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Clambake (1967)

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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Dianne Carter
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Sam
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Sally
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Doorman (as Hal Peary)
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Waitress
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Hathaway
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Gigi
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Gloria
Sam Riddle ...
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Ellie (as Amanda Harley)
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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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It's Elvis!..cooking up a storm!

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4 December 1967 (USA)  »

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Cambalache  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The little girl afraid to slide down the chute at the playground during the song "Confidence" was Lisa Slagle. She became a member of the Joffrey Ballet. She displays her burgeoning ballet talents in this scene, even enjoying a brief dance with Elvis. See more »

Goofs

Despite all the signs for the family-owned gas stations saying "Heyward", at the end of the movie when the real Scott shows Diane his driver's license, the last name is spelled "Hayward". See more »

Quotes

Scott Heyward: Will you check by the desk and see if that package arrived yet?
Tom Wilson: First thing. If it's here I'll send it to you toot sweet. That's French for pronto.
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Connections

Referenced in The Chronicle: The King Is Undead (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, Hey, Hey
Written by Joy Byers (as Joe Byers)
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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a light-hearted Elvis 60s classic
25 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Although this film is not brilliant and nothing compared to the ingenuity that was "Jailhouse Rock" I enjoyed this film immensely and it is, as many Elvis films are, simple light-hearted fun. I would much rather watch Elvis in this than in the embarrassment of "Live a Little, Love A Little" where even the most devoted Elvis fan finds it hard to watch the icon suffer in such an embarrassing predicament. This film however is fun to watch and I did enjoy it although if you're looking for Elvis at his best or a serious film then this isn't the one for you. The plot, although predictable, was amusing and despite numerous goofs such as the scenery Elvis certainly had an on-screen presence and it was hard to keep my eyes off him!


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