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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Cast

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

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4 December 1967 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Scott Hayward's driver's license indicates February 23, 1940 as the date of birth. That makes the character five years younger than Elvis who was born January 8, 1935. See more »

Goofs

In the closeups the carburetors on the "Rawhide" boat have vertical velocity stacks, while during the race, in the long shots, the carbs have horizontal scoops angled off to the side. 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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Clambake
Written by Ben Weisman & Sid Wayne
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Good Happy movie with reasonable plot, good songs and lots of beautiful girls
13 October 2003 | by (Bronx, NY, United States) – See all my reviews

Good Happy movie with reasonable plot, good songs and lots of beautiful girls. Elvis plays the fabulously rich son of an oil tycoon. He fears that girls want him for his money and not for himself, so he switches places with a poor water ski instructor, who pretend to be each other.

They are at a hotel where the fabulously rich congregate and all the girls are trying to land a rich husband.

Poor Shelley Fabares is ignored by the man she hopes to land, so she has no choice but to turn to poor Elvis for help. She seems unimpressed by the beautiful songs Elvis sings to her, as she still tries to catch her millionaire. Little does she know what a choice catch Elvis would really be.

The show-down is a boat race. Elvis, who has been hiding his true identity as a high-level chemical engineer, invents an epoxy resin capable of holding a boat together at high speeds.

I liked the movie and wondered why critics panned it. I suppose that it lacks depth and soul wrenching internal conflict, but I cannot see how a movie could be better than this one. Sam Sloan


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