Where the Boys Are (1960) B-
Yvette Mimeux, Paula Prentiss, Connie Francis, and Dolores Hart star in this naïve, unintentionally campy teen romance, about four attractive students who take off from Midwest college on the wintry annual spring break to hot and alluring Ft. Lauderdale, Florida–where the boys are.
The feature begins with a solemn voice-over narration of how dreary campus life is in the winter, with imagery of wind, snow and hail. The poor girls are bored in and out of class and freezing. However, once they land in their destination with a nice convertible, there are plenty of parties, booze, and sex to keep them busy and happy.
Sweetheart Merritt Andrews (Dolores Hart) and Ryder Smith (George Hamilton) get together, while Tuggle Carpenter (Paula Prentiss) expresses her comedic talents with Jim Hutton (father of Timothy), Angie (Connie Francis) sings the hit title song, which sold millions of copies
Only Melanie Coleman (French-born blonde Yvette Mimeux) becomes the victim of the excessive good times. But no to worry: Melanie will recover, and all problems will be taken care at the end.
Most of the actors and actresses went on to great acting careers in film, stage, and TV in the 1960s. Dolores Hart left Hollywood behind to become a Benedictine nun in 1963.
Running time: 99 Minutes.
Directed by Henry Levin
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