Clambake (1967) Movie Script

Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Hey, listen, world
You've gotta know
I'm cuttin' loose and lettin' go
Who needs the worry and the strife?
Life can be a ball
now just followin' my life
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Look for the brightest lights in town
That's where you'll find me
hangin' round
I've got this feeling to be free
I pick and choose the life I want
And that's the life for me
Gonna have a clambake
Hey! Clambake
Gonna have a clambake
- Hey, Pop, get that, will you?
- You betcha.
- What can I do for you?
- Fill her up while I grab something to eat.
All right. I'll be glad to, young fella.
- So you goin' out with me or not?
- On that motorcycle of yours! Forget it.
- Ham on rye and a cup of coffee, please.
- Yes, sir.
If you don't mind my sayin' so,
that is a gorgeous hunk of automobile.
- I'm glad you like it.
- Ham sandwich and coffee.
- Is that your wheel over there?
- Almost. Three more payments.
- Got one like it at home. Scott Heyward.
- Tom Wilson.
- Hey, fella. I can't find that gas tank.
- I'll show you where it is.
And your radio,
I swear it's ringing like a telephone.
It is a telephone.
Sure must have an awful long cord!
- Hello.
- One moment. I've a call for you.
- Scott? Is that you?
- Ellie? How'd you find me?
Well, I've only been trying every mobile
operator south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Your father's fit to be tied.
Hold on a minute.
I have Scott on the line.
Oh, yeah, yeah.
Give me that horn there.
Hello, Scott.
Why, this is your daddy talkin'.
Tell me, boy. Where in tarnation are you?
- Right now I'm in a Heyward oil station.
- That's a step in the right direction.
Maybe you'd be good enough to tell me
why you took off from here
like a big, scared jack rabbit.
Look, Pa, sorry I left without telling you.
You were busy and I...
I just wanted to get away for a while.
- Get away, huh? Or run away?
- Mr. Heyward...
And what about that fiance of yours
you left practically waiting at the altar?
I thought she was the real thing this time.
I did too, till I found out
she just loved your money.
Scott, that's what money's for, to buy
goodies you need to make you happy.
- There's more to it than that, Pa.
- More to it than money?
Scott, you get rid of them tomfoolish ideas
of yours and come back home.
Your new job as vice president
is waitin' for you.
OK, Pa. I'm Duster Heyward's son.
I own more wells than I know about. Does
that mean I deserve to be vice president?
- That's more than enough for me, son.
- But not for me.
Look, Pa, I wanna be able to do
something on my own. Goodbye, Pa.
Bye? Hey, Scott...
Well, za-zoo.
- That's a good-lookin' ski there.
- Thank you.
If you're in Miami Beach, fall by the
Shores Hotel, look me up in the ski shop.
I'm gonna be the new instructor. Ought
to be a ball, a lotta chicks, boat races.
If I get down that way, I'll do that.
Right now I got no plans, just problems.
Look, I couldn't help overhearing.
You really Duster Heyward's son?
- Yeah.
- What problems could you have?
Mr., your sandwich is ready and waiting.
I've been trying to get that gal
to go out with me for the past hour.
- She takes one look at that, you're in.
- Exactly! One look at my car.
- So?
- So just once I'd like to know it's me.
- Not my car, not my money.
- You call that a problem, huh?
Any time you wanna change places,
just say the word.
I'm on the right track for lots of kissin'
So that old greenback
I won't be missin'
All the greatest things in life are free
Who needs money?
Not me
Cash or credit
it doesn't matter
Long as my bankbooks
keep growin' fatter
Easy Street is my favorite avenue
Who needs money?
I do
Just pity all those millionaires
They never can relax
Because they're always worryin'
about their income tax
Why waste time on
high financin'?
I'd rather spend it
on good romancin'
What if my pockets
are empty as can be?
Who needs money?
Not me
Some folks save it
some folks lend it
But as for me
I wanna spend it
Give me some green
and my skies will be blue
Who needs money?
I do
Stocks and bonds
they only bore me
Interest holds no interest for me
Who wants to sit in the lap of luxury?
Who needs money?
Not me
I want a big yacht
I can cruise in
The kind that girls just
can't refuse in
All it takes is a million or two
Who needs money?
I do
Any time some gal starts flirtin'
Now that I'm broke
I'll know for certain
She really digs my personality
Tell me, who needs money?
