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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 ...
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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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Storyline

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. Written by Geoff Poole <poole1@fas.harvard.edu>

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4 December 1967 (USA)  »

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Cambalache  »

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Trivia

Elvis Presley had so much debt in early 1967 due to his purchase of a Memphis ranch with up-to-date equipment that his manager, 'Colonel Tom Parker (XI)', had to sign the contract for this movie in a hurry so that Elvis could get his one million dollar fee. This was the last time Elvis would get the magic million dollars. 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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How Can You Lose What You Never Had
Written by Ben Weisman & Sid Wayne
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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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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