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Where the Boys Are

Released 1960
Distributor MGM

Spring break in Fort Lauderdale got a huge publicity boost from this 1960 MGM musical, notable as the film debut of the fabulous Paula Prentiss. It’s a proto-New World Picture, a four-girl adventure with a healthy emphasis (bold for the times) on S-E-X, or what Preston Sturges used to refer to as “Topic A”.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.