Not me
Poverty's the only thing
that money cannot buy
So rich or poor
it pays to have M-O-N-E-Y
A gal who's tender
that's what I love
It's legal tender
I want a pile of
Just let my liquid assets overflow
You can't take it with you when you go
- So who needs money?
- That lovely, lovely money
Who needs money?
- I do
- Not me
- Welcome to the Shores Hotel, sir.
- Thanks.
Let me see about getting out of this here
contraption. Not an easy maneuver.
Pretty tough drivin' this buggy with these
spurs on, but I'd feel naked without 'em.
- This time of year you need a reservation.
- Name's Heyward.
- A reservation is...
- That's Heyward of Heyward Oil.
Oh, that Heyward.
- Thought that'd make a little difference.
- Indeed.
I'll have your car taken care of.
And if you ask for the manager,
he'll have something for you.
- Hey, you.
- Me?
Yes, you! You can't park that thing
in the driveway. Take it on outta here.
Mr. Hathaway,
who do you think just drove up?
Thank you. Thank you very much.
Oh. Oops, sorry, Miss.
I hope I didn't hurt you.
Spurs got locked here. Tricky little devils.
- Mr. Heyward, I presume.
- Yeah.
Welcome to the Shores Hotel, sir.
You know me, huh?
Don't recollect meeting you before, Mr...
- Hathaway, sir.
- Howdy, Mr. Hathaway. Glad to know ya.
Look, Mr. Hathaway,
my bones are bendin' in the middle.
Need a nice soft place
to stretch 'em out on. What you got?
Well, I think we can find
something suitable, sir.
Fine. Oh, sorry there.
Oh, hello there. Everything under control?
Mr. Heyward?
Oh, yeah.
I think we found the very thing
for you, sir. Bell captain!
Show Mr. Heyward
to the presidential suite.
Presidential suite.
Well, bein' as how I couldn't make a
reservation, reckon that'll just have to do.
Nice meetin' you, Mr. Heyward...
Mr. Hathaway.
The stands were full and
you could feel the electricity in the air.
I think it was probably one of the most
exciting things that ever happened to me.
I'll show you. Would you
hold that, please? Thank you.
Now, just imagine... Here are the four of us.
Right in the beginning, one guy toes in
and bam! He's wiped out of the race.
Now there's just three of us left.
All of a sudden, bam!
One of the boats flips right over,
and now there were only two of us.
Just two of us in the race.
Now I know it's time for me
to make a move...
- Mr. Jamison?
- Yeah, Charlie.
I put that new prop on,
set her in the water, waitin' for ya.
I'll be right there.
Ladies, as much as I hate to leave you.
- Don't go. Finish your story.
- Oh, well, to make a long story short...
I won.
And I set a new record
when I was doing it, too.
But right now my very first love
is this coming race,
so I'm gonna take The Scarlet Lady out
to North Point, put her through her paces.
And I might, just might, be able to squeeze
in one passenger. Any volunteers?
- I'd like to go.
- You would?
Mr. Jamison, I just love to squeeze.
So do I. Come here.
- Yes?
- I'm Wilson. Tom Wilson.
I'm sorry, Mr. Wilson.
We're really very full up.
- Oh, I'm not looking for a room.
- Oh, good.
I'm the new ski instructor.
Oh. Oh, Wilson!
- The employees' quarters are...
- Excuse me, Mr. Hathaway.
- You're the new ski instructor?
- Care for an appointment tomorrow?
- Not tomorrow. Now.
- Mr. Wilson doesn't start until tomorrow.
Well, Mr. Wilson, could you, as a special
favor to me, start your lessons today?
I guess I could.
I have to check in my room, drop this off.
Fine, fine. Let's meet at the ski dock
in five minutes?
- Five minutes?
- Unless you can make it sooner.
- Mr. Hathaway.
- Yes?
Exactly where is North Point?
- Are you sure you need lessons?
- Oh, yes, yes.
Thought you'd wipe out for sure that time.
Guess I was lucky.
- Sure is a beauty.
- Yes, isn't he?
- Somebody you know?
- Not yet.
What are you tryin' to do?
Anything else I can teach you?
So then what happened?
I was teachin' her to keep her balance
and then this hot boat goes by.
She starts doin' stunts like she
was born and raised in Cypress Gardens.
