Not only is this good, campy fun, but it's a treasure trove for trivia fan everywhere. In this sequel to BEACH PARTY (1963), Avalon and Funicello are distressed when a new gym, operated by Rickles, opens up next to their strip of sun, sand, and surf. Egotist Lupus is the king of Rickles'
musclemen; Paluzzi is a wealthy young countess who comes chasing after Lupus and then sets her sights on Avalon. Boy oh boy, does Funicello ever get sore! Some silly business involving a showdown between the beach gang and the muscle maniacs is broken up by Lorre. This was the great actor's final
film, and the studio kept his appearance a big secret. His name did not appear in the ...