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8th Dec '16 1:27:21 AM dunicha
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* MonochromeCasting: Little Richard is the ''only'' black person in the entire movie.

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* MonochromeCasting: Little Richard is the ''only'' black person in the entire movie. And he only appears in one short scene.
6th Nov '16 1:40:32 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Arthur Duval's voice and manner are clearly patterned after JackBenny.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Arthur Duval's voice and manner are clearly patterned after JackBenny.Creator/JackBenny.
2nd Nov '16 2:46:05 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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''Catalina Caper'' (also known as ''Never Steal Anything Wet'') is a campy 1967 musical comedy mystery film from Creator/CrownInternationalPictures starring Tommy Kirk. One of the last entries (if not ''the'' last) in the '60s beach party film genre exemplified by ''Film/BeachBlanketBingo'', this film blends the beach format with a standard crime-caper comedy.

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''Catalina Caper'' (also known as ''Never Steal Anything Wet'') is a campy 1967 musical comedy mystery film from Creator/CrownInternationalPictures starring Tommy Kirk. One of the last entries (if not ''the'' last) in the '60s beach party film genre exemplified by ''Film/BeachBlanketBingo'', ''Film/BeachBlanketBingo,'' this film blends the beach format with a standard crime-caper comedy.



* PoliceAreUseless: The security at the museum utterly fails at keeping out intruders after hours. On top of that, he actually sees Tad right as he's put a high profile stolen art piece back and doesn't even notice until ''after'' Tad has left.

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* PoliceAreUseless: The security at the museum utterly fails at keeping out intruders after hours. On top of that, he actually sees Tad right as he's put a high profile high-profile stolen art piece back and doesn't even notice until ''after'' Tad has left.



* StupidCrooks: Larry in particular is a terrible thief at the start of the film - making off with the scroll by sheer dumb luck while making a ton of noise and even knocking over priceless artifacts in the process. The parents aren't much better either, completely failing to even hang on to their valuable artifact. Finally, Lakopolis' minion ends up losing the scroll almost instantly by trying to make off with it ''when the parents were selling it to him in the first place.''

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* StupidCrooks: Larry in particular is a terrible thief at the start of the film - making film--making off with the scroll by sheer dumb luck while making a ton of noise and even knocking over priceless artifacts in the process. The parents aren't much better either, completely failing to even hang on to their valuable artifact. Finally, Lakopolis' minion ends up losing the scroll almost instantly by trying to make off with it ''when the parents were selling it to him in the first place.''



* ThematicThemeTune: "Never Steal Anything Wet", upgraded to TitleThemeTune in some re-releases.

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* ThematicThemeTune: "Never Steal Anything Wet", Wet," upgraded to TitleThemeTune in some re-releases.
2nd Nov '16 2:43:25 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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While about half the movie is just music numbers featuring teens dancing to music (at one point being serenaded by Music/LittleRichard[[note]]who is clearly stoned off his gourd[[/note]]), there is an actual plot that noses in from time to time. An ancient scroll is stolen from a museum in Los Angeles. The next day, teenager Don Pringle (Kirk) arrives on Catalina Island with his friend Charlie Moss (Brian Cutler), who is determined to teach the Arizona boy what the swingin' beach party scene is all about - and also hook him up with his sister, Tina (Venita Wolf). However, on the boat ride over, Don is taken by the exotic beauty of vaguely foreign Katrina Corelli (Ulla Strömstedt) - though she's on the island to accompany her fiance, the vaguely threatening Angelo (Lyle Waggoner). Meanwhile, another of Charlie's friends, Tad Duval (Peter Duryea), has arrived on the island along with his parents (Del Moore and Sue Casey); due to past history, he suspects they're up to something criminal. In reality, the parents have hired a burglar, Larry (Jim Begg), to steal the scroll from the museum so they can craft a forgery and sell it to their rich foreign mark Dino Lakopolis (Lee Deane). All the while, they're being trailed by hapless insurance investigator Fingers O'Toole (Robert Donner), who just wants to recover the scroll for the museum and hopefully arrest the larcenous Duvals in the process. After one of Lakopolis' men attempts to steal the scroll from the Duvals, it winds up in the water - leading to not one, but ''two'' under water scuba diving knife fights in the film as the teens get wise to the scheme.