- Where may I ask did you get that?
- Nifty, huh? I knew you'd like it. 20 bucks.
- I never paid 20 bucks for a tie in my life.
- You did today.
Next time, let me pick 'em out.
It is my reputation.
And, boy, am I gonna have fun with it.
Tonight I'm double-dating with
a fellow millionaire, name of Jamison.
- Maybe you know him. He's in jammies.
- In what?
Jammies, those things girls wear that are
supposed to be nightgowns. He's in 'em.
- He wears 'em?
- No, he makes 'em.
- The jammies?
- Yeah.
He comes down once a year for the race.
He's won the last three in a row,
which is no wonder, considering
that boat of his. It must've cost a fortune.
I wonder if he's got more money than I do.
Anyhow, she's a big red job, you know,
and as she comes out of that water...
- That wouldn't be The Scarlet Lady?
- Yeah.
That's the boat Dianne put on the show for.
Oh, I've got it. She's after him too, huh?
As far as tonight is concerned, her little
prank of this afternoon came to nought.
Jammies Jamison and I
have made other plans.
- Straighten your tie anyway.
- Thank you. Make yourself comfortable.
Should you need anything, just call for
room service. Feel free to sign my name.
Oh, thanks. Get outta here.
- Hey, Mr. Jamison.
- Hi, Paul. Same as always, please.
JJ special, right? Got it waitin' for you.
Hey, Mr. Jamison,
I wanna ask you somethin'.
You've come in here for years.
My wife's been buggin' me.
She wants me to ask would it be possible
to get some Jamie Jammies wholesale?
- Hate to ask you, but...
- Your wife?
- Yeah.
- Sure!
Yeah, my wife, really. My wife!
- Really?
- Yeah.
Sure, Paul. I'll take care of it
as soon as I get back to New York.
As a matter of fact, we have a new item
that's coming out this year.
Well, it is so sheer, you don't know where
the jammie stops and the girl starts.
Hey, hey, hey!
- Forget it.
- Huh?
I got six kids already.
More I don't need, right?
Oh, yeah.
- How 'bout something in flannel?
- Flannel?
Yes, Miss. What'll it be?
- What is that?
- That? That's a JJ special.
That looks interesting.
Or would dangerous be a better word?
That all depends on your mood. It can be
interesting or dangerous, or both.
Oh, I see.
In your case, it would make you
dangerously interesting.
- I'll have one.
- You got one.
Pardon my curiosity, but haven't I
seen you before, like this afternoon?
- I doubt it. I was skiing this afternoon.
- Oh, then it was you.
Remember the racing boat that stopped?
- The Scarlet Lady?
- Oh.
- That was me.
- Oh, really.
- That was some fancy maneuvering.
- Oh, that was nothing.
Well, I'm James Jamison.
- And you're?
- Dianne Carter.
How do you do?
Hey, ole saddle-buddy.
Oh, Scotty.
Excuse me.
Oh, Gloria, this is JJ Jamison.
- How do you do?
- Likewise, I'm sure.
Come on, JJ, let's bust outta this here
corral and stampede us some excitement.
- You ready to go?
- Ready, willing and able.
Be right back.
I'll see you.
We're off.
- Well, hi.
- You waitin' for someone?
- Not any more.
- Well, in that case, may I?
- About that ski lesson this afternoon.
- I guess I do owe you an apology.
That's all right.
Just don't let it happen again.
This is my first time in Miami
and you're the first girl I've met.
Thought I'd look around.
Would you like to come along?
Why not? It sounds like fun.
- I got it. See you as soon as we change.
- Change?
Sure. Slacks are your best bet
on a motorcycle.
- A motorcycle? You must be kidding.
- Sorry. That's the way I travel.
- I'll meet you in...
- Five minutes.
- Five minutes?
- Unless you can make it sooner.
- How you doin'?
- Fine.
- Hey, come on.
- OK.
Oh, I must be getting old.
Look, I get off work tomorrow at four.
How'd you like to go for a boat ride and...
Tom, don't waste your time with me.
I'm not rich and my family's not rich.
- What do you mean?
- I understand.
You guys come here for the season,
cabana boys, lifeguards, ski instructors,
all hoping to find a girl
with money, lots of it.
- Oh, I see. I was that obvious?
- Oh, no. No.
It just takes one to know one.
We're two of a kind.
What do you think I'm doing down here?
