When I leave the studio my life is my own

Michele Carey promoting Live A Little, Love A Little (1968): “Miss Carey, whose film credits include “El Dorado,” “The Sweet Ride” and “Changes,” is absorbed in her career and is seldom seen at premieres, studio parties or on the interview route. Miss Carey: “When I leave the studio, my life is my own.” Colorado Springs Gazette,…

Absorbed in her career

Michele Carey promoting Live A Little, Love A Little (1968): “Miss Carey, whose film credits include “El Dorado,” “The Sweet Ride” and “Changes,” is absorbed in her career and is seldom seen at premieres, studio parties or on the interview route. Miss Carey: “When I leave the studio my life is my own.” Colorado Springs Gazette,…

Hell’s Angels’ Bikini Beach Party in Valley of the Dolls near Peyton Place

The Sweet Ride could sum up as Hell’s Angels’ Bikini Beach Party in Valley of the Dolls near Peyton Place. Though well-mounted and interesting in the spotlighting of Michael Sarrazin and Jacqueline Bisset, overall result is a flat programmer, with ragged scripting, papier mache characters and routine direction. Tony Franciosa is a beach-bum tennis hustler…

Ralph Lee

Ralph Lee (born Ralph Hoopes, 1926–1993). ‘Scratch’ (uncredited) in The Sweet Ride; five other uncredited roles including Girl Happy (1965) Officer Jones; Harum Scarum (1965) a nobleman; Made In Paris (1966) doorman; and Lost in Space (TV 1967) episode titled ‘Deadliest of the Species’ as Mechanical Man II. One credited role: Sonny in Woman of Summer…

Sweet Lobby Cards

The Sweet Ride Begins Run – VINCENT CANBY – The New York Times June 13, 1968. TOWARD the end of “The Sweet Ride,” Jacqueline Bisset is raped by a psychotic cyclist and beaten by a television producer, and goes home to her family in Santa Barbara. Her fellow, Michael Sarrazin, abandons his life as a…

Michael Sarrazin

Michael Sarrazin: born Jacques Michel André Sarrazin 22 May 22 1940, Québec City, Canada; died 17 April 2011, Montreal Canada. First credit: The Virginian (TV 1965); final credit: On The Road (2012). Starring roles in the late 1960s: The Flim-Flam Man (1967) with Sue Lyon, The Sweet Ride (1968) with Jacqueline Bisset, In Search of…

Sweet Lovers

Jacqueline Bisset and Michael Sarrazin in the last beach movie: The Sweet Ride (1968)

A Sweet Swim

Jacqueline Bisset and Michael Sarrazin in the surf at Malibu in The Sweet Ride (1968).

Inclined to go all the way

Jacqueline Bisset in The Sweet Ride (1968). “The Sweet Ride, which opened at neighborhood theaters yesterday, is a Southern California uplift drama, directed by Harvey Hart, who also has directed segments of TV’s “Peyton Place.” He has a fondness for photographing images reflected in windows and mirrors. The film was produced by Joe Pasternak (“Three…

From Beach Movie to Bullitt

Jacqueline Bisset: born Winnifred Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset, 13 September 1944, Weybridge Surrey England. First credits: Cul-de-sac (7-Nov-1966) Jacqueline (as Jackie Bisset); Drop Dead Darling (28-Dec-1966) dancer; Casino Royale  (19-Apr-1967) Giovanna Goodthighs (as Jacky Bisset); Two for the Road  (27-Apr-1967) Jackie; The Cape Town Affair  (19-Sep-1967) Candy; The Detective  (28-May-1968) Norma MacIver; The Sweet Ride (12-Jun-1968) Vickie…

Topless Bikini Girl

Jacqueline Bisset and Michael Sarrazin in The Sweet Ride (1968). “The Sweet Ride,”which opened at neighborhood theaters yesterday, is a Southern California uplift drama, directed by Harvey Hart, who also has directed segments of TV’s “Peyton Place.” He has a fondness for photographing images reflected in windows and mirrors. The film was produced by Joe…

There a boy is.