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While about half the movie is just music numbers featuring teens dancing to music (at one point being serenaded by Music/LittleRichard[[note]]who is clearly stoned off his gourd[[/note]]), there is an actual plot that noses in from time to time. An ancient scroll is stolen from a museum in Los Angeles. The next day, teenager Don Pringle (Kirk) arrives on Catalina Island with his friend Charlie Moss (Brian Cutler), who is determined to teach the Arizona boy what the swingin' beach party scene is all about - about, and also hook him up with his sister, Tina (Venita Wolf). However, on the boat ride over, Don is taken by the exotic beauty of vaguely foreign Katrina Corelli (Ulla Strömstedt) - though she's on the island to accompany her fiance, the vaguely threatening Angelo (Lyle Waggoner). Meanwhile, another of Charlie's friends, Tad Duval (Peter Duryea), has arrived on the island along with his parents (Del Moore and Sue Casey); due to past history, he suspects they're up to something criminal. In reality, the parents have hired a burglar, Larry (Jim Begg), to steal the scroll from the museum so they can craft a forgery and sell it to their rich foreign mark Dino Lakopolis (Lee Deane). All the while, they're being trailed by hapless insurance investigator Fingers O'Toole (Robert Donner), who just wants to recover the scroll for the museum and hopefully arrest the larcenous Duvals in the process. After one of Lakopolis' men attempts to steal the scroll from the Duvals, it winds up in the water - leading water--leading to not one, but ''two'' under water scuba diving knife fights in the film as the teens get wise to the scheme.



* AndStarring: Introducing Venita Wolf as 'Tina' ("[[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf Who's afraid of Venita Wolf]], anyway?") and Brian Cutler as 'Charlie' ("[[ThePopeOfGreenwichVillage Charlie, they cut off my thumbs!]]").

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* AndStarring: Introducing Venita Wolf as 'Tina' "Tina" ("[[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf Who's afraid of Venita Wolf]], anyway?") and Brian Cutler as 'Charlie' "Charlie" ("[[ThePopeOfGreenwichVillage Charlie, they cut off my thumbs!]]").



* ButtMonkey: Fingers is pretty much defined by his constant pratfalls. If there is even the slightest chance that he will trip, fall into the water, or create a scenario where someone slaps him, ''it will happen.'' After all of the abuse he suffers in the film, he finally can't even succeed at his original goal - arresting Arthur Duval for his numerous crimes - because his son Tad had secretly returned the scroll and thus left no evidence of Duval's crimes.

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* ButtMonkey: Fingers is pretty much defined by his constant pratfalls. If there is even the slightest chance that he will trip, fall into the water, or create a scenario where someone slaps him, ''it will happen.'' After all of the abuse he suffers in the film, he finally can't even succeed at his original goal - arresting goal--arresting Arthur Duval for his numerous crimes - because crimes--because his son Tad had secretly returned the scroll and thus left no evidence of Duval's crimes.
28th May '16 7:44:49 AM AnotherGuy
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While about half the movie is just music numbers featuring teens dancing to music (at one point being serenaded by Music/LittleRichard), there is an actual plot that noses in from time to time. An ancient scroll is stolen from a museum in Los Angeles. The next day, teenager Don Pringle (Kirk) arrives on Catalina Island with his friend Charlie Moss (Brian Cutler), who is determined to teach the Arizona boy what the swingin' beach party scene is all about - and also hook him up with his sister, Tina (Venita Wolf). However, on the boat ride over, Don is taken by the exotic beauty of vaguely foreign Katrina Corelli (Ulla Strömstedt) - though she's on the island to accompany her fiance, the vaguely threatening Angelo (Lyle Waggoner). Meanwhile, another of Charlie's friends, Tad Duval (Peter Duryea), has arrived on the island along with his parents (Del Moore and Sue Casey); due to past history, he suspects they're up to something criminal. In reality, the parents have hired a burglar, Larry (Jim Begg), to steal the scroll from the museum so they can craft a forgery and sell it to their rich foreign mark Dino Lakopolis (Lee Deane). All the while, they're being trailed by hapless insurance investigator Fingers O'Toole (Robert Donner), who just wants to recover the scroll for the museum and hopefully arrest the larcenous Duvals in the process. After one of Lakopolis' men attempts to steal the scroll from the Duvals, it winds up in the water - leading to not one, but ''two'' under water scuba diving knife fights in the film as the teens get wise to the scheme.