I mean, for years I scrimped and saved.
I even went into hock.
Half my clothes are borrowed and
the other half I sewed Saks labels into
- just so I could come down here and...
- Land a millionaire.
Right. I admit it.
I don't know why I'm telling you this.
I don't even know why you went out
with me. It's not in your plans.
I guess I kind of like you. Besides,
who knows, might even make him jealous.
- Him being Jamison?
- Yes.
- Maybe you need a few more ski lessons.
- You'll help me?
Why not? If it pays off,
you might return the favor.
And who knows? Maybe he's got a sister.
They tell me if you look deep enough into
a fire, you can sometimes see the future.
Well, what do you see?
I can see you now
Living like a queen
In a house that has everything
Everything but love
Crystal chandeliers
Chauffeured limousines
Yes, you'll really have everything
Everything but love
I see diamonds and sables
sapphires and pearls
And as the picture clears
Poor little rich girl sitting all alone
Counting her treasures in tears
Better just a shack
Where two people care
Than a house that has everything
Everything but love
I see diamonds, sables
sapphires and pearls
And as the picture clears
Poor little rich girl sitting all alone
Counting her treasures in tears
Better just a shack
Where two people care
Than a house that has everything
Everything but love
Than a house that has everything
Everything but...
- I think we better go.
- Yeah.
They better advance that engine.
It's running too cool.
That boat came in second
in last year's regatta.
She's not comin' in anywhere this year,
if they keep that up. Listen to it.
You've got a pretty good ear.
- Name's Burton. Sam Burton.
- Tom Wilson.
- I haven't seen you here before.
- I'm the hotel's ski instructor.
Oh. I thought you had something
to do with one of those outfits.
No. I'm just interested.
I've been around 'em.
- We lost one on that south turn last year.
- Yeah? What happened?
It was an experimental model
I was working on.
When she got up to 85 she began to
vibrate. At 90 she started coming apart.
I couldn't hold her
and we rammed into a pylon.
- Maybe you'll have better luck this year.
- I'm not entering this year.
Costs too much to rebuild her, with
the hope we'd find out what went wrong.
If you know of anybody that wants
a busted-up outfit, send 'em to my place.
- Your place?
- Burton Boat Company.
- Oh, you're that Sam Burton.
- Yes.
- Nice talking with you, Wilson.
- Same here, Mr. Burton.
- Water-skiing, anyone?
- Oh, hi.
I just saw JJ heading down to the beach.
In that case, you'd better get busy.
But this time I'll drive.
- Are you ready?
- Hit it.
Hey. Hey, who's that?
- Funny you should ask. That happens...
- Never mind. I'll find out for myself.
Let's go.
Pour it on! Let's go!
Go, go, go! Follow that boat.
- Get the girl!
- Yeah! Go! Go!
- Hi. Hi there.
- Hi, beautiful.
Hey, wait a minute. Turn, turn, turn!
Let's go! Come on! Go!
Wait for us. Not so fast.
Wait for us!
Hey, hey, hey, wait for us.
Hey, beautiful.
Slow down there!
Closer, Phil. Closer.
Hey, beautiful. Hold out your hand. Hey!
Give me your hand.
Easy, easy, easy. No, no, no!
Hey, look.
Come on.
- Are you all right?
- No. Turn around.
- What's the matter?
- I lost my top!
Oh, good timing.
Jamison's swimming over here.
Go back. Please go back. Go away!
Hey, that was really some
tricky skiing you were trying.
- I wasn't trying.
- Oh?
I lost my balance. Will you please go away.
- Her balance wasn't all she lost.
- Oh? Oh.
- Is this what you're looking for?
- Oh, please may I have it?
No. Not till you promise
to have a few drinks with me.
- All right, I promise, I promise.
- OK.
- Thanks.
- You're welcome.
- Say, can I help?
- No, I can manage all by myself, thanks.
- Turn around, please.
- Oh, oh.
- Back together?
- Yes, I'm fine now.
Come on, we'll go back in my boat.
- All right.
- You could start a whole new fad.
- What?
- Topless water-skiing.
Come on, let's go.
Yeah. Well, you can't blame a chick for
wantin' the finer things in life, can you?
Hey, Scott. Wait for me!
Hey, come on. Was it something I said?
It's a long way back.
Here, Flipper. Here, boy. Yoo-hoo!
