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Clambake (1967)

TV-G | | Comedy, Musical | 4 December 1967 (USA)
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.

Director:

Arthur H. Nadel

Writer:

Arthur Browne Jr. (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvis Presley ... Scott Hayward / 'Tom Wilson'
Shelley Fabares ... Dianne Carter
Will Hutchins ... Tom Wilson / 'Scott Heyward'
Bill Bixby ... James J. Jamison III
Gary Merrill ... Sam
James Gregory ... Duster Heyward
Suzie Kaye Suzie Kaye ... Sally
Harold Peary ... Doorman (as Hal Peary)
Marj Dusay ... Waitress
Jack Good ... Hathaway
Olga Kaya Olga Kaya ... Gigi
Angelique Pettyjohn ... Gloria
Sam Riddle Sam Riddle ... Announcer
Wallace Earl Laven Wallace Earl Laven ... Ellie (as Amanda Harley)
Sue England ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cambalache See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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 Cinema Snob: The Identical (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

A House That Has Everything
Written by M. Arnold, J. Morrow & C. Martin
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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A postcard of the 60´s
15 January 2004 | by eccs2003See all my reviews

This movie represents the end of Presley´s cinematic career,because the other "movies" after this one was just a waste of time for him,and he knew it. When you see Clambake,you can smell the 60´s decade,the inocence and childish happiness before the Vietnam War,the death of Kennedy and Martin Luther King. The title song shows what you can expect of it,it´s a fun film,with no intentions to be taken serious by anyone.It´s a party,with lot´s of girls,color and Elvis Presley.The songs are not so bad,"You don´t know me"is a great ballad,"A house that has everything"it´s a little pearl,just like "The girl i never loved". About the plot....well,it´s a quest for find true love,and that great question:"Does she love me,or my money?"... It´s always great to see Elvis,even in his movie decade,because there´s no artist´s like him nowadays,unfortunatelly....I almost forgot to say that this movie is better than:"Gigli"


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