Summer’s in, surf’s up, and the party’s in full swing for rich kid Gardner “Ding” Pruitt III (James Darren), who’s got his eye on bikini-clad Sandy (Pamela Tiffin) — until Ding’s granddad, “Nifty” Cronin (Robert Middleton), schemes to close the local hangout. With Sandy’s guardians and college officials siding up with Cronin, the partiers resort to a little blackmail to turn the tide in their favor.
Leslie “Les” H. Martinson (born January 16, 1915) is an American television and film director. He is married to television host and writer Connie Martinson.
Martinson was born to Gertrude and Lewis Martinson n Boston, Massachusetts on January 16, 1915. He also had a brother named Bertram and was a newspaper journalist before accepting a long-term job as an MGM script clerk in 1936. He began directing TV western series in the early 1950s. His first feature film assignment was Republic Pictures’ 1954 film, The Atomic Kid, a Mickey Rooney matinée vehicle. Beginning with episodes of the series Conflict, Martinson became a prolific director for Warner Brothers Television.
In 1954-1955, he directed the first of Mickey Rooney’s three failed situation comedy television series entitled The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Martinson continued directing feature films and episodic television including Maverick, PT 109, Temple Houston, Batman… read more