Studio: United Artists
Director: Arthur Nadel
Film Length: 99 mins
Scott Heywood - Elvis Presley
Dianne Carter - Shelley Fabares
Tom Wilson - Will Hutchins
James Jamison III - Bill Bixby (starred in The Hulk & The Magician series in later years)
Sam Burton - Gary Merrill
Duster Heywood - James Gregory
Elvis plays the role of a millionaire's son, leaving home to see if he can do something worthwhile on his own, while not depending on his family's fortune.
On his way to Miami Beach he meets up with waterski instructor Will Hutchins and switches identities with him.
Elvis' first student for waterskiing is Shelley Fabares, who is in Miami to hook up with a rich husband. She has set her sights on Bill Bixby, a playboy and boat racer.
Elvis gets jealous when Bixby becomes interested in Fabares and decides to try and impress the girl.
Not willing to fall back on his wealth Elvis forms a partnership with Gary Merrill, who owns a new design boat, that was ripped apart during the previous years's boat regatta.
Elvis further develops a hardener for the protective coating of the boat and it's ready to participate in the race.
Unable to test it before the race, Elvis risks his life in the effort to win both the race and the girl.
Behind The Scenes:
Clambake was plagued with problems even before shooting began: Elvis was overweight and - on the very first day - he slipped, suffered a concussion and couldn't work for several weeks. Filming evetually began at the end of March 1967.
This was Elvis' 25th movie in 11 years. It's safe to say that he had become tired of the same old formula.
The original title was: "Too Big For Texas!".
Pre-production scenes were filmed in Miami, using a double on several scenes. Elvis' scenes were filmed in Los Angeles.
Actual footage of the Orange Bowl International Boat Regatta was used. The race was at Miami's Marine Stadium.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk8vgSdLrwQ"]YouTube- Elvis - Clambake[/ame] (Movie clip)
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