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Palm Springs Weekend

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Director  Norman Taurog
Music director  Frank Perkins
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Screenplay  Earl Hamner, Jr.
Writer  Earl Hamner Jr.
Language  English
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Release date  November 5, 1963 (1963-11-05)
Cast  Troy Donahue (Jim Munroe), Connie Stevens (Gayle Lewis - Jane Hoover), Ty Hardin (Doug 'Stretch' Fortune), Stefanie Powers (Bunny Dixon), Robert Conrad (Eric Dean), Andrew Duggan (Police Chief Dixon)
Similar movies  Piranha 3D, Girl Happy, Spring Break, Where the Boys Are, Spring Breakers, Ressha Sentai ToQger Vs. Kamen Rider Gaim: Spring Vacation Combined Special
Tagline  IT'S WHERE THE BOYS ARE AND THE GIRLS ARE...that swingin' vacation weekend when American youth descends on America's swankiest playground!

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Palm Springs Weekend is a 1963 Warner Bros. bedroom comedy film directed by Norman Taurog. It has elements of the beach party genre (AIP's Beach Party became a smash hit in July, while Warner Bros. was still putting this film together) and has been called “a sort of Westernized version of Where the Boys Are" by Billboard magazine. It stars Troy Donahue, Stefanie Powers, Robert Conrad, Ty Hardin, and Connie Stevens.


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A group of college students from Los Angeles travel to Palm Springs to spend the Easter weekend there. Student Jim Munroe (Troy Donahue) falls for Bunny Dixon (Stefanie Powers), the daughter of the overprotective Palm Springs police chief (Andrew Duggan). Munroe's room mate Biff Roberts (Jerry Van Dyke) and plain-jane Amanda North (Zeme North) try to seduce each other, while hampered by having to babysit an inquisitive young boy (the son of hotelier Naomi Yates, who has just met and is romancing the group's chaperone, coach Fred Campbell). Spoiled rich playboy Eric Dean (Robert Conrad) and Hollywood stuntman from Texas Doug Fortune (Ty Hardin) compete for the attentions of a pretty girl (Connie Stevens) from Beverly Hills. A wild auto chase between Eric and Doug, and serious crash ensue on the long drive home after an evening at a folk music club in Las Vegas, but all ends well.


Syndicated columnist, radio and television talk show host and personality Shirley Eder makes a cameo as herself in the record store scene; Mike Henry plays the parking valet at the Riviera Hotel; Dawn Wells and Linda Gray appear as featured extras in non-speaking roles.


The film was released to decent reviews. It was not a major success at the box office but made a profit for the studio.

The movie had a long life on television and video. Earl Hamner later recalled, "When the phone rings around midnight, I know it's someone calling to tell me, 'Earl, Palm Springs Weekend is on'."

Robert Conrad says his performance impressed Warners enough for them to keep him under contract for a number of years. Troy Donahue later complained that the film was "really bad... a beach movie set in the desert".

A book of the same title by Marvin H. Albert was released by Dell Publishing at the same time.

Home video

The film was released on VHS on September 1, 1998, whereas the DVD version was released in 2009. The DVD is part of the Warner Bros. Romance Classics Collection, which also contains three other films starring Troy Donahue: Parrish (1961), Rome Adventure (1962) and Susan Slade (1961).


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