Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

1965

Action / Comedy / Sci-Fi

3
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 46%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 1762

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Vincent Price as Dr. Goldfoot
Frankie Avalon as Craig Gamble
Fabian as Bill Dexter
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629.85 MB
1280*548
English
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23.976 fps
1hr 28 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by JohnHowardReid 5 / 10

To spoof or not to spoof, that is the question!

It wasn't long, of course, before imitators and spoofs of "Doctor No" appeared on the scene. One of the most promising of the spoofs, Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) (available on a 10/10 M-G-M DVD) also turned out to be one of the most inept, thanks to clumsy, heavy-handed direction by out-of-his-element Norman Taurog and an over-strained script which forced Vincent Price to overplay his witless role.

Admittedly, Fred Clark and Jack Mullaney contribute a few bright moments, and the bikini girls, led by Susan Hart are super-attractive, but all are eventually defeated by the weak inanities of a hastily-boiled script that totally fails to make an iota of sense even on its own comic strip level.

True, the film has high spirits and a climax involving a footloose cable car. It also reputedly cost American International $1,000,000. I don't believe it! I'd say it was shot super-cheap using standing sets, back projection and obvious doubles.

Reviewed by Art Vandelay 8 / 10

I was born 20 years too late

1. Unforgettably hummable title song. 2. Clever clay-mation opening credits. 3. Babes in gold bikinis shaking their money-makers. 4. Susan Hart's over-bite. 5. Susan Hart's legs. 6. Price chewing the scenery. Dwayne Hickman equally up to the task. 7. ''They won't even let you carry a gun until you get a digit instead of a fraction.'' I mean, c'mon, that's comedy gold right there. 8. Frankie Avalon doing some decent physical comedy instead of just standing there grinning at Annette for the entire movie. That's worth 8 right there. This movie is a blast.

Reviewed by mark.waltz 6 / 10

When it comes to camp, the Price is right!

Taking Disney style comedy and adding an adult twist to it, American International purposely went way over the top and succeeded. Deliberate humor often lands like a cow patty in a pasture, but here, the patty is filled with gold nuggets. Escaping from doomed barons and vicious monsters, Vincent Price is having a gay old time as an effete mad scientist who creates beautiful robots to seduce and marry vulnerable rich men in hopes of getting his hands on their estates. With an idiotic assistant named Igor, Price continues to bungle each scheme thanks to the interference of the love struck Frankie Avalon who falls in love with bikini clad #11 (Susan Hart), set up by the complete dunce Igor (Jack Mullaney) who makes Gilligan seem like the professor.

This greatly uses the streets of San Francisco for location shooting, starting off the film on Lombard Street and ending up in Dr. Goldfoot's lair returning to the streets for a wacky chase similar to those in "What's Up, Doc?" and "Foul Play". Avalon works for his eccentric uncle (Fred Clark) who keeps falling prey to Avalon's clumsiness. Avalon joins forces with Dwayne Hickman who made the unfortunate decision to marry the lovely but unloving Hart.

Often, deliberate camp does not come off well, especially when the actor's tongues are so far in their cheek that they could drill oil. But everybody seems to be having so much fun that it becomes generally hard not to root them on, especially when Price returns to the pit and the pendulum. While this gets a rather high rating from me, I could hardly call this award worthy, but I could have gobbled down two large popcorns with this at the drive-in and drink a super large coke and never want to leave my car to go to the restroom or take a break on the outdoor slides. A fun title song sung by the Supremes (unseen) helps get the show started.

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