Navy frogman, Ted Jackson (Elvis Presley), balances his time between twin careers as a deep sea diver and nightclub singer. During a dive, Ted spots sunken treasure and returns with hope to retrieve it.
Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.
Michael D. Moore
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
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 »
The registration number of Elvis' ski boat (FL 1128 AE) changes between the wide and the close-up shots. See more »
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.
[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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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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