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Clambake (1967)

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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.

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Scott Hayward / 'Tom Wilson'
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Dianne Carter
Will Hutchins ...
Tom Wilson / 'Scott Heyward'
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James J. Jamison III
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Sam
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Duster Heyward
Suzie Kaye ...
Sally
Harold Peary ...
Doorman (as Hal Peary)
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Waitress
Jack Good ...
Hathaway
Olga Kaya ...
Gigi
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Gloria
Sam Riddle ...
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Wallace Earl ...
Ellie (as Amanda Harley)
Sue England ...
Cigarette Girl
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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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4 December 1967 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Elvis Presley personally quoted that Clambake (1967) was the least liked movie, that he acted in and his all-time favorite was 9 years earlier, in 1958's King Creole (1958). See more »

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Elvis's character plays an electric guitar during the song "Clambake", but it is not plugged into an amp. See more »

Quotes

James J. Jamison III: I hope you know how to take care of yourself. I call karate!
Scott Heyward: Oh, shut up.
[Scott belts James and knocks him down and out]
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Who Needs Money?
Written by Randy Starr
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"It's the hottest thing to hit the boat business since bikinis!"
15 July 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Not-bad Elvis Presley outing has the son of a Texas oil tycoon escaping to Cypress Gardens, Florida in search of a girl who will love him for himself and not his millions; after swapping identities with a penniless water-ski instructor (unctuous Will Hutchins), Presley falls for a pretty brunette who makes it clear she wants only to marry for money. Lively direction by Arthur Nadel gives this musical-comedy some drive, with studio shots and location footage smoothly integrated (although the back-projection routine does get a real workout). Elvis sings a handful of fine songs including "A House That Has Everything", and his performance towers above the others, particularly a grating turn by Bill Bixby as a professional speedboat racer. The close-ups of the cast during the climactic speedboat race are hilariously over-exaggerated, but Shelley Fabares is a decent love-interest and the flick has a satisfying wrap-up. **1/2 from ****


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