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Teens Tom (Frankie Avalon) and Craig (Dwayne Hickman) have the same
problem all of the boys in their age have ... girls. Somehow, they just
seem to not be able to hit it off with their supposed girlfriends, Linda
(Deborah Walley) and Barbara (Yvonne Craig), respectively. What is making
matters worse is that one guy at their school, Freddy (Aron Kincaid) seems
to have no troubles at all getting all the girls he wants - and more.
Then, during the half term holidays, Tom and Craig learn that their
girls are going on a skiing trip with the ski club of the school - which
is of course headed by Freddy. So to not lose the girls altogether, they
decide to join the others on their trip ... despite the fact that they
cannot ski at all.
Soon, Tom and Craig figure they have taken a bigger bite than they can
chew and the only person who could teach them how to ski would be Swedish
Nita (Bobbi Shaw), the ski instructor of the girls. But to get into her
group, Tom and Craig have to dress up as girls themselves ... which leads
to the typical shenanigans, including Barbara thinking that Craig has an
affair with the woman Craig pretends to be and Freddy falling madly in
love with female Craig. Tom meanwhile figures out the only way to win over
Linda is to make her jealous, so he picks up Nita, and quite successfully
too ... but somehow he is then tricked into taking part in a skijump
competition which he plans to win with the help of helium gas but which
ends in a broken leg.
Soon enough, everything gets so out of balance that Tom and Craig -
still as his female self - have to make a quick getaway, with Freddy in
hot pursuit since he thinks Tom is taking away the woman of his life, and
the others in hot pursuit since Linda has finally realized she's in love
with Tom after all but now thinks he has run away with another woman -
which is of course Craig.
It all ends on the beach, with Tom and Linda and Craig and Barbara
finally getting together for good while Freddy, who thinks female Craig
has taken off into the Ocean, swims after her ...
Annette Funicello plays a professor doing a class on sexual abstinence
while Dick Miller gives the film some colour as a taxidriver, and James
Brown and Lesley Gore perform I Feel Good and Sunshine,
Lollipops and Rainbows, respectively.
This is a pretty bad movie actually, sort of the Beach
Party-series of movies transported into the snow and crossed
with Some Like it Hot - even though Frankie Avalon and Dwayne
Hickman are certainly no Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. The outcome is a
series of lame gags that are either snow-related or feature men in drag or
both held together by a story that is almost too feeble to hold them
together - and believe me, when a cameo appearance by Annette Funicello
and a running gag featuring a yodelling polar bear are among the funnier
aspects of a movie, you pretty much know what you're in for.
Rather a waste of time.