Friday, June 3, 2011

Don't Make Waves (1967).

Don't Make Waves (1967), which starred Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale and Sharon Tate. The film is based on the 1959 novel, Muscle Beach, by Ira Wallach. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick, the film showed a series of romantic triangles between the cast members living the Southern California life style. I think this film is fun to watch because it perfectly captures the Southern California scene in mid-sixties, a very interesting time. Please look for my list of favorite 60s films, which I will post up soon.

Please click here to view Monty's " Dont Make Waves" movie review.

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The score was composed by Vic Mizzy. Jim McGuinn and Chris Hillman wrote the title song, "Don't Make Waves," performed by The Byrds over the opening credits.

Sharon Tate told her husband Roman Polanski that her experience working on this film was tense, and it was worsened when a stuntman drowned when he parachuted into the Pacific Ocean.

The film was Sharon Tate's third to be produced, but is considered to be her debut. MGM ran a huge campaign that was based on Tate and her character, Malibu, and life-sized cardboard cutouts of Tate wearing a bikini were placed in cinema foyers throughout the United States. It was also linked to a widespread advertising campaign by Coppertone which also featured Tate.

The Malibu Barbie doll, first produced in 1973, was based on Tate and her character, Malibu.

Please click here to learn more about Sharon Tate.

In American Prince, his 2009 autobiography, Tony Curtis wrote of making Don't Make Waves: "The plot was utterly ridiculous, but I agreed to appear in the film because I got a percentage of the gross."

Please click here to learn more about Tony Curtis.


  1. I've never managed to see this film Dawn but I've always thought it sounds like great fun.
    I'm a fan of all three of its stars and I always find it very poignant seeing Sharon Tate on screen when you think how tragically her life was ended!
    Do you know if this film has ever had a DVD release?

  2. Dawn, I never saw this movie, but you reminded me how pretty Sharon was. And I didn't know Malibu Barbie was based on her! Interesting info!

  3. Paul, I just looked it up...Yes, the film "Dont Make Waves" is on DVD. :)

    Becky, whenever I look up info. on Sharon Tate. I always learn something new about her.

    Hopefully, TCM will have it on again this Summer.


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