francis ... Angie
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Storyline

Merritt, Melanie, Tuggle and Angie are four Midwestern college co-eds who travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for their spring vacation and we follow the episodic series of adventures and romance they all get into with some college guys they meet. Written by matt-282

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Taglines:

HEY! LET'S MIGRATE TO THE LAND OF HILARIOUS BACK SEAT BINGO! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where the Boys Are See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euterpe See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dolores Hart, Paula Prentiss and Connie Francis (Merritt, Tuggle and Angie) were born in the same year. They were 22 years old at the time of filming. Yvette Mimieux (Melanie) is only three years younger than the others and was 19 during filming. See more »

Goofs

While Merritt is at the controls of Ryder's family yacht, only one throttle is forward on what is obviously a twin-engine boat. That would have made for considerable control difficulties trying to run the boat in that way. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: For fifty weeks of the year, Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a small corner of tropical heaven, basking contentedly in the warm sun. During the other two weeks, as colleges all over the country disgorge their students for Easter vacation, a change comes over the scene. The students swarm to these peaceful shores in droves, twenty thousand strong. They turn night into day, and a small corner of heaven into a sizeable chunk of bedlam. The boys come to soak up the sun, and a few carloads ...
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Crazy Credits

"and introducing Connie Francis" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: King Dinosaur (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Where the Boys Are
Words by Howard Greenfield
Music by Neil Sedaka
Performed by Connie Francis (uncredited)
Courtesy of Nevins - Kirshner
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Guilty Pleasure
24 April 2003 | by olds2347See all my reviews

There is a Movie reviewer who has what he calls "guilty pleasure" movies or, movies that a serious movie buff might not own up to watching but which he enjoys watching never the less. This is one of those movies. It is fun inspite of all the "trashines". The acting is excellent throughout the cast. It is enjoyable to see the locations used that are easily recognizable for any one who has been to Ft. Lauderdale. The movie has too many funny parts to list, and in the other reviews on this site many have been cited. I would like to add one. In the beginning when Chill Wills and Chief of Police talks to the assembled troopers about how to handle the invasion of the students. A real classic scene. I can't wait for this film to become available on DVD, having worn out my VHS copy. A really fun nostalgia movie


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