For Those Who Think Young

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"Surfin' high & twistin' wild & feelin' wonderful!"
  • Approved
  • 1964
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.2  (561)

For Those Who Think Young is a delightful comedy film released in 1964. Directed by Leslie H. Martinson, the movie revolves around a group of young surfers and their romantic escapades on the beaches of California. James Darren stars as Gardner 'Ding' Pruitt, a handsome and charismatic surfer who runs a surfboard rental shop along with his buddies. Together, they spend their days catching waves and wooing the ladies. Pruitt is a smooth talker, always on the lookout for new conquests. When he meets the beautiful and wealthy Sandy Palmer (played by Pamela Tiffin), he sets his sights on her and begins to pursue her relentlessly.

Sandy, however, is not an easy target. She is an intelligent and independent woman who is skeptical of Pruitt's charms. She also happens to be the daughter of a wealthy business magnate who has big plans for her future. When she discovers that Pruitt is involved in a scheme to raise money for a new hangout for surfers, she becomes even more suspicious of his motives.

Meanwhile, Pruitt's friend Woody (played by Robert Conrad) is having his own romantic troubles. He is in love with the local waitress Suki (played by Tina Louise) but feels inadequate compared to his more suave and confident friend. To make matters worse, he is constantly being hassled by a wealthy playboy named Franklin (played by Paul Lynde) who wants to steal Suki away from him.

As the plot unfolds, we see the characters navigate their romantic entanglements against the backdrop of a rapidly changing society. The early 1960s was a time of great social upheaval in the United States, and the film reflects some of the tensions and conflicts of the era. For example, Sandy's father represents the conservative business establishment, while Pruitt and his friends embody the more freewheeling and countercultural attitudes of the younger generation.

Despite these serious themes, For Those Who Think Young is primarily a lighthearted and fun movie. The surfing scenes are beautifully shot and capture the excitement and beauty of the ocean. The actors all give charming and engaging performances, particularly James Darren who is both charming and rakish as the lead character.

The film also features a memorable soundtrack of upbeat surf rock songs, including the title track "For Those Who Think Young" by Gary Usher and Roger Christian. The music adds to the overall sense of fun and adventure that permeates the movie.

Overall, For Those Who Think Young is a delightful and entertaining film that captures the spirit of the early 1960s. It's a nostalgic trip back to a time when the world seemed full of possibility and anything was possible. If you're looking for a fun and lighthearted movie that will leave you with a smile on your face, this is definitely one to check out.

For Those Who Think Young is a 1964 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    1 hr 36 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (561)