castVincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart, Patti Chandler, Luree Holmes, Mary Hughes, Marianne Gaba, Fred Clark, and Jack Mullaney. CAMEO APPEARANCES: Harvey Lembeck, Deborah Walley, Aron Kincaid, and Annette Funicello. Directed by Norman Taurog.
LEFT and CENTER A: Susan Hart as Diane the robot. CENTER B and RIGHT: Mary Hughes and Salli Sachse as Dr. Goldfoot's bikini-clad robots
plot synopsisA parody of the highly successful James Bond entry Goldfinger, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine finds Vincent Price as the maniacal Dr. Goldfoot, who uses his squad of female robots to snare the world's richest men. Frankie Avalon portrays an agent with SIC (Special Intelligence Command) who is charged with solving the crimes that Dr. Goldfoot is perpetrating.
Thirteen of Dr. Goldfoot's robots, including Patti Chandler, Mary Hughes, China Lee, Luree Holmes, and Deanna Lund
Look for a cameo appearance by Aron Kincaid as the driver of the roadster who hits Susan Hart in the opening shot. And spot Deborah Walley in the cafeteria scene as Frankie Avalon's ex-girlfriend.
LEFT: Vincent Price as Dr. Goldfoot. CENTER: Promotional photo with Susan Hart, Dwayne Hickman, Frankie Avalon, and Vincent Price. RIGHT: With Vincent Price and Jack Mullaney
musicThe score for the film was done by Les Baxter, and The Supremes sing the catchy theme song. More songs were originally scored for the film as it was planned as a musical, but those scenes wound up on the cutting room floor.
more on dr. goldfootDr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs is the sequel to Bikini Machine. Made in Italy and released in 1966, Girl Bombs was the final film that Mario Bava directed for AIP, with Vincent Price as the only returning original cast member. Girl Bombs is perhaps even campier than the original and combines elements of both Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965). Also starring are Fabian and Laura Antonelli.
- Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine was Dwayne Hickman's last film for American International. Hickman's brother Darryl, also an actor, makes a cameo appearance in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.
- Susan Hart also starred with Vincent Price in the movie War-Gods Of The Deep in 1965.
- Jack Mullaney starred with Bob Cummings in the 1964-65 TV series My Living Doll, which featured Julie Newmar as a female robot. When Cummings left the series, Mullaney took over as the star. Cummings was also the star of Beach Party, the first movie in American International's beach party series.
- Robot No. 8 is played by Deanna Lund, who later appeared in Land Of The Giants with Gary Conway.
- The first robot No. 12, a reject, was played by Alberta Nelson, a beach party series regular as a member of Eric Von Zipper's (Harvey Lembeck) Rats and Mice.
- The second robot No. 12 was played by Pam Rodgers, who was later a member of the Laugh-In cast.
- Another robot was played by China Lee, who also appeared in Woody Allen's What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966), also released by AIP.
- In November 1965, a special episode of Shindig! titled The Wild Weird World Of Dr. Goldfoot featuring Vincent Price, Susan Hart, Aron Kincaid, and Tommy Kirk. The special featured songs cut from Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine and is now available on the DVD Vincent Price: The Sinister Image. See the listing below for more information.
- Here, the character portrayed by Frankie Avalon is named Craig Gamble and Dwayne Hickman's is Todd Armstrong. However, in the movie Ski Party, also released in 1965, Hickman's name is Craig Gamble and Avalon's is Todd Armstrong.
- Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine features three Playboy Playmates: China Lee, Marianne Gaba, and Sue Hamilton.
- Four beach party series regulars make cameo appearances in this movie. Besides Walley and Kincaid, two others make an appearance during the scene in the dungeon: Annette Funicello (the woman in stocks) and Harvey Lembeck (chained bikers in the dungeon).
- The opening credits were created by Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby.
- In the closing credits the dancing robot with the short blond hair is Sue Hamilton, wearing the same hairstyle she wore in the special The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot. She appears in the movie with a different hairstyle (she is Robot #7).
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