Operation Bikini (1963)

I love awful movies, and this is one of the most bizarre, awful movies I’ve seen in awhile. And to think it was set during WW II, the one we won. The director must have been an Ed Wood devotee because the sets are cheesy, the acting is over the top, there’s lots of stock footage, and everyone is taking the whole thing very seriously. I was waiting for the overlay of Bela Lugosi and stampeding buffalo. Tab Hunter is very manly, Frankie Avalon has repeated Wizard of Oz style dream sequences where he sings about his girl “with the apple pie eyes”, and Jim Backus is always telling everyone to get some sleep. I love this movie and I want to add it to my collection!