Gidget (1959)

Director
Paul Wendkos

Main cast
Sandra Dee; James Darren; Cliff Robertson; Arthur O'Connell; The Four Preps

Genres
Comedy, Romance

Description
Due to an accident while swimming in the sea, Francis meets the surfer Moondoggy. She's fascinated of his sport and starts to hang out with his clique. Although they make fun of her at first, they teach her to surf. Soon she's accepted and given the nickname "Gidget". But it's hard work to become more than a friend to Moondoggy.


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