Double serving of Frankie


Frankie Avalon and Deborah Walley in a publicity photo for Sergeant Deadhead (1965). Avalon Double Bill. Review by Harry Gilroy, The New York Times, October 23, 1965. “TAPIOCA pudding is nice, but three hours of it as served in two Frankie Avalon pictures at the R.K.O., and other neighborhood theaters is faintly horrifying. In one of this pair of American International pictures, Mr. Avalon keeps a missile base on Red Alert while he is on the alert for a redhead, played by a natural-born kisser, Deborah Walley. This work is “Sergeant Deadhead,” and Mr. Avalon plays both that sergeant and another who is ordered to impersonate him. … Cesar Romero, Fred Clark, Gale Gordon and Reginald Gardiner play high officers whose principal duty is putting Mr. Avalon from time to time in the guardhouse, where he belongs. Buster Keaton momentarily electrifies proceedings by touching the wrong wires and Eve Arden makes a spectacular Air Force lieutenant. … In “Ski Party“, along come Frankie and Deborah again. ”

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