Made during the era when beach films were popular with the teenage audience, PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND capitalized on the success of MGM's WHERE THE BOYS ARE (1960). Duggan plays the harried police chief of Palm Springs. Every spring the hotels are loaded with college kids looking for a good
time with members of the opposite gender, including then-teen idol Donahue, playing a medical student. Aboard his bus on the trip there is Stevens, a high-school girl pretending to be a wealthy college coed. The bus breaks down and Stevens hitches a ride with Conrad, a rich spoiled brat. Stevens
also meets Hardin, a Hollywood stuntman, who becomes romantically interested in her. Don...