- So the funny thing is she thinks...
- Oh, speak up. I'm a little waterlogged.
I said the funny thing is she thinks
I'm here for the same reason she is,
to marry for money.
If she's so interested in money,
how come she never made a play for me?
- Too much competition.
- Yeah. Guess so.
It'll be interesting to see
how she makes out with old JJ.
Of course, with Jamison
there's only one way.
What's the matter? That bother you?
No. It's her problem, not mine.
Hey, hey, kids. Hey, kids.
Kids, hold it down.
- What's the matter?
- They think I'm afraid to slide down.
- Why don't you show 'em they're wrong?
- Cos I am afraid.
- Come on. Try it.
- No.
- I'll stand right here and catch you.
- I can't.
You'll be surprised what you can do
if you only try.
When everyone thought
the world was flat
Columbus said it's round
He went down in history
And America was found
Cos he had
A little thing called
There's no job too immense
when you've got
With a C and an O
and an N and an F
And an I and a D
and an ENCE
Put 'em all together
and what have you got?
You'll be surprised what you can do
If you will only try
Remember the tortoise and the hare
Who had that famous race?
The speedy hare wound up nowhere
And slowpoke took first place
Cos he had
A little thing called
There's no job too immense
when you've got
You'll be surprised what you can do
if you will only try
How do you know that you can't ride
a rainbow in the sky?
You'll be surprised what you can do
if you will only try
All you need is
A little thing called
There's no job too immense
when you've got
- With a
- C
- And an
- O
- And a
- N
- And an
- F
- And a
- D
- And an
Put 'em all together
and what have you got?
- Ice cream for everybody.
- Yeah!
- You have a way with children.
- I believe it's the other way around.
Wilson, the binding on my ski
needs an adjustment. Fix it, will you?
This'll take care of your trouble.
I thought we might take The Scarlet Lady
for a run. Then there's a clambake tonight.
Now I ask you, how
you gonna compete with all that money?
- One way would be in the race.
- We have a boat?
- We have three, but they're in Texas.
- On your salary, that's where they'll stay.
- But with your bank account...
- Hold it, pal.
Aren't you trying to prove something,
without using your money?
Thanks. Just forget the whole thing.
Hey, I just thought of something.
I know where I might get a boat.
For ten bucks?
Ten thousand would be more like it.
Even then, you couldn't get it in shape
for the Orange Bowl race.
- Could we see it?
- Sure. Come on along.
But I want to tell you one thing. I spent
a lot of time and money on this boat.
The condition it's in now,
I don't think you've got a prayer.
Hull needs rebuilding, and the engine.
Too much money for you, Tom,
unless your friend wants to sponsor you.
Well, ole sport, here's my checkbook.
If you say so, I'll fill her out.
I'm tempted, but no, thanks.
What... What makes you so sure
you can solve the problem,
when my engineers feel it's a lost cause?
I'm not sure, but I'd like to try.
- You know you've two weeks to the race?
- I sure do.
- And still you wanna do it on your own?
- Yeah.
Well, I admire that.
The Orange Bowl Regatta
has a purse of $10,000.
If you win it, we'll split it fifty-fifty.
Fair enough?
- You're not kiddin' me, are ya?
- No, son, I'm not.
- Hey!
- How 'bout that, pal?
- OK. Where'd you like to work on her?
- Well, the ski shop at the hotel is fine.
All right. She's all yours.
- Thanks, Mr. Burton.
- Yeah. Thank you.
Hey, let's get her movin'.
Maybe I can start before the clambake.
- What's the matter?
- You just said the magic word.
Everybody, get 'em while they're hot.
Lobsters, clams, chicken, shrimp.
And bikinis, too.
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Mamma's little baby loves
clambake, clambake
Mamma's little baby loves clambake, too
Mamma's little baby loves clambake, too
- Hey, listen, world, you've gotta know
- Clambake!
- I'm cuttin' loose and lettin' go
- Clambake!
Who needs the worry and the strife?
Life can be a ball now
just followin' my life
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Look for the brightest lights in town
That's where you'll find me
hangin' round
I've got this feeling to be free
I pick and choose the life I want
And that's the life for me
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Mamma's little baby loves
clambake, clambake
Mamma's little baby loves clambake, too
Mamma's little baby loves
clambake, clambake
Mamma's little baby loves clambake, too
- Look for the brightest lights in town
- Clambake!