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While about half the movie is just music numbers featuring teens dancing to music (at one point being serenaded by Music/LittleRichard), Music/LittleRichard[[note]]who is clearly stoned off his gourd[[/note]]), there is an actual plot that noses in from time to time. An ancient scroll is stolen from a museum in Los Angeles. The next day, teenager Don Pringle (Kirk) arrives on Catalina Island with his friend Charlie Moss (Brian Cutler), who is determined to teach the Arizona boy what the swingin' beach party scene is all about - and also hook him up with his sister, Tina (Venita Wolf). However, on the boat ride over, Don is taken by the exotic beauty of vaguely foreign Katrina Corelli (Ulla Strömstedt) - though she's on the island to accompany her fiance, the vaguely threatening Angelo (Lyle Waggoner). Meanwhile, another of Charlie's friends, Tad Duval (Peter Duryea), has arrived on the island along with his parents (Del Moore and Sue Casey); due to past history, he suspects they're up to something criminal. In reality, the parents have hired a burglar, Larry (Jim Begg), to steal the scroll from the museum so they can craft a forgery and sell it to their rich foreign mark Dino Lakopolis (Lee Deane). All the while, they're being trailed by hapless insurance investigator Fingers O'Toole (Robert Donner), who just wants to recover the scroll for the museum and hopefully arrest the larcenous Duvals in the process. After one of Lakopolis' men attempts to steal the scroll from the Duvals, it winds up in the water - leading to not one, but ''two'' under water scuba diving knife fights in the film as the teens get wise to the scheme.
12th Mar '16 7:39:54 PM Mdumas43073
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While about half the movie is just music numbers featuring teens dancing to music (at one point being serenaded by Music/LittleRichard), there is an actual plot that noses in from time to time. An ancient scroll is stolen from a museum in Los Angeles. The next day, teenager Don Pringle (Kirk) arrives on Catalina Island with his friend Charlie Moss (Brian Cutler), who is determined to teach the Arizona boy what the swingin' beach party scene is all about - and also hook him up with his sister, Tina. However, on the boat ride over, Don is taken by the exotic beauty of vaguely foreign Katrina Corelli (Ulla Strömstedt) - though she's on the island to accompany her fiance, the vaguely threatening Angelo. Meanwhile, another of Charlie's friends, Tad Duval (Peter Duryea), has arrived on the island along with his parents (Del Moore and Sue Casey); due to past history, he suspects they're up to something criminal. In reality, the parents have hired a burglar, Larry (Jim Begg), to steal the scroll from the museum so they can craft a forgery and sell it to their rich foreign mark Dino Lakopolis (Lee Deane). All the while, they're being trailed by hapless insurance investigator Fingers O'Toole (Robert Donner), who just wants to recover the scroll for the museum and hopefully arrest the larcenous Duvals in the process. After one of Lakopolis' men attempts to steal the scroll from the Duvals, it winds up in the water - leading to not one, but ''two'' under water scuba diving knife fights in the film as the teens get wise to the scheme.

