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Where the Boys Are

Dolores Hart  Actor George Hamilton  Actor Yvette Mimieux  Actor Jim Hutton  Actor Barbara Nichols  Actor

MPAA Rating: NR
Contains:Questionable for Children

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Where the Boys Are

UPC: 012569586024

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: NR   Contains:[Questionable for Children]

Summary: Yvette Mimeux, Paula Prentiss, Connie Francis, and Dolores Hart star in this frothy teen romance-drama as attractive co-eds who take off from Midwest colleges on the annual spring break to land in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida -- where the boys are. There are plenty of parties, booze, and sex to keep minds off calculus for awhile. Merritt Andrews (Hart) and Ryder Smith (George Hamilton) manage to get together, Tuggle Carpenter (Paula Prentiss) manages to let her comedic talents shine, Angie (Connie Francis) sings the hit title song, but Melanie (Yvette Mimeux) becomes a casualty of too many good times. She will recover, and all the leads will go on to good, even great careers in some cases. Dolores Hart was the only featured player here to leave Hollywood behind -- she became a Benedictine nun in 1963. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Category: Romance

Features: ccCommentary by Paula Prentiss
Connie Francis and Paula Prentiss in Where the Boys Were: A Retrospective
Fort Lauderdale premiere newsreel
Theatrical trailer
Languages: English & Français
Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Where the Boys Are

Format: DVD

Release Date: 01/06/2004

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Cinemascope

Audio: DD1 Dolby Digital Mono

Runtime: 99 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:59]
2. Getting Interpersonal [4:38]
3. Overly Concerned [2:40]
4. TV Tantalizes Tuggle [4:38]
5. Address to the Troops [3:52]
6. Beach and Bar Crowds [4:37]
7. Not Talking About Sex [3:20]
8. Fast Food [2:55]
9. Good Girls [3:16]
10. Waking Up to More Tone [3:11]
11. Where Is He? [3:08]
12. Ryder's Classification [5:57]
13. Basil's Dialectic Jazz [3:52]
14. The Early Ones [5:40]
15. I Know What I'm Doing [4:17]
16. Turn on the Sunshine [2:28]
17. Instant Romance [2:41]
18. Two-Day Warning [2:16]
19. Dressy Dates [2:15]
20. Party People [2:58]
21. The Swim of Things [4:16]
22. Have You Met Miss Fandango? [2:55]
23. Getting Acquainted [3:46]
24. Wrong Partners [3:46]
25. Mel's Accident [4:11]
26. My Wonderful Vacation [2:19]
27. Knowing They're in Love [4:34]
28. Cast List [1:31]

Mark Deming

More than four decades after it was released, it's easy to smile and wonder if college students ever really behaved as they did in the original Where the Boys Are, in which what's supposed to be a week-long bender of collegiate decadence in Florida looks like a fairly innocuous beer bust by contemporary standards. But the movie still gets by on its charm and the thankfully light touch of much of the cast. Dolores Hart has the good sense not to overplay her hand as the relative glamour girl of the South-bound foursome, and George Hamilton's wealthy dreamboat carries just the right balance of sincerity and tongue-in-cheek self-parody. If Paula Prentiss and Jim Hutton lay it on a bit thicker, they certainly play well off of one another, and went on to become a solid comic team in several subsequent pictures. If someone had to have a tragic event, at least Yvette Mimieux gives her character the proper degree of dignified gravity, and while Connie Francis can't really act, she seems to know enough to stay out of the way when she's not singing. (And has the screen ever beheld a dialectic jazz musician quite like Frank Gorshin? I believe not.) Director Henry Levin keeps the proceedings fun and frothy most of the time, and while the more serious turn in the final reel seems forced, the film was certainly ahead of its time in pondering the notion of sexual freedom for both male and female college students (even though, for the most part, our heroines ponder this as principle rather than reality). Hardly a masterpiece, Where the Boys Are still stacks up as pleasant entertainment that doesn't insult the intelligence, and time has been much kinder to this film than its misbegotten 1984 remake. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Percy Helton  Actor 
Jack Kruschen  Actor 
Sean Flynn  Actor 
Henry Levin  Director 
Joe Pasternak  Producer 
George Stoll  Composer (Music Score) 
George Wells  Screenwriter 
Pete Rugolo  Composer (Music Score) 
Glendon Swarthout  Screenwriter 
Dolores Hart  Actor 
George Hamilton  Actor 
Yvette Mimieux  Actor 
Jim Hutton  Actor 
Barbara Nichols  Actor 
Paula Prentiss  Actor 
Connie Francis  Actor 
Chill Wills  Actor 
Frank Gorshin  Actor 
Rory Harrity  Actor 
John Brennan  Actor 
Vito Scotti  Actor 

Country: USA