BEACH BOY REBELS (1969)
Joan Van Vranken
Ronald Von Klaussen
as the Police Inspector
Joe E. Ross
A Southern Films Production
No MPAA rating
CHRIS POGGIALI: With nothing to go on but the title and poster, I'm guessing that BEACH BOY REBELS is about "Murph the Surf" and the Star of India heist?
STEWART MERRILL: Not really. At the beginning of the movie, a jewel robbery is taking place and the robber throws a bracelet out the window. His buddies are supposed to get it but it bounces off a ledge. They can’t find it, but the “beach boys” find it and take it to a fence. There’s some violence in it, some shootings. I’ll tell you the problem I had with BEACH BOY REBELS. I gave it to a distributor and that son of a bitch played it everywhere, and I never saw a penny from it.
(A full interview is in the works. Meanwhile, we're working with Mr. Merrill on digitizing the last surviving print of BEACH BOY REBELS.)
Thanks to Eric Harvey (Serious Exploitation) for bringing this film to our attention, and Bill Grefe for putting us in touch with Mr. Merrill.