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While about half the movie is just music numbers featuring teens dancing to music (at one point being serenaded by Music/LittleRichard), there is an actual plot that noses in from time to time. An ancient scroll is stolen from a museum in Los Angeles. The next day, teenager Don Pringle (Kirk) arrives on Catalina Island with his friend Charlie Moss (Brian Cutler), who is determined to teach the Arizona boy what the swingin' beach party scene is all about - and also hook him up with his sister, Tina. Tina (Venita Wolf). However, on the boat ride over, Don is taken by the exotic beauty of vaguely foreign Katrina Corelli (Ulla Strömstedt) - though she's on the island to accompany her fiance, the vaguely threatening Angelo.Angelo (Lyle Waggoner). Meanwhile, another of Charlie's friends, Tad Duval (Peter Duryea), has arrived on the island along with his parents (Del Moore and Sue Casey); due to past history, he suspects they're up to something criminal. In reality, the parents have hired a burglar, Larry (Jim Begg), to steal the scroll from the museum so they can craft a forgery and sell it to their rich foreign mark Dino Lakopolis (Lee Deane). All the while, they're being trailed by hapless insurance investigator Fingers O'Toole (Robert Donner), who just wants to recover the scroll for the museum and hopefully arrest the larcenous Duvals in the process. After one of Lakopolis' men attempts to steal the scroll from the Duvals, it winds up in the water - leading to not one, but ''two'' under water scuba diving knife fights in the film as the teens get wise to the scheme.
12th Mar '16 7:38:26 PM Mdumas43073
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While about half the movie is just music numbers featuring teens dancing to music (at one point being serenaded by Little Richard), there is an actual plot that noses in from time to time. An ancient scroll is stolen from a museum in Los Angeles. The next day, teenager Don Pringle (Kirk) arrives on Catalina Island with his friend Charlie Moss (Brian Cutler), who is determined to teach the Arizona boy what the swingin' beach party scene is all about - and also hook him up with his sister, Tina. However, on the boat ride over, Don is taken by the exotic beauty of vaguely foreign Katrina Corelli (Ulla Strömstedt) - though she's on the island to accompany her fiance, the vaguely threatening Angelo. Meanwhile, another of Charlie's friends, Tad Duval (Peter Duryea), has arrived on the island along with his parents (Del Moore and Sue Casey); due to past history, he suspects they're up to something criminal. In reality, the parents have hired a burglar, Larry (Jim Begg), to steal the scroll from the museum so they can craft a forgery and sell it to their rich foreign mark Dino Lakopolis (Lee Deane). All the while, they're being trailed by hapless insurance investigator Fingers O'Toole (Robert Donner), who just wants to recover the scroll for the museum and hopefully arrest the larcenous Duvals in the process. After one of Lakopolis' men attempts to steal the scroll from the Duvals, it winds up in the water - leading to not one, but ''two'' under water scuba diving knife fights in the film as the teens get wise to the scheme.

