SUMMER CHILDREN 1965
U.S. film. Excellent quality. 16:9 widescreen. Featuring rock & surf group, The Deacons. Long thought lost, this 1965 youth culture film was never released due to budget problems. Summer Children depicts the other side
of the Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies by showing a more realistic picture of the 1965 southern California, teenage pop culture scene; namely, free love
The film centers on West, and old-fashion romantic who has a hard time getting his head around the new social mores of the swinging 60s—free love and non-commitment
. There is Franky, a daredevil motorcycle racer who already has a girlfriend but has no problems adjusting to the new scene—he wants to "make it" with all the chicks.
Then there is Diana who comes off as an a aloof beatnik-type delivering clever lines like; "looking up to people is a pain in the neck." At first Diana treats Franky with disgust but soon is attracted to both
West and Franky. This proves difficult for West to deal with as he realizes that nice guys finish last while the jerky guys get all the chicks. There are some nude scenes...it's not your average 60s teenage beach film!
Cool swinging scenes at the "Honey Hut" hangout
where all the kids shake their butts to the sounds of rock and roll group, The Deacons. Songs include: "Summer Children," "Here, There or Anywhere," "Not So Wisely But So Well," " Paradise," "Lost," "Devastation," "Little Orphan Annie," "Crazy Love."
Watching this film is the equivalent to listening to a cool garage band 45. Terrific scenes of drinking booze and partying on a yacht. The girls sport super-thick false eyelashes, teeny bikinis and sun-tanned bodies. Stuart Anderson, Valora Noland, John Hanek, Sandy Gabriel, Steve Bobbitt, David Arkin, Alison Julian, Frank Luther, The Deacons. Summer Children!
Plus this bonus selection...
Sep-1-67. Hosted by Rick Nelson. Malibu-U has a "Where The Action Is" feel featuring rock and roll artists lip-synching to their latest hits, comic bits, drag racing, choreographed dancers, muscle cars and fun. Theme music performed by Harpers Bizarre in a "psychedelic pop" style. Includes original commercials.
Guest artists: The Breed, Peter and Gordon, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Sandy Posey. The Breed is a terrific garage band featuring Timothy B. Schmit who later played in Poco and the Eagles.
Songs: The Breed: "Green Eyed Woman." Peter and Gordon: "Sunday For Tea." Dionne Warwick: "The Windows of the World." Marvin Gaye: "Your Unchanging Love." Sandy Posey: "I Take It Back."
SUMMER CHILDREN 1965 movie on DVD!