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Gidget Grows Up (1969)

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Movie 30 December 1969
After spending the last two years in Europe as an exchange student, Gidget returns home to California only to discover that things have changed. The letters she had been writing to her ... See full summary »

Director:

James Sheldon

Writers:

John McGreevey, Frederick Kohner (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Valentine ... Gidget Lawrence
Edward Mulhare ... Alex MacLaughlin
Paul Petersen ... Moondoggie Griffith
Warner Anderson ... Ambassador Post
Robert Cummings ... Russ Lawrence (as Bob Cummings)
Nina Foch ... Bibi Crosby
Paul Lynde ... Louis B. Latimer
Susan Batson ... Diana Otessa
Hal Frederick ... Lee Basumba
Helen Funai Helen Funai ... Minnie Chan
Mario Aniov Mario Aniov ... Abdul Ahmed III
Gunilla Knudson Gunilla Knudson ... Katrina Lund (as Gunilla Knudsen)
Doreen Lang Doreen Lang ... Mrs. Willard
Michael Lembeck ... Arnold
Davis Roberts ... Bukumbu Representative
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Storyline

After spending the last two years in Europe as an exchange student, Gidget returns home to California only to discover that things have changed. The letters she had been writing to her beloved "moondoggie" to try to make him jealous have had the wrong effect. Disillusioned with love, and after hearing a speech on television, she decides to make a real difference in the world by going to New York to become a youth worker at the United Nations. While there she has a proposal of marriage from an extremely wealthy Arabian Sheik, but instead she falls for a handsome but older Australian diplomat. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

Gidget and her 2 friends rent a 2-bedroom apartment on the corner of E 10th St,, in the East Village, for $185/mo (equal to $1278 in 2019). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gidget Lawrence: Well, there it is. The United Nations. One of humanities nobelist achievements. And here am I, Gidget Lawrence. Currently one of humanities most miserable misfits.
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Connections

Followed by Gidget Gets Married (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Growing Up
Music by Shorty Rogers
Lyrics by Kelly Gordon
Sung by Jean King
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Good Gidget movie.
2 December 2007 | by dsnow-1See all my reviews

Personally I can't believe this Gidget movie is given such a low rating.

It was my favorite of all the Gidget movies.

It was a switch from the Gidget surfing to Gidget getting out on her own and experiencing life.

I wish they'd bring it out on DVD so I could get the movie for my youngest daughter because I know she'd like it.

I'd even sit and watch it with her.

I would enjoy seeing it again.

It's a good movie for young girls to watch, I wish they'd still make movies like this.

Karen Valentine did a great job as Gidget and Paul Peterson as Moon Doggie.

Good movie in my opinion.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Turkish | Japanese | Spanish

Release Date:

30 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gidget ya no es una niña See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Screen Gems See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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