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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”.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.