Follow Me (1969)

Director
Gene McCabe

Main cast
Mary Lou McGinnis; Bob Purvey; Claude Cogden; Jerry Dexter

Genres
Documentary

Description
Documentary about two boys and a girl who travel to surfing spots around the world.


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