New Graceland Blog - 'Clambake' Turns 50
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New Graceland Blog - 'Clambake' Turns 50

“You just said the magic word.”

“’Clambake’?”

“Yeah!”


Elvis Presley’s colorful, swinging 60s romp “Clambake” was released 50 years ago this year.


In the film, Elvis stars as Scott, the son of a millionaire who’s looking to make it on his own without his dad’s help. During a drive to Florida, Scott meets Tom (Will Hutchins), a waterskiing instructor, and the guys strike up a conversation. The guys decide to switch identities – Scott can find out if people will love him for who he is instead of his money, while Tom can live the high life as the son of a millionaire.


It’s not long before Scott is tangled up in a love triangle between the beautiful Dianne (Shelley Fabares) and James J. Jamison III (Bill Bixby). Dianne has eyes for Jamison and his money, but Scott wants her for himself.


As it often happens in Elvis movies, his character gets the girl in the end – after some songs, fights and, in this film, an exciting boat race.


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Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 1:48 PM
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