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Patty Duke has The Beat (1965)

This movie is corny and didn't amount to a hill of beans but we like Patty Duke and we're willing to forgive her for this FLUFF.

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by Anonymousreply 69November 27, 2021 5:10 PM

Also known as The Chaz Bono Story.

by Anonymousreply 1November 13, 2021 5:38 PM

That's nice that they were making movies for Tomboys back in the 60s

by Anonymousreply 2November 13, 2021 5:50 PM

Donna McKechnie and Bobby Banas are two of the dancing high schoolers.

by Anonymousreply 3November 13, 2021 5:53 PM

R3- Right, they were both dancers on Hullabalo in 1965.

by Anonymousreply 4November 13, 2021 5:56 PM

R2- Early in the movie she tells her father she has no interest in the new boy. She has short hair and good at sports- an indirect way of presenting a Lesbian in 1965?

by Anonymousreply 5November 13, 2021 5:57 PM

[quote] but we like Patty Duke

No, WE don't

by Anonymousreply 6November 13, 2021 5:59 PM

And her name is.... "Billie"......

by Anonymousreply 7November 13, 2021 5:59 PM

I love this movie. It’s kind of like Tea and Sympathy for lesbians. Watch it once every year.

by Anonymousreply 8November 13, 2021 6:10 PM

They should have done a companion movie, "Bobby", about a young boy who dreams of being head cheerleader

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by Anonymousreply 9November 13, 2021 6:12 PM

They already made a movie about someone named, um, Bobbi...

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by Anonymousreply 10November 13, 2021 6:16 PM

Susan "DOOL" Seaforth played her sister.

by Anonymousreply 11November 13, 2021 6:22 PM

R11- The actress playing Patty Dukes sister in this movie looks old enough to be Patty Dukes mother even though in real life the actress was only 21 years old. BIZARRE

by Anonymousreply 12November 13, 2021 6:29 PM

We called her "Daffy Puke" in my house. And wanted to punch her in the face and give her a haircut in "The Miracle Worker."

Bancroft, too. Oscar thief.

by Anonymousreply 13November 13, 2021 6:31 PM

Punctuation is a sign of an active mind, R12.

Oh, dear x 2.

by Anonymousreply 14November 13, 2021 6:33 PM

What do these dancers think this is?

West Side Story

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by Anonymousreply 15November 13, 2021 7:56 PM

Where's the scene where she has her first period in the locker room?

by Anonymousreply 16November 13, 2021 8:15 PM

It was 1965. Instead she gets a visit from her Aunt Flow (a wisecracking Nancy Walker).

by Anonymousreply 17November 13, 2021 8:23 PM

So butch…I’ve always been in awe of her range.

by Anonymousreply 18November 13, 2021 8:43 PM

[quote]They should have done a companion movie, "Bobby", about a young boy who dreams of being head cheerleader[quote]

His name would be George W. He was a cheerlade before he was POTUS

by Anonymousreply 19November 14, 2021 3:35 AM

Love this Movie

by Anonymousreply 20November 21, 2021 10:31 PM

Billie marches to the beat of a different drummer

by Anonymousreply 21November 21, 2021 10:43 PM

[quote] Patty Duke has The Beat

Well, at least we know it won’t kill her.

by Anonymousreply 22November 21, 2021 10:45 PM

Berlinger was 28 and Duke was 19 in 1965. Duke would have been a good choice for Inside Daisy Clover (1965) over Natalie Wood who was 25 playing a 15-year old.

by Anonymousreply 23November 21, 2021 11:34 PM

R23- I noticed in the dance number at R15- that Berlinger was quite stocky. But in the movie trailer at the beginning of this thread when he's with Patty Duke on the field he looks noticeably slimmer. I think he gained significant weight during the filming of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 24November 21, 2021 11:37 PM

R13=Angela Lansbury

by Anonymousreply 25November 22, 2021 12:02 AM

R25 I was sad that Eddie Applegate her boyfriend Richard from her TV show wasn't in this movie.....

BUT R15 as much as I liked The Beat - this is the number I remembered when I got home....

