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Clambake (1967)

TV-G | | Comedy, Musical | 4 December 1967 (USA)
The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money.

Director:

Arthur H. Nadel

Writer:

Arthur Browne Jr. (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvis Presley ... Scott Hayward / 'Tom Wilson'
Shelley Fabares ... Dianne Carter
Will Hutchins ... Tom Wilson / 'Scott Heyward'
Bill Bixby ... James J. Jamison III
Gary Merrill ... Sam
James Gregory ... Duster Heyward
Suzie Kaye Suzie Kaye ... Sally
Harold Peary ... Doorman (as Hal Peary)
Marj Dusay ... Waitress
Jack Good ... Hathaway
Olga Kaya Olga Kaya ... Gigi
Angelique Pettyjohn ... Gloria
Sam Riddle Sam Riddle ... Announcer
Wallace Earl Laven Wallace Earl Laven ... Ellie (as Amanda Harley)
Sue England ... Cigarette Girl
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Storyline

Scott Heyward, whose the son of a millionaire, is tired of woman fawning over him because of his wealth, meets Tom, who's on his way to his new job as a water skiing instructor at a hotel. They envy each other's life and decide to switch places. So Scott pretends to be Tom and Tom lives it up pretending to be Scott. Scott meets Dianne who is trying to land a rich guy and when playboy James Jamison catches her eye, she asks Scott to help her snag him. Scott agrees to but finds himself attracted to her. Scott also decides to build a boat for a speedboat race that's going to take place in the hotel but he's using a new experimental chemical which doesn't hold in water, which his father forbade him to use. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

It's Elvis!..cooking up a storm!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cambalache See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although this film was set in Miami, Florida, Elvis Presley's scenes were all shot in and around Los Angeles, California. All the Florida exteriors were shot in wide angles, using doubles and look-alike impersonators for Presley. See more »

Goofs

The registration number of Elvis' ski boat (FL 1128 AE) changes between the wide and the close-up shots. See more »

Quotes

James J. Jamison III: [Discussing Jamison Jammies] We have a new item coming out this year. But I gotta tell you, it's so sheer, you don't know where the jammies stop and the girl starts.
Bartender: [Salacious chuckling, then a straight face] Forget it. I got six kids already, more I don't need, right?
James J. Jamison III: Right. How about something in flannel?
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Connections

Edited into The Story of Elvis Presley (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

You Don't Know Me
Written by Eddy Arnold & Cindy Walker
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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Just plain fun!!!
27 March 2003 | by mister_pigSee all my reviews

Well, it seems that the majority of the people who commented on this movie hate it. I really don't understand. However, I'll tell you people who haven't seen it the same thing I told my sister when I brought the movie down for a get together. She asked me why I liked it and I told her. You simply cannot watch clambake without having a lot of fun! You may like it for its inherent MST3K value, or you might like it because of the Kings' great singing. Whatever the reason, you will love this movie! Don't believe any of the bad reviews, because, in my opinion, if you're watching any Elvis movie you know darn well what to expect. Maybe they don't have great stories and high production values, but they all have one thing in common..... They don't take themselves seriously. So stop judging these movies by a serious standard. I guess before I finish I should go ahead and say that this is one of my favorite Elvis movies, right up there with Viva Las Vegas. However I like Shelley a lot more than Ann-Margaret. Thanks Elvis!


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