Gidget Grows Up (1969)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Urban Comedy  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Gidget, the teenybopper surfer created by Frederick Kohner, grows up in the form of Karen Valentine (rather than such previous Gidgets as Sandra Dee and Sally Field). She leaves her friends and family at Malibu to head for New York, there to take a job as a guide at the United Nations building. Before this made-for-TV effort is over, Gidget teaches the U.N. delegates the true meaning of the words "foreign relations" by falling in love with handsome Edward Mulhare. Gidget Grows Up was one of several pilot films produced in hopes of reviving the 1966 Gidget series. This 1969 effort would be a waste of time if not for the presence of the ever-sneering Paul Lynde as Gidget's landlord.

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building, employment, extramarital-affair, first-love, foreign, friendship, guide, handsome, life, love, man, May-December-romance, moving, naivete, romance, teenagers, tour-guide, United-Nations