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by Anonymousreply 26November 22, 2021 12:28 AM

This film and Patty's performance in it seemed like "Anna Karenina" compared with "VOTD" that followed a couple of years later!

by Anonymousreply 27November 22, 2021 2:35 AM

Billy DeWolfe as an added attraction. Saving grace!!!

by Anonymousreply 28November 22, 2021 3:05 AM

I hate Billy DeWolfe.

by Anonymousreply 29November 22, 2021 3:08 AM

I like Billy DeWolfe. He had a certain campy, eccentric charm. He really was talented in his own way.

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by Anonymousreply 30November 22, 2021 3:13 AM

R23, Warren Berlinger was in the OBP of Annie Get Your Gun with Merman.

by Anonymousreply 31November 22, 2021 5:34 AM

R23 💯 This movie was totally done because her then manages wanted to cash in on her popularity with the Patty Duke show. The movie actually if I remember correctly, took 15 days to film. It was just enough time for her to do this and then go back to the Patty Duke show.

by Anonymousreply 32November 22, 2021 12:33 PM

In 1986 I was in book version of this film, Time Out for Ginger. I played the father’s boss, who threatens to fire him because of the girl competing with the boys. Dinner theater purgatory.

by Anonymousreply 33November 22, 2021 12:45 PM

Thanks OP...I forgot about Billie. I used to watch this when It was on the 4:30 movie after school. This actually brought back good memories for a change

by Anonymousreply 34November 22, 2021 12:58 PM

Warren Berlinger is the nephew of Milton Berle, so you know he had a BIG DICK.

by Anonymousreply 35November 22, 2021 2:04 PM

Call her ANNA you stupid motherfuckers

by Anonymousreply 36November 22, 2021 2:15 PM

R34- I had NEVER heard of this movie until the day I posted the thread about it , a week a ago Saturday. The best films were shown on The 4:30 movie in the 1970's into the early 1980's. I must have missed this one back then.

R32- The Patty Duke show was filmed in New York because they did not have strict child labor laws like California's. By the mid 1960's most television comedies and dramas were filmed in California, just the way the movie industry started in the NYC area and shifted to California after world war one.

by Anonymousreply 37November 22, 2021 2:24 PM

Yes, OP the 4:30 movies were the best...I could and did watch "The Thrill of it All" with Doris day over and over again. Mike Douglas and Merv were also after school favorites for me and my friends...I must have been an old soul at 10 yrs old to love this stuff

by Anonymousreply 38November 22, 2021 2:59 PM

R38- You weren't an old soul you were a YOUNG queen. I loved Planet Of The Apes week on the 4:30 movie and I may not have liked Charlton Heston's politics years later but he was in the BEST movies- Planet Of The Apes, The Omega Man, Soylent Green, Earthquake- all of these films were shown on the 4:30 movie in the late 1970's.

by Anonymousreply 39November 22, 2021 3:04 PM

I want to see Sutton Foster in the Broadway musical adaptation of this. Keep the film score and add more tunes. Who to play the Warren role?

by Anonymousreply 40November 22, 2021 3:36 PM

R23, Natalie was great in Inside Daisy Clover.

by Anonymousreply 41November 22, 2021 3:49 PM

R41 Natalie Wood was grating, not great in IDC. Brassy and mechanical and her scenes with her sister Gloria are embarrassing. Both actresses are awful. The highlights in her hair look gray and her tough teen act is so mannered. Her performance has been compared to early Micky Rooney and Huck Finn.

by Anonymousreply 42November 22, 2021 7:50 PM

Hasn’t she suffered enough? I met a guy who worked as an extra on This Property is Condemned. He said Natalie was warm, and was really nice to all the guys working for sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 43November 23, 2021 5:09 AM

Yes, R43 she has.

by Anonymousreply 44November 23, 2021 5:35 AM

r23, is it possible to learn that dance number and everything else in 15 days?

by Anonymousreply 45November 23, 2021 11:00 AM

Yes, R23 if the psychotic Ross' are you managers

by Anonymousreply 46November 23, 2021 6:59 PM

Working as an extra on a trashy film like "This Property is Condemned" must have been fun. Whetehr or not she was nice, she was not a great actress.

by Anonymousreply 47November 23, 2021 7:05 PM

However, r47, she *was* a Movie Star.

by Anonymousreply 48November 23, 2021 7:12 PM

R46 LOL 😂

by Anonymousreply 49November 24, 2021 4:17 AM

R47, And to be in the midst of Robert Redford in the 1960s.