Rory Harrity (1933 – 1974) and Yvette Mimieux (born 1942) in Where the Boys Are (1960).

films and filming april 1968

The Sweet Ride (1968) soundtrack is chock-full of brief incidentals — from Dusty Springfield’s vocal on the title track to the instrumental variation “Sock Me Choo Choo,” from bossa novas to airy wordless-chorus instrumentals. Fuzz-tone guitar makes “My Name Is Mr. Clean” nearly psychedelic, but unfortunately the rest of the song is mired in big-band…

The Starlet and the Drifter – poster

“The Sweet Ride,” which opened at neighborhood theaters yesterday, is a Southern California uplift drama, directed by Harvey Hart, who also has directed segments of TV’s “Peyton Place.” He has a fondness for photographing images reflected in windows and mirrors. The film was produced by Joe Pasternak (“Three Smart Girls,” “Three Smart Girls Grow Up,”…

British bikini girl

The Sweet Ride Begins Run – VINCENT CANBY – The New York Times June 13, 1968. TOWARD the end of “The Sweet Ride,” Jacqueline Bisset is raped by a psychotic cyclist and beaten by a television producer, and goes home to her family in Santa Barbara. Her fellow, Michael Sarrazin, abandons his life as a…

Denny and Vickie

Michael Sarrazin and Jacqueline Bisset. “The Sweet Ride could sum up as Hell’s Angels’ Bikini Beach Party in Valley of the Dolls near Peyton Place” – Variety December 1967. “Tony Franciosa is a beach-bum tennis hustler who is a sort of god to Malibu pad-mates Sarrazin and draft-dodging musician Bob Denver. Enter Bisset, who has…

French Franciosa

Tony Franciosa at the top of the bill for The Sweet Ride (1968), with an illustrated and topless Jacqueline Bisset.

Existentialist Beach Boy

Jacqueline Bisset and Michael Sarrazin. “The Sweet Ride could sum up as Hell’s Angels’ Bikini Beach Party in Valley of the Dolls near Peyton Place” – Variety December 1967. “Tony Franciosa is a beach-bum tennis hustler who is a sort of god to Malibu pad-mates Sarrazin and draft-dodging musician Bob Denver. Enter Bisset, who has…

Jacqueline Bisset topless in the surf at Malibu

The Sweet Ride (released 12 June 1968): a cross-over Beach Party / Biker Movie, adapted by Tom Mankiewicz (Diamonds Are Forever 1971), from the novel by Edward Murray, loaded with cyncism, fading youth, lost innocence and nostalgia for the sunshine and fun of the early sixties. The final film of producer Joe Pasternak (Where The…

Bob Denver

Nancy Sinatra and Bob Denver in For Those Who Think Young (1964) with Mickey Dora (left) and Mike Nader (centre) in the background. Bob Denver: born Robert Osborne David Denver, 9 January 1935, New Rochelle New York; died: 2 September 2005, Winston-Salem North Carolina. First credit: A Private’s Affair (1959) MacIntosh The Many Loves of…

Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset: born Winnifred Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset, 13 September 1944, Weybridge Surrey England. First credits: Cul-de-sac (7-Nov-1966) Jacqueline (as Jackie Bisset) Drop Dead Darling (28-Dec-1966) Dancer Casino Royale (19-Apr-1967) Giovanna Goodthighs (as Jacky Bisset) Two for the Road (27-Apr-1967) Jackie The Cape Town Affair (19-Sep-1967) Candy The Detective (28-May-1968) Norma MacIver The Sweet Ride (12-Jun-1968) Vickie…

Tony Franciosa

Tony Franciosa:  born Anthony Papaleo, 25 October 1928, New York City, New York; died 19 January 2006, Los Angeles California. First credit: Studio One in Hollywood (TV 1955) ‘It Might Happen Tomorrow’ – Charles Egan … The Pleasure Seekers (25-Dec-1964) Emilio Lacayo A Man Could Get Killed (25-Mar-66) Steve / Antonio The Swinger (Paramount 14-Nov-1966)…

Michele Carey

Michele Carey:  born 26 February 1943, Annapolis, Maryland. First credit: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV 1964) ‘The Double Affair’ – Maggie … How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Michelle – uncredited … The Sweet Ride (22-May-68) Thumper Stevens Live a Little, Love a Little (23-Oct-1968) Bernice … Final credit: In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro…