Gidget Grows Up
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  • She's full of ideals and dreams, and you have to know that in the end, she finds her happiness, but she has to experience a lot of growing pangs, and pains, first
  • No clue why, and personally, I prefer Matthews

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      There was a bit of hiatus between the original three Gidget movies and TV series of the early and mid-60’s to this made-for-TV movie of 1969, but it was worth the wait. Gidget Grows Up is in reality my third favorite of the entire Gidget franchise. It’s a pivotal point in Gidget’s life. She grows up, for real, in this movie. We go from the beach to the real world. No longer in school, Gidget is facing life for the first time, and it’s wonderful

      to watch.

      Now a college graduate, Gidget hears a speech about helping your country and she responds, heading for the Big Apple, New York City, to get a job at the United Nations. She’s full of ideals and dreams, and you have to know that in the end, she finds her happiness, but she has to experience a lot of growing pangs, and pains, first.

      Karen Valentine becomes the fifth Gidget, and she’s ideal for the part. She’s the best Gidget since Sandra Dee. She had that same All-American ...


      • girl smile and bubbly-ness. She’s perfect!

        Taking over the Moondoggie role is Paul Peterson, best know from The Donna Reed Show. He’s young and pouty here, but he’s growing up, too. In reality, Moondoggie here is more of a child than he was in the movies. James Darren was a young adult, brooding type. He was in college in the movies, but he just felt older. Peterson, on the other hand, looks and seems a lot younger. Still, he does a good job.

        For some reason, the producers changed his character’s name from Jeff Matthews to Jeff Griffin. No clue why, and personally, I prefer Matthews.

        Robert Cummings becomes the next Russell Lawrence, Gidget’s dad, and he’s still a widower, so that’s something they kept from the Sally Field TV series.

        There’s a wonderful, just awesome performance in Gidget Grows Up by Paul Lynde. He’s just amazing here.

        Gidget Grows Up is super, and the last scene is worth the whole movie. The little girl finally becomes a young woman, and it’s nice to see.




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