Beach Party

1963 film by William Asher

Beach Party is a 1963 musical comedy movie directed by William Asher. It stars Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Morey Amsterdam, and Harvey Lembeck. Musical group Dick Dale and the Del Tones starred as themselves. The movie is about an anthropology professor who studies the sex habits of a group of fun-loving, surfing teenagers on the beach. The movie was the first of five beach party movies from American International Pictures (AIP). It won the 1964 Golden Laurel "Sleeper of the Year" Award.