That's where you'll find me
hangin' round
I've got this feeling to be free
I pick and choose the life I want
And that's the life for me
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Mamma's little baby loves
clambake, clambake
Mamma's little baby loves clambake, too
Mamma's little baby loves
clambake, clambake
Mamma's little baby loves clambake, too
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Gonna have a clambake
Hi, ole buddy. Pull up a log and join us.
- Lotta food left over.
- I couldn't eat another bite.
Hey, I saw you hauling Burton's folly to
the hotel. Gonna convert it to a ski boat?
- Not exactly. Getting it ready for the race.
- You're putting me on.
- You think so?
- Yes. It wouldn't hold when it was new.
- Be no better with an amateur patch job.
- James!
I just think he's stepping out of his league.
Stick to what you know.
- You mean stay where I belong?
- You might say that, yes.
Thanks for the advice.
I hope you won't mind if I don't take it.
No, I don't mind. Might be good for a laugh.
Hey, how 'bout you and me
goin' on a treasure hunt?
Treasure hunting? Where?
Didn't you know? Out there,
a sunken pirate ship loaded with bullion.
- Soup?
- Gold.
- Went down in a hurricane 100 years ago.
- And it's still there?
On a clear night, like tonight,
you can even see it... They say.
- You can?
- Yeah, come on. I'll show you.
Hey, that sounds like a good idea.
Why don't we go find some treasure?
All right.
- You should get yourself a girl.
- Did you ask him if he had a sister?
Hey, come on.
Oh, hello, Mr. Burton.
I see you're working
later than usual tonight.
Can't be helped,
that is if we wanna win that $10,000.
Sure wouldn't mind.
I had a lot of hopes for that boat.
After ten years of trying, I thought
I finally had a design that could win.
- You did. The fault wasn't in the design.
- What do you mean?
The hull broke cos the protective covering
gave way. Can break it off with your hand.
The same thing'll happen again.
What's on here is the best resin I know of.
- Would you do me a favor, Mr. Burton?
- Sure.
Hit it as hard as you can.
- Hit it?
- Sure. Go ahead. Hit it.
Like this.
- What have you got on here?
- It's called Goop. That's the abbreviation.
- The technical name is a foot long.
- Where did you get this?
Place I used to work. I majored in
Engineering and then I got a job in a lab.
While I was there,
I helped develop this hardener.
- If it's so good, why isn't it on the market?
- It's not that good.
Put it on the water for any length of time
it turns to jelly.
- Then what's the point?
- The company gave up on it. I didn't.
Mr. Burton, could I use your lab
to try some experiments?
I'd work nights.
I wouldn't be in anybody's way.
You think you might be able
to work something out with this, huh?
I don't know, but I'd sure like to try.
My wife died a long time ago
and we never had any children.
I've always missed not having a son.
I don't seem to miss it so much anymore.
Just lock up before you leave.
I'm going to bed.
- Thanks, Mr. Burton.
- Night.
Hey, hey!
Want some coffee?
Needs more cream and sugar.
- What do you call this thingamajig?
- Rocker arm.
Rocker arm. Yeah.
Manifold, carburetor, rocker arm.
Got it.
Oh-oh. I'm supposed to meet Sally
in ten minutes. Guess I better get goin'.
- Go ahead. Thanks for your help.
- Think nothin' of it, pardner.
Once in a while every rich man ought to
labor side by side with the workin' folks.
Mighty decent of you.
You look beat. Why not knock it off
for the rest of the day?
Hey, listen. I just met a gorgeous redhead.
I was gonna save her for myself,
but anything for a pal.
No, I've work to do at the lab. Would you
see if that package has arrived?
First thing. If it's here, I'll send it to ya
tout de suite, that's French for pronto.
Hey, ole buddy.
That race is only four days off.
Yeah, I know. Thanks, pal.
Hi, Scott. I just saw Sally in the lobby.
She's looking all over for you.
By doggies, that dame
just won't leave me alone.
And do I love it!
- How's it going?
- How are things with Jamison?
All right. I'm meeting him on the dock and
we're taking a boat to the club for dinner.
- Sounds very romantic.
- He's romantic all right.
His proposals just don't include marriage.
I wouldn't let that worry me.
One of these nights, instead of going
to the club, he'll ask you up to his room.