Yes, please.

by Anonymousreply 50November 24, 2021 11:04 AM

R32, Did the Rosses still have much control over Patty by 1965? I can't picture Harry Falk allowing that to continue.

"Patty Duke and Harry Falk were married for 4 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together in 1964 and married on 26th Nov 1965."

by Anonymousreply 51November 24, 2021 11:10 AM

IIRC the last year of TPDS was filmed in CA. It was my favorite show when I was a kid but now I just find Richard so creepy. What on earth did she see in this self-important whiny dolt? I was shocked when I found out how old the actor was at the time.

But the main thing that bugged me about this show was their house. It was arranged so oddly. But it was huge, yet Patty and Cathy had to share a room.

I thought Billie was a stupid movie even as a kid. I had no interest in sports and couldn’t understand why they butchered and bleached her hair. It was so unattractive, but then she had old lady hair on her show. And OMG those eyebrows.

by Anonymousreply 52November 24, 2021 11:23 AM

[quote]Warren Berlinger is the nephew of Milton Berle, so you know he had a BIG DICK.

Is it me or is Warren Berlinger sitting next to John Wayne when he wins his Oscar? Was always hoping he would do an east coast autograph show to ask him.

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by Anonymousreply 53November 24, 2021 11:30 AM

The show was moved to LA as soon as Duke turned 18. Oddly, despite that expense, it wasn't renewed for another season because United Artists balked at the cost of shooting it in a color (a few thousand an episode). By then, it had run its course anyway. The best episodes were in the first two seasons.

by Anonymousreply 54November 24, 2021 1:17 PM

R32 yes the Rosses had complete control over Patty Duke until she turned 18. Even though she was 18 by 1965 she still had a contract with them. She did not marry Harry Falk her first husband, until November when she was almost 19 years old (her birthday is December 14th). It wasn't until the Patty Duke Show was over, that she was able to free herself from the Rosses.

by Anonymousreply 55November 25, 2021 3:20 AM

R53 as weird as it seems - yes that is Warren Berlinger sitting beside John Wayne. There is a man to Warren's right, but I can't tell who that is.....maybe he was someone's guest.

by Anonymousreply 56November 25, 2021 6:03 PM

R56, Maybe he was a seat filler. They had them at the 1970 ceremony. The late Robert Osborne was a seat filler that year and he got to sit next to Elizabeth Taylor when Richard Burton left to present an Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 57November 26, 2021 2:20 AM

^^^This is why I love Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 58November 26, 2021 2:36 AM

Do not like patty duke especially the stupid sitcom where she was an identical embaressment

by Anonymousreply 59November 26, 2021 2:45 AM

R59- THE best part of the Patty Duke Show was THIS opening.

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by Anonymousreply 60November 26, 2021 2:50 AM

Off-beat and off-key.

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by Anonymousreply 61November 26, 2021 3:00 AM

Loved watching this movie as a kid in the 70's.

by Anonymousreply 62November 26, 2021 3:05 AM

"A hot dog makes her lose control . . ."

by Anonymousreply 63November 26, 2021 10:32 AM

Just watched an interview on line where she mentions doing a live drama with Lawrence Olivier. In the small clip you can see she is anything but the cliched child actress. She holds her own. Wish the whole show as available.

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by Anonymousreply 64November 26, 2021 11:52 AM

R64, How many actresses can say they've acted with Laurence Olivier and Eddie Applegate?

by Anonymousreply 65November 26, 2021 1:08 PM

R61 I agree this was not one of her better albums. But if you can find a copy of her folk songs album, she really shines in that one. The album is called, PATTY DUKE SINGS FOLK SONGS, TIME TO MOVE ON 👍

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by Anonymousreply 67November 26, 2021 3:12 PM

R59 a person with inner dignity can never be embarrassed.

by Anonymousreply 68November 26, 2021 6:00 PM

R61, unrequited love. Oh, Mary, very sad.

by Anonymousreply 69November 27, 2021 5:10 PM
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