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While about half the movie is just music numbers featuring teens dancing to music (at one point being serenaded by Little Richard), Music/LittleRichard), there is an actual plot that noses in from time to time. An ancient scroll is stolen from a museum in Los Angeles. The next day, teenager Don Pringle (Kirk) arrives on Catalina Island with his friend Charlie Moss (Brian Cutler), who is determined to teach the Arizona boy what the swingin' beach party scene is all about - and also hook him up with his sister, Tina. However, on the boat ride over, Don is taken by the exotic beauty of vaguely foreign Katrina Corelli (Ulla Strömstedt) - though she's on the island to accompany her fiance, the vaguely threatening Angelo. Meanwhile, another of Charlie's friends, Tad Duval (Peter Duryea), has arrived on the island along with his parents (Del Moore and Sue Casey); due to past history, he suspects they're up to something criminal. In reality, the parents have hired a burglar, Larry (Jim Begg), to steal the scroll from the museum so they can craft a forgery and sell it to their rich foreign mark Dino Lakopolis (Lee Deane). All the while, they're being trailed by hapless insurance investigator Fingers O'Toole (Robert Donner), who just wants to recover the scroll for the museum and hopefully arrest the larcenous Duvals in the process. After one of Lakopolis' men attempts to steal the scroll from the Duvals, it winds up in the water - leading to not one, but ''two'' under water scuba diving knife fights in the film as the teens get wise to the scheme.
12th Mar '16 7:37:57 PM Mdumas43073
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While about half the movie is just music numbers featuring teens dancing to music (at one point being serenaded by Little Richard), there is an actual plot that noses in from time to time. An ancient scroll is stolen from a museum in Los Angeles. The next day, teenager Don Pringle (Kirk) arrives on Catalina Island with his friend Charlie Moss (Brian Cutler), who is determined to teach the Arizona boy what the swingin' beach party scene is all about - and also hook him up with his sister, Tina. However, on the boat ride over, Don is taken by the exotic beauty of vaguely foreign Katrina Corelli (Ulla Strömstedt) - though she's on the island to accompany her fiance, the vaguely threatening Angelo. Meanwhile, another of Charlie's friends, Tad Duval, has arrived on the island along with his parents. Due to past history, he suspects they're up to something criminal. In reality, the parents have hired a burglar, Larry, to steal the scroll from the museum so they can craft a forgery and sell it to their rich foreign mark Dino Lakopolis. All the while, they're being trailed by the hapless insurance investigator, Fingers O'Toole, who just wants to recover the scroll for the museum and hopefully arrest the larcenous Duvals in the process. After one of Lakopolis' men attempts to steal the scroll from the Duvals, it winds up in the water - leading to not one, but ''two'' under water scuba diving knife fights in the film as the teens get wise to the scheme.

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While about half the movie is just music numbers featuring teens dancing to music (at one point being serenaded by Little Richard), there is an actual plot that noses in from time to time. An ancient scroll is stolen from a museum in Los Angeles. The next day, teenager Don Pringle (Kirk) arrives on Catalina Island with his friend Charlie Moss (Brian Cutler), who is determined to teach the Arizona boy what the swingin' beach party scene is all about - and also hook him up with his sister, Tina. However, on the boat ride over, Don is taken by the exotic beauty of vaguely foreign Katrina Corelli (Ulla Strömstedt) - though she's on the island to accompany her fiance, the vaguely threatening Angelo. Meanwhile, another of Charlie's friends, Tad Duval, Duval (Peter Duryea), has arrived on the island along with his parents. Due parents (Del Moore and Sue Casey); due to past history, he suspects they're up to something criminal. In reality, the parents have hired a burglar, Larry, Larry (Jim Begg), to steal the scroll from the museum so they can craft a forgery and sell it to their rich foreign mark Dino Lakopolis. Lakopolis (Lee Deane). All the while, they're being trailed by the hapless insurance investigator, investigator Fingers O'Toole, O'Toole (Robert Donner), who just wants to recover the scroll for the museum and hopefully arrest the larcenous Duvals in the process. After one of Lakopolis' men attempts to steal the scroll from the Duvals, it winds up in the water - leading to not one, but ''two'' under water scuba diving knife fights in the film as the teens get wise to the scheme.
12th Mar '16 7:35:28 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Catalina Caper''''' (also known as ''Never Steal Anything Wet'') is a campy 1967 musical comedy mystery film from Creator/CrownInternationalPictures starring Tommy Kirk. This is one of the last (if not the last) in the beach party film genre exemplified by ''Film/BeachBlanketBingo''. This entry blends the beach format with a standard crime-caper comedy.

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'''''Catalina Caper''''' ''Catalina Caper'' (also known as ''Never Steal Anything Wet'') is a campy 1967 musical comedy mystery film from Creator/CrownInternationalPictures starring Tommy Kirk. This is one One of the last entries (if not the ''the'' last) in the '60s beach party film genre exemplified by ''Film/BeachBlanketBingo''. This entry ''Film/BeachBlanketBingo'', this film blends the beach format with a standard crime-caper comedy.
25th Oct '15 8:49:33 PM Cally
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* HumansAreWhite: Little Richard is the ''only'' black person in the entire movie.


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* MonochromeCasting: Little Richard is the ''only'' black person in the entire movie.
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