He's gonna play some very soft music
and have the perfect dinner.
Pheasant, under glass, of course,
and wine, and dessert.
Let's see. Cherries jubilee.
And after that...
If you get that far, you've got it made.
- Tom, what's the matter?
- Nothing.
All right. I'll see you.
Come here.
Unless Jamison's blind, maybe
he can see the trees instead of the forest.
Thank you.
You give your hand to me
And then you say hello
And I can hardly speak
My heart is beating so
And anyone could tell
You think you know me well
But you don't know me
No, you don't know the one
Who dreams of you at night
And longs to kiss your lips
And longs to hold you tight
To you, I'm just a friend
That's all I've ever been
But you don't know me
For I never knew the art of making love
Oh, my heart ached with love for you
Afraid and shy
I let my chance go by
The chance you might love me, too
You give your hand to me
And then you say goodbye
I watch you walk away
Beside the lucky guy
To never, never know
The one who loves you so
No, you don't know me
"As director of research and development,
"it is a function of my position to explore
the advantages of diversification.
"However, acquisition for the sake
of diversification is not profitable.
"Therefore, it is my recommendation we
accept Allied Chemical's generous offer
"and turn over all completed
and incompleted experiments and data
"on our ill-fated hunt
for a glycol oxy-octanoic phosphate."
- You mean Goop.
- Yes, sir, that's what I mean.
Well, if that's what you mean, then say it.
Don't go confusin' me.
Yes, sir. No, sir.
Oh, Mr. Heyward, you will return
the bottles you sent for?
I've included them on the inventory.
Now there you go confusin' me again.
What bottles?
Two days ago you sent Ellie in for the
formulas Scott worked on before he quit...
Before he left.
Oh, that.
- I did what?
- I think I'm going to be sick.
Come over here, child. Sit down.
I wanna talk to you.
You know where my boy is?
Well, answer me, woman!
You know where my boy is? Huh?
This is the sixth night in a row
you've worked past midnight.
- You can't ski all day and work all night.
- I guess I was more tired than I thought.
I ran into your friend. Told me
you were waiting for that package.
- Oh, thanks.
- He kind of had his hands full.
I think one was a Sally
and the other was a Ginger.
These are the last formulas
I worked on at Heyward.
- You worked at Heyward Oil?
- Remember my job in a lab?
Oh, yeah. Well, why did you leave,
or shouldn't I ask?
That's all right. I quit.
At least I think I did.
I see. By that I mean I
really don't see at all.
- I'll tell you about it sometime.
- Fair enough.
- How's it going?
- I'll know better when I try these with this.
Well, good luck.
- Hello, Mr. Burton.
- Hello, Tom.
- Looks like you could use another hand.
- I could use ten!
- All right. Where do I start?
- Start up front.
Keep the brush moving.
This stuff sets pretty fast.
- So this is it, hm?
- Yep, that's it.
- You really think it's gonna do the job?
- I think so.
- Think so? You haven't tested it yet?
- I haven't got the time.
It takes 24 hours for it to harden.
Doesn't leave any time before the race.
Also, it doesn't leave any room for error.
Well, like I was tellin' somebody
the other day, you gotta have confidence.
- Howdy, gents. What you up to?
- You know what time it is?
Never pass inspection, pardner.
"Pardner", you were supposed to be here
two hours ago. You promised to help me.
A Heyward never goes back on his word.
Your obedient servants.
Line up, girls
I'll show you what to do
This boat will sparkle like a diamond
when we get through
By the numbers
there ain't much time
We're gonna start an assembly line
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
You get the sandpaper
You get the pails
You get the hammer, baby
You get the nails
You get the paint
You get the brush
Cos we're gonna give it
that special touch
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
We got a magic potion
that will help us win
I don't know how to spell it
but dip right in
Glycol oxy-octanoic phosphate
It's the latest scoop
But that's all right, girls
You can call it Goop
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Work the sandpaper
Hammer that nail
Tote that paintbrush
And lift that pail
Get a rhythm going, nice and easy
Come on and use a little elbow greasy
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
OK, girls
When we're all through
I'm gonna tell you what we're gonna do
We'll fall right down and have some fun
And I'm gonna kiss you all one by one
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Cigars? Cigarettes?
- Can I help you, sir?
- Well, now. Howdy, ma'am. How y'all?
