Don't Make Waves (1967)

Don't Make Waves (1967, USA) C-97m. SCOPE *** D: Alexander Mackendrick. Starring Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Webber, Joanna Barnes, Sharon Tate, David Draper, Jim Backus. Delightful comedy from the director of THE LADYKILLERS (1955) and A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA (1965). Curtis plays a tourist, who comes to Malibu beach and loses his car and personal belongings in a freak accident involving beautiful Cardinale. The Italian takes him in, but Curtis soon has to cope with jealous lover Webber. In the meantime, he falls in love with ravishing beach bunny Tate. Swiftly paced, funny satire on Californian beach life and the beach movies of the 50s and 60s climaxes in hilarious, over-the-top finale. This lightweight, lively time-capsule was director Mackendrick's final film. Lush cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop. Based on the novel Muscle Beach by Ira Wallach.


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