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Don't Make Waves (1967)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 September 1967 (Finland)
New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), ... See full summary »

Writers:

Ira Wallach (screenplay), George Kirgo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Carlo Cofield
Claudia Cardinale ... Laura Califatti
Robert Webber ... Rod Prescott
Joanna Barnes ... Diane Prescott
Sharon Tate ... Malibu
David Draper ... Harry Hollard
Mort Sahl ... Sam Lingonberry
Dub Taylor ... Electrician
Ann Elder ... Millie Gunder
Chester Yorton Chester Yorton ... Ted Gunder
Reg Lewis ... Monster
Marc London Marc London ... Fred Barker
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Henderson
Sarah Selby ... Ethyl
Mary Grace Canfield ... Seamstress
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New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), bodybuilders, acrobats, motorcycle chicken races, a nut fishing in the shallows . . . and Sharon Tate as a skydiver named Malibu who gives Curtis the rapture of artificial respiration when he is conked on the head by a flying surfboard. This is the '60s American Dream: youth and beauty and money and sex in Southern California. Go west, all men. Written by alfiehitchie

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When you've got it made "don't make waves" - make love See more »

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Trivia

Terry Gilliam was considered to play a role in this movie. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film as Carlo's (Tony Curtis's) driverless Volkswagen is rolling down the hill, you can see a darkly-painted cardboard box with viewing holes cut in it, meant to hide the stunt driver of the runaway car. See more »

Quotes

Millie Gunder: Mr. Cofield, do you find me attractive? I mean, if you were a man...
Carlo Cofield: If I were a man?
Millie Gunder: Would you be attracted to me?
Carlo Cofield: If I were...
Millie Gunder: I mean, it's Harry.
Carlo Cofield: Harry?
Millie Gunder: Well, he says that we shouldn't make love anymore! Or, anything. What do you think?
Carlo Cofield: Well, there are certain authorities who, excuse me, who share that view. I would say this, though, I don't think, I certainly don't think its a proper or nor-, excuse me, I'm sorry, normal environment for a young healthy and beautiful girl to be in. You know?
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Referenced in Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away (1986) See more »

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Don't Make Waves
Written by Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman
Performed by The Byrds
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Absolutely superb sixties comedy
8 July 2002 | by LesHallesSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies about Los Angeles. It has everything.

Gorgeous locations on the beach, stunningly beautiful actors, a brilliant and witty script full of hilarious, exageratted incidents which are nevertheless typical of LA.

It is not only funny but engaging, the plot is interesting. It was even better the second time I saw it on the big screen, where it is best seen.

I was totally captivated by this film.

I find this film much wittier and funnier, for example, than "Some Like It Hot", also with Curtis, and I find Sharon Tate much sexier than Monroe in that film.

The plot is a bit crazy but compeletely believable and consistent with itself and reality; as a comedy it falls in the exagerrated or surrealistic category, only slightly dark because of the various difficulties that beset the hero.

Above all it is a brilliant comment on Los Angeles of the sixties and is still valid in the 2000's. An overlooked gem, a great cast, which may work best for those who have lived in LA.

Another film like this, with good LA locations, less comedy more suspense, is "Into the Night".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1967 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

No hagan olas See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Filmways Pictures See more »
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Mono

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Color (Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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