Exuberance of youth guns the action which twirls around a personable young Martian - Tommy Kirk - arriving on earth to pave the way for an invasion. He lands during a swimming party tossed by an eccentric wealthy widow (Elsa Lanchester), and immediately falls for Annette Funicello, girl-friend of widow's lug nephew (Jody McCrea).

Exuberance of youth guns the action which twirls around a personable young Martian – Tommy Kirk – arriving on earth to pave the way for an invasion. He lands during a swimming party tossed by an eccentric wealthy widow (Elsa Lanchester), and immediately falls for Annette Funicello, girl-friend of widow’s lug nephew (Jody McCrea).

Funicello displays an engaging presence and registers solidly. Kirk likewise shows class and Lanchester projects a rather zany character nicely, McCrea hams it up the way he should for such a part. Buster Keaton, playing an Indian, and Dorothy Lamour, dress store manager, sock over their roles.

Pajama Party

Production

American International. Director Don Weis; Producer James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Anthony Carras; Screenplay Louis M. Heyward; Camera Floyd Crosby; Editor Fred Feitshans, Eve Newman; Music Les Baxter; Art Director Daniel Haller

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1964. Running time: 82 MIN.

With

Tommy Kirk Annette Funicello Elsa Lanchester Jody McCrea Buster Keaton Dorothy Lamour
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