Ride the Wild Surf

Ride the Wild Surf

Director: William Castle, Don Taylor

Cast: Fabian, Shelley Fabares

     
 

Fabian, Tab Hunter, and Peter Brown star as three surfers--Jody, Steamer and Chase--who make a pilgrimage from California to the north shore of Oahu for a vacation. Surfers from all over gather here every winter to compete with each other for the title of "the last ride" champion. While surfing the gigantic waves of the Pacific, the three young men each find romance… See more details below

Overview

Fabian, Tab Hunter, and Peter Brown star as three surfers--Jody, Steamer and Chase--who make a pilgrimage from California to the north shore of Oahu for a vacation. Surfers from all over gather here every winter to compete with each other for the title of "the last ride" champion. While surfing the gigantic waves of the Pacific, the three young men each find romance with attractive young ladies (Shelley Fabares, Susan Hart, and Barbara Eden). Ride the Wild Surf features extensive surf footage of the Hawaiian Islands by cinematographer Joseph Biroc. Biroc was credited for a total of five feature productions in 1964.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Those who like 1960s beach movies for their camp value won't put Ride the Wild Surf high on their lists. While hardly the stuff of high drama (and while it still is, at heart, a romantic comedy), Ride is a more serious film than the Annette Funicello/Frankie Avalon offerings. For a while, this works in its favor; it's a refreshing change to watch an exploitation movie of this type that has something resembling ambition. Unfortunately, it's still a pretty silly little melodrama at heart, and the script eventually bogs down in predictable situations, bland characterizations, and banal dialogue. The stars, however, are pretty charismatic; no one gives anything close to a great performance, but they're fun to watch and all of them are quite easy on the eyes. And, while there are any number of laughably bad matte shots of the male leads "hanging ten," there is also quite a bit of sensational real surfing footage. Ride wipes out too early (and too often), but it's worth a casual viewing for those roaring waves, bikini-clad babes, and hot-dogging knaves.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/04/2005
UPC:
0043396078024
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fabian Jody Wallis
Shelley Fabares Brie Matthews
Tab Hunter Steamer Lane
Barbara Eden Augie Poole
Peter Brown Chase Colton
Anthony Hayes Frank Decker
Susan Hart Lily Kilua
Catherine McLeod Mrs. Kilua
Murray Rose Swag
Roger Davis Charlie
David Cadiente Ally
Yankee Chang Mr. Chin
James Mitchum Eskimo

Technical Credits
William Castle Director
Don Taylor Director
Jan Berry Songwriter
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Roger Christian Songwriter
Edward S. Haworth Art Director
Ben Lane Makeup
Jo Napoleon Producer,Screenwriter
Art Napoleon Producer,Screenwriter
Stu Phillips Score Composer
Howard A. Smith Editor
Edna Warren Editor
Brian Wilson Songwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [9:03]
2. Chase Meets Augie [8:35]
3. Jody Meets Brie [6:04]
4. Picking Waves [10:34]
5. Steamer Meets Lily [7:37]
6. Drying Off [7:35]
7. Waves, Wiggles and Missles [12:29]
8. Chase Cuts Loose [6:02]
9. Prelude to Superwaves [5:56]
10. Fears [7:30]
11. Jody vs. Frank [10:09]
12. Ride the Wild Surf [9:57]

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