Thursday, December 3, 2015

I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew (1968)

Director: Richard L. Bare

Writers: Richard L. Bare, Henry Irving, George O'Hanlon

Composer: Philip Springer

Starring: Gardner McKay, Fred Clark, Diane McBain, Pat Buttram, Richard Denning, Edy Williams, Mary O'Brien, Jeanne Rainer, Bebe Louie, Arlene Charles, Betty South, Douglas Mossman, Zulu, Al Alawai, Duke Kahanamoku's International Surfing Champs

More info: IMDb

Tagline: It's ship-shapely all-girl crew took turns shaping up for the captain's watch

Plot: 'Generous' Josh belittles the sailing abilities of his friend Terry O'Brien, and Terry counters by betting Josh $20,000 that, using an all-female crew, he can beat him in a race to Tahiti. Terry's crew consists of novice sailors - a murderess, a cocktail waitress, and two other women who go along for the ride - while Josh has an experienced crew.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? Nope.

I know, I know.  I give this a 6/10 and lower scores to some films that are considered classics.  But what it comes down to is how much enjoyment I get from a movie.  If it bores me I go 5/10 or less.  A 6 isn't great but this silly picture is reasonably entertaining.  It's 60s sexism with a thin plot that's filled with goofy scenes, a great title that says it all, gorgeous gals, beautiful scenery (you know, foreign locales, coastlines, island beaches, etc.), a cheesy 60s score and then there's the awesomeness of having Fred Clark and Pat Buttram in the picture.  It would have been nice if it was loaded with nudity but there's not a single side boob or nipple in sight.  It's a little racier than GILLIGAN'S ISLAND and far from anything Russ Meyer would have cooked up. The thing is, if it was loaded with boobs the overall quality of the film would have suffered because it would've been a completely different production.  Still, it would've had boobs and everyone knows boob and Tahiti go together like boobs and anything else. Boobs.  Mmmmmmmm.

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