Da’King Lives! :: Wakin’ ‘n’ Bakin’ to that Wild Beat! (January, 1968)






In a slight change of pace that we have seen since … what, Blue Hawaii? Anyways, for this shindig, the Big E plays another heir of wealth and fortune who wants for nothing except a desire for people to like him for him — and not just for all the perks that go along with his last name. And to accomplish this, he switches identities with his new best friend. Let the merry mix-upped identity shenanigans begin, am I right? Also of note, “Do the Clam” is not featured in Clambake — for that you’ll have to track down Girl Happy — but it does contain one of my favorite movie ballads:

Video courtesy of SoundandArt 2010.

This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.

Clambake (1967) Levy-Gardner-Laven :: Rhodes Pictures :: United Artists / P: Arthur Gardner, Arnold Laven, Jules V. Levy / AP: Ernst R. Rolf / D: Arthur H. Nadel / W: Arthur Browne Jr. / C: William Margulies / E: Ernst R. Rolf / M: Jeff Alexander / S: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Bill Bixby, Gary Merrill, James Gregory, Suzie Kaye, Angelique Pettyjohn

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