One Man's Challenge
Original instrumental background music throughout the film by The Beach Boys and The Raindrops. Opening theme 'The Hitchhiker' by The Genteels, courtesy of Capitol Records. Appearances also by Johnny Crawford and Gene Weed. Narrated by Roger Christian. This copy is from the archives of Dale Smallin, who created the film. Dale Smallin, a year later, produced Wipeout and Surfer Joe for The Safari's and is the man who did the laugh at the beginning of Wipeout. Mr. Smallin passed away in Sacremento, California in 2011. This video has been licensed for distribution by Rudolf Music Jon Stebbins writes about the film at page 46 of his biography of David Marks, 'The Lost Beach Boy.' On July 28, 1962 the group's performance at the Azusa Teen Club of 'Surfin' Safari' was filmed for this 'low budget documentary examining the growing Southern California phenomenon of teen delinquents with too much time on their hands. In the film, the Azusa club is held up as an example of a place where young people could gather to blow off steam while dancing to their favorite combos. This is the only known performance footage of the Pendleton-shirt era Beach Boys . During the performance, David is seen smiling, tossing his surfer cut, and chopping away on his sunburst Fender Stratocaster.'