Gidget Goes to Rome is a 1963 Columbia Pictures Eastmancolor feature film starring Cindy Carol as the archetypal high school teen surfer girl originally portrayed by Sandra Dee in the 1959 film Gidget. The film is the third of three Gidget films directed by Paul Wendkos and expands upon Gidget's romance with boyfriend Moondoggie. The screenplay was written by Ruth Brooks Flippen based on characters created by Frederick Kohner. Veterans of previous Gidget films making appearances include James Darren as "Moondoggie", Joby Baker, and Jean "Jeff" Donnell as Gidget's mom, Mrs. Lawrence. College-bound Gidget (Cindy Carol) is vacationing in Rome for the summer with faithful boyfriend Jeff, aka Moondoggie (James Darren) and their friends. Chaperoning the pair is Aunt Albertina (Jessie Royce Landis). However, Gidget's father Russell, worried about his daughter being abroad, asks an old friend of his, named Paolo Cellini, to keep an eye on Gidget to see that she stays out of trouble. Complications set in when Gidget begins to fall for the much older Paolo.

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Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)

Romance/Comedy · 1h 44m · 8/7/1963

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That new Gidget on the loose!...and Rome's on the run!

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Gidget Goes to Rome is a 1963 Columbia Pictures Eastmancolor feature film starring Cindy Carol as the archetypal high school teen surfer girl originally portrayed by Sandra Dee in the 1959 film Gidget. The film is the third of three Gidget films directed by Paul Wendkos and expands upon Gidget's romance with boyfriend Moondoggie. The screenplay was written by Ruth Brooks Flippen based on characters created by Frederick Kohner. Veterans of previous Gidget films making appearances include James Darren as "Moondoggie", Joby Baker, and Jean "Jeff" Donnell as Gidget's mom, Mrs. Lawrence. College-bound Gidget (Cindy Carol) is vacationing in Rome for the summer with faithful boyfriend Jeff, aka Moondoggie (James Darren) and their friends. Chaperoning the pair is Aunt Albertina (Jessie Royce Landis). However, Gidget's father Russell, worried about his daughter being abroad, asks an old friend of his, named Paolo Cellini, to keep an eye on Gidget to see that she stays out of trouble. Complications set in when Gidget begins to fall for the much older Paolo.

Status

Released

Languages

English, Italian

Country

Italy

Production Company

Jerry Bresler Productions

Revenue

$4,360,000
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Cast
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James Darren

Moondoggie (Jeff Matthews)
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Cindy Carol

Gidget (Frances Lawrence)
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Jessie Royce Landis

Albertina Blythe
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Cesare Danova

Paolo Cellini
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Danielle De Metz

Daniela (as Danielle de Metz)
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Joby Baker

Judge
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Trudi Ames

Libby Bennett
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Noreen Corcoran

Lucy McDougall
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Peter Brooks

Clay Anderson
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Lisa Gastoni

Signora Cellini
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Claudio Gora

Alberto
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Don Porter

Russell Lawrence
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Jeff Donnell

Mrs. Lawrence
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Leon Auerbach

East Indian Yoga (uncredited)
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Mimo Billi

Fontana Doorman (uncredited)
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Luigi Bonos

Museum Official (uncredited)
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Charles Borromel

Whitefaced Poet (uncredited)
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Leonardo Botta

Italian Boy (uncredited)
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Mathilda Calnan

Old Party Guest (uncredited)
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José Canalejas

Pinchman (uncredited)
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Jan Coomer

Poet's Listener (uncredited)
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Rod Dana

U.S. Embassy Marine (uncredited)
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Jim Dolen

Nelson (uncredited)
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Audrey Fairfax

Contessa Ginger de Roquefort (uncredited)
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Fontana

The Fontanas (uncredited)
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Eddie Foy Jr.

Beachgoer Wanting to Use Phone (uncredited)
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Eddra Gale

Fat Party Guest (uncredited)
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Joe Kamel

Italian Boy (uncredited)
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Tina Lepri

Fontana Model (uncredited)
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Sylvia Llore

Fontana Model (uncredited)
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Evi Marandi

Receptionist (uncredited)
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David Maunsell

Poet's Listener (uncredited)
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Milly

Henrietta (uncredited)
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Norma Nedici

Normal Party Guest (uncredited)
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Umberto Raho

Mario, the Waiter (uncredited)
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Adria Ramaccia

Fontana Model (uncredited)
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May Sariola

Fontana Model (uncredited)
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Carmen Scarpitta

Caviar Party Guest (uncredited)
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Nino Segurini

Italian Boy (uncredited)
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John Stacy

Drunken Butler (uncredited)
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Milena Vukotic

Caviar Party Guest (uncredited)
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Irina Wassilchikoff

Lean Party Guest (uncredited)
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Veronica Wells

Fontana's Major Domo Dresser (uncredited)
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Vadim Wolkonsky

Prince Bianchi (uncredited)
Crew
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Paul Wendkos

Director
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Ruth Brooks Flippen

Writer
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Katherine Albert

Writer
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Dale Eunson

Writer
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Frederick Kohner

Writer
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Gidget Goes To Rome

(DVD)

8/3/2004

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