Gidget 1959
Francie Lawrence (Dee) is different from her friends, in that she’s not interested in finding a boyfriend over the summer. Forced into taking a trip to the beach, Francie falls in with a group of male surfers who she desperately wants to teach her how to surf. The boys don’t take her seriously and bestow the name Gidget on her ("girl, midget, Gidget!"). As Francie becomes more skilled at surfing she starts to fall for surfer boy Moondoggie (James Darren) and also develops a mentoring relationship with the mysterious Kahuna (Cliff Robertson).

Gidget was based on the popular novel of the same name by Frederick Kohner, who based the title character on the adventures of his own daughter, Kathy. The book was adapted for the screen by Gabrielle Upton. But no one could have guessed what a phenomenon Gidget would become. It spawned two film sequels (Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) and Gidget Goes Hawaiian, 1961), two television series (Gidget (1965-66) and The New Gidget, 1986), and several TV movies along the way.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:35:22 | 3.84 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Comedy

Director: Paul Wendkos
Cast: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson
Country: USA

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