A Swingin' Summer was a 1965 comedy film in the beach party genre. Raquel Welch stars in her first featured film role and makes her singing debut in the film.
A trio of college kids - all friends of each other - attempt to insure summer jobs for themselves by becoming concert promoters at a lakeside dance pavilion that is in danger of closing. A local lifeguard, Turk (Martin West), jealous of both Rick (William Wellman, Jr.) and Mickey (James Stacy), tries to ruin their plan and at the same time tries to steal Rick's girl, Cindy (Quinn O'Hara) - who has secretly arranged for her rich dad to finance the pavilion. In the meantime, bookworm Jeri (Raquel Welch), takes off her glasses, lets down her hair and causes some new problems.
The soundtrack featured songs performed by Raquel Welch, The Rip Chords, Jody Miller, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Righteous Brothers and Donnie Brooks.