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In "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" Deborah Walley becomes the second actress (the first being Sandra Dee) to play everyone's favourite Girl-Midget i.e. Gidget. Gidget, not wanting to leave her boyfriend Moondoggie (James Darren) agrees unwillingly, to go on holidays to Hawaii with her parents. Whilst in Hawaii Gidget befriends dancer Michael Callan, but when her boyfriend Moondoggie arrives on the scene, emotions run hot & sparks begin to fly. The film contains some great musical numbers including a spectacular dance routine by Michael Callan & the catchy title tune sung by James Darren. "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" is good-natured fun & pleasant entertainment that can be enjoyed by everyone.
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Teen Movies Of The 1960's

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Starring Deborah Walley
James Darren & Michael Callan
ABOVE : Fantastic pic featuring the young cast of "GIDGET GOES HAWAIIAN" (1961)

:Great pic featuring the two young stars of "GIDGET GOES HAWAIIAN" (1961), Deborah Walley (Gidgel) & James Darren (Moondoggie)
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Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story [DVD](2010) DVD
If you're in doubt about angels being real, wait'll you see this documentary that tells the true story behind the "Gidget" phenomenon. Along with a look at the franchise's origin as a popular novel by Frederick Kohner and subsequent film and TV adaptations, this release includes insights from Sally Field (who popularized the Gidget character on the small screen). Surf's up! 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Gidget: The Complete Series [DVD](1965) DVD
The hit film series about a teenage Southern California surfer girl was turned into a 1965-66 ABC sitcom featuring an 18-year-old Sally Field as Frances "Gidget" Lawrence, who loved boys, the beach, and her widowed professor dad. The show also starred Don Porter and Betty Conner. <> Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; featurette. 32 episodes on 4 discs. 13 1/3 hrs.

Gidget Goes Hawaiian [DVD](1961) DVD
In the second "Gidget" film, everyone's favorite surfin' girl is bummed to learn that her parents have planned a family vacation to Hawaii during the two weeks her boyfriend Moondoggie is home from college. Gidget heads to Waikiki where she finds fun and romance (naturally) with a dancer, but what happens when Moondoggie misses his girl and decides to make the trip himself? Deborah Walley, James Darren, Michael Callan, Peggy Cass, and Carl Reiner star. 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

The Complete Gidget Collection [DVD] DVD
First, "Gidget" (1959) stars Sandra Dee as the young beach bunny who must choose between surfer boyfriends Cliff Robertson and James Darren. Arthur O'Connell, Doug McClure, Yvonne Craig co-star. Next, everyone's favorite surfin' girl (Deborah Walley) heads to Waikiki and finds fun and romance in "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" (1961). With Darren, Michael Callan, Peggy Cass, Carl Reiner. And, finally, when the bubbly blonde prima donna of the ocean waves (Cindy Carol) takes the Eternal City by storm, it seems Moondoggie's got some competition from a suave Italian charmer, in the fluffy romantic misadventure "Gidget Goes to Rome" (1963). Darren, Cesare Danova co-star. 5 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

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Michael & Deborah / James & Deborah
Deborah Walley (Gidget) & James Darren (Moondoggie)
The Gidget cast having fun in Hawaii
Deborah Walley
Sandra Dee
Michael Callan
Michael Callan
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