Gidget Goes to Rome

Gidget Goes to Rome

Director: Paul Wendkos Cast: Cindy Carol, James Darren, Jesse Royce Landis

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Overview

Gidget Goes to Rome was the third film to be inspired by the beach-happy characters created by Frederick Kohner back in the mid-1950s. This time, surfer gal Francie "Gidget" Lawrence is played by newcomer Cindy Carol. Per the title, the film finds Gidget vacationing in the Eternal City with faithful boyfriend Jeff, aka Moondoggie (James Darren). Chaperoning the pair is Aunt Albertina (Jessie Royce Landis), but that doesn't stop Gidge and Jeff from experiencing brief extracurricular flirtations in Rome. The question: how do the producers get Cindy Carol into a bikini without diverting from the plotline? The answer: a slapstick setpiece during a fashion show. The last of the theatrical Gidget features, Gidget Goes to Rome was followed by a handful of TV-movie sequels and two separate weekly sitcoms.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1994
UPC: 0043396605497
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cindy Carol Gidget
James Darren Moondoggy/Jeffrey Matthews
Jesse Royce Landis Aunt Albertina
Cesare Danova Paolo Cellini
Danielle de Metz Daniela Serrini
Joby Baker Judge
Trudi Ames Libby
Noreen Corcoran Lucy
Peter Brooks Clay
Lisa Gastoni Anna Cellini
Claudio Gora Alberto
Jeff Donnell Dorothy Lawrence
Joe Kamel Pinchman
Antonio Segurini 1st Italian Boy
Leonardo Botta Italian Boys
Umberto Raho Mario
Audrey Fairfax Contessa
Vadim Wolkonsky Prince Bianchi
Eddra Gale Fat Woman
Charles Borromel Whitefaced Poet
Matilda Calnan Old Woman
Carmen Scarpitta 1st Caviar Woman
John Stacy Drunk Butler
Evi Marandi Receptionist
Mimo Billi Fontana Doorman
Veronica Wells Major Domo Dresser
Jim Dolen Nelson
Donald Porter Russ Lawrence

Technical Credits
Paul Wendkos Director
Enzo Barboni Cinematographer
Pat Barto Costumes/Costume Designer
Mel Berns Makeup
Jerry Bresler Producer
Robert J. Bronner Cinematographer
Dale Eunson Screenwriter
Katherine Eunson Screenwriter
Ruth Brooks Flippen Screenwriter
Sorelle Fontana Costumes/Costume Designer
Kasha Songwriter
William Lyon Editor
Robert A. Peterson Art Director
Ferdinando Ruffo Set Decoration/Design
Antonio Sarzi-Braga Art Director
Toni Sarzi-Braga Art Director
David George Weiss Songwriter
John Williams [composer] Score Composer

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