“Wild On The Beach” 1965, was a beach party movie notable for the music acts showcased on screen. Especially, the film debut of Sonny and Cher. They played themselves and received fourth billing. “Wild On The Beach” promised 11 Big Beat Songs and the fun that’s certain when guys and gals rent the same beach house. Backed by the group The Astronauts, Sonny and Cher sang “It’s Gonna Rain,” written by Sonny.This was producer/director Maury Dexter’s 3rd teen flick & 2nd effort to imitate AIP’s “Beach Party” Formula. A rare black & white teen film.
The movie was promoted as a standard beach party film with posters showing girls in bikinis & a title song with lyrics about “two steps down to the nearest wave.” However, no one in the cast actually wore swimsuits nor did they do anything but walk fully clothed on the beach. The only surfing was a few random inserts of extras on surfboards. Backed by the Astronauts Sonny & Cher sang his original but forgettable “It’s Gonna Rain.” All the songs are regrettable including the Astronauts “Pyramid Stomp.”
With too much plot and nothing resolved. Even, lovable Sonny and Cher probably wish they called in “sick.” Two years later they’d appear in a 1967 version of this film. The last time they’d grace the screen playing themselves. The formula proved magic on television but it would take Cher 20 years to win an Academy Award for “Moonstruck.”
My Forever Treasures offer a fun treasure. The “Wild On The Beach” Lobby Card 11″ x 14.” Our way of showing Sonny and Cher we still remember and don’t regret “Wild On The Beach.” Framed on your wall, you can show them you care.
WILD ON THE BEACH Movie Trailer 1965