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.
Patty Duke has The Beat (1965)
|by Anonymous||reply 69||November 27, 2021 5:10 PM|
Also known as The Chaz Bono Story.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 13, 2021 5:38 PM|
That's nice that they were making movies for Tomboys back in the 60s
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 13, 2021 5:50 PM|
Donna McKechnie and Bobby Banas are two of the dancing high schoolers.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 13, 2021 5:53 PM|
R3- Right, they were both dancers on Hullabalo in 1965.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 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 Anonymous||reply 5||November 13, 2021 5:57 PM|
[quote] but we like Patty Duke
No, WE don't
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 13, 2021 5:59 PM|
And her name is.... "Billie"......
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 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 Anonymous||reply 8||November 13, 2021 6:10 PM|
They should have done a companion movie, "Bobby", about a young boy who dreams of being head cheerleader
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 13, 2021 6:12 PM|
They already made a movie about someone named, um, Bobbi...
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 13, 2021 6:16 PM|
Susan "DOOL" Seaforth played her sister.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 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 Anonymous||reply 12||November 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 Anonymous||reply 13||November 13, 2021 6:31 PM|
Punctuation is a sign of an active mind, R12.
Oh, dear x 2.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 13, 2021 6:33 PM|
What do these dancers think this is?
West Side Story
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 13, 2021 7:56 PM|
Where's the scene where she has her first period in the locker room?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 13, 2021 8:15 PM|
It was 1965. Instead she gets a visit from her Aunt Flow (a wisecracking Nancy Walker).
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 13, 2021 8:23 PM|
So butch…I’ve always been in awe of her range.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 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 Anonymous||reply 19||November 14, 2021 3:35 AM|
Love this Movie
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 21, 2021 10:31 PM|
Billie marches to the beat of a different drummer
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 21, 2021 10:43 PM|
[quote] Patty Duke has The Beat
Well, at least we know it won’t kill her.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 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 Anonymous||reply 23||November 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 Anonymous||reply 24||November 21, 2021 11:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 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....
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 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 Anonymous||reply 27||November 22, 2021 2:35 AM|
Billy DeWolfe as an added attraction. Saving grace!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 22, 2021 3:05 AM|
I hate Billy DeWolfe.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 22, 2021 3:08 AM|
I like Billy DeWolfe. He had a certain campy, eccentric charm. He really was talented in his own way.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||November 22, 2021 3:13 AM|
R23, Warren Berlinger was in the OBP of Annie Get Your Gun with Merman.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 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 Anonymous||reply 32||November 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 Anonymous||reply 33||November 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 Anonymous||reply 34||November 22, 2021 12:58 PM|
Warren Berlinger is the nephew of Milton Berle, so you know he had a BIG DICK.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 22, 2021 2:04 PM|
Call her ANNA you stupid motherfuckers
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 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 Anonymous||reply 37||November 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 Anonymous||reply 38||November 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 Anonymous||reply 39||November 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 Anonymous||reply 40||November 22, 2021 3:36 PM|
R23, Natalie was great in Inside Daisy Clover.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 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 Anonymous||reply 42||November 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 Anonymous||reply 43||November 23, 2021 5:09 AM|
Yes, R43 she has.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 23, 2021 5:35 AM|
r23, is it possible to learn that dance number and everything else in 15 days?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 23, 2021 11:00 AM|
Yes, R23 if the psychotic Ross' are you managers
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 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 Anonymous||reply 47||November 23, 2021 7:05 PM|
However, r47, she *was* a Movie Star.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||November 23, 2021 7:12 PM|
R46 LOL 😂
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 24, 2021 4:17 AM|
R47, And to be in the midst of Robert Redford in the 1960s.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||November 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 Anonymous||reply 51||November 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 Anonymous||reply 52||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||November 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 Anonymous||reply 54||November 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 Anonymous||reply 55||November 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 Anonymous||reply 56||November 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 Anonymous||reply 57||November 26, 2021 2:20 AM|
^^^This is why I love Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||November 26, 2021 2:36 AM|
Do not like patty duke especially the stupid sitcom where she was an identical embaressment
|by Anonymous||reply 59||November 26, 2021 2:45 AM|
R59- THE best part of the Patty Duke Show was THIS opening.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||November 26, 2021 2:50 AM|
Off-beat and off-key.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||November 26, 2021 3:00 AM|
Loved watching this movie as a kid in the 70's.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||November 26, 2021 3:05 AM|
"A hot dog makes her lose control . . ."
|by Anonymous||reply 63||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||November 26, 2021 11:52 AM|
R64, How many actresses can say they've acted with Laurence Olivier and Eddie Applegate?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||November 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 👍
|by Anonymous||reply 66||November 26, 2021 2:59 PM|
R64 THE POWER AND THE GLORY is now out on DVD, FYI.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||November 26, 2021 3:12 PM|
R59 a person with inner dignity can never be embarrassed.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||November 26, 2021 6:00 PM|
R61, unrequited love. Oh, Mary, very sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||November 27, 2021 5:10 PM|