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as Scott Hayward / 'Tom Wilson'
as Dianne Carter
as Tom Wilson / 'Scott Heyward'
as James J. Jamison III
as Duster Heyward
as Sam Burton
as Mr. Hathaway
as Race Announcer
as Cigarette Girl
as Ice Cream Vendor
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Critic Reviews for Clambake
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Audience Reviews for Clambake
Shockingly not bad, mostly because of the solid yet simple plot. Elvis is rich, switches place with a poor guy so he can find true love. Shelley Fabares shines with a better written role as the nice girl who's looking out for her own financial security. If only the music was better and Elvis had been more into his acting this easily could have been a three star-er.
Another okay Elvis movie, much like his other movies. I recently re-watched this one because I'm a fan of Bixby, who has a part in this one. It's actually pretty funny for the most part, but it's also silly and stupid and full of Elvis songs. Overall, it's okay.
Get out your swim trunks and towel, we're going for a clambake! Yeah, this is pure Elvis in another of his formula movies. There really ought to be a genre entirely for the sixties musical dramas like these. Even Elvis knew they were pretty formula, meaning guy sees girl, guy courts girl, guy fights for girl, guy wins girl. This is pure 60's nostalgia, so forget the RT rules of the road and find out how foolish life was like back then. While not even attempting to be a serious film project, who cares? And Elvis, his acting is hopeless, but the setting is priceless as horrible dancing scenes and beach frolic contribute to a sheer look at what passed for films back then. PS: give you a hint....the BiG screen always helps this kind of film, so do not expect much from your 32 inch hdtv.
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