Howdy, sir. I said may I help you.
Yes, well...
I think I'll try a few of these here stogies.
Unless I'm mistaken,
you must be Scott's father.
Well, land o' Goshen, course I am.
You know that boy o' mine?
Everybody knows your son.
- I see you both smoke the same brand.
- Yes, yeah... What?
My boy Scott ain't never
smoked a cigar in his life.
- He's my best customer.
- Oh, is that so?
In that case you'd be able to tell me
where he might be at this hour of the day.
I'd say in about four minutes
you could head him off at the bar.
Head him off at the pass, huh?
- The bar?
- Buying drinks for everyone.
This Florida climate sure does
strange things to people, doesn't it?
You mean he's been smokin'?
An' drinkin'?
Anything else?
Looks like I just 'bout
got here in time, don't it, huh?
- There you go.
- Thank you, sir.
Not at all.
Yeah, seems like the daddy's
always the last one to find out.
Cigars? Cigarettes?
- Howdy, sir.
- Howdy.
The lady back there said I might be likely
to find a fella name of Scott Heyward here.
- You know him?
- She told you right. You a friend of his?
- You might say that, yeah.
- Name your drink. It's on him.
For Heyward's friends, the elbow bends.
Well, now, ain't that
a mighty pretty, little ditty?
But, if you don't mind, sir, I'd just as soon
have a piece of your best drinkin' whiskey.
We might as well wait together,
Mr. Heyward.
I know you, sir?
Burton's the name. Burton Boat Company.
Remember three years ago
you tried to grab my company?
Oh, yeah!
Of course I do now.
What happened? I thought we had a deal.
We did, until your hard-headedness
bumped smack into my stubbornness.
Well, this boy o' mine, you know,
he's a boat fancier.
So I kinda figured I'd buy up your outfit,
kinda give it to him as a birthday present.
I don't know what he'd do with it.
Seems to me he'd got all he needs,
money to burn, plenty of women,
living it up every day.
Hold on there, Mr. Burton, just a minute.
What's wrong with all you people here?
You know who you're talkin' about,
cos you certainly ain't describin' my boy?
Seeing is believing.
Yeah, well, if I knew what I was seein'
then maybe I could believe it.
- Your boy Scott, right there.
- Where?
Oh, there. Sure enough, there he is.
- Excuse me.
- Wait a minute.
You mean that boy there is your son?
You bet your socks and garters he is.
Yes, sir.
He's the ski instructor here in the hotel.
His name's Tom Wilson.
Friend, I'm not too sure just what it is
you're drinkin' out of this glass here,
but one thing I am sure of,
I do know my own son.
- Mr. Heyward, you and I better have a talk.
- Later, Mr. Burton.
- No, now. It's about your boy. Come on.
- Oh?
Whoa, whoa, whoa, pardner.
Been waitin' for ya.
I want you to meet somebody.
This here's Gigi.
Gigi, this here's Monsieur Wilson.
He's my best friend, even if he is poor.
- How do you do?
- Je suis enchante, Monsieur Wilson.
She doesn't speak any English.
I'm gonna teach her all I know.
- Oh, really?
- About English.
- Please, join us, Tom.
- Yes, why don't you? We're democratic.
Thank you.
- Would you care to dance?
- Yes.
What do you say, Dianne?
You'll love the view from my suite.
And then after I put on a little
soothing music, I'll make you a JJ special.
- Then a little breast of pheasant.
- Under glass?
Of course. And a vintage wine.
And then, of course, my favorite dessert.
Cherries jubilee.
- How did you ever guess?
- Female intuition.
I'll get my purse.
- Well, good night, everyone.
- See you tomorrow.
- If you'll excuse me, I'll call it a night.
- Hold on for a second.
Au revoir. Trs bonne chance
mon chapeau. Yeah?
- Know what that means?
- Yeah. Goodbye and good luck to my hat.
- Tom. Turning in early?
- Yep.
Get a good night's sleep.
- Gonna give the boat a final once-over?
- I just checked it two hours ago.
One last time won't hurt. You never know
what you might find by being thorough.
- Take a look, as a favor to me.
- I'll check it out.
I hear tell you're entered
in this big boat race tomorrow.
- Figure to win?
- Hope so.
Fella named Burton says
you stand better than a fifty-fifty chance.
- It's good to see you, Pa.
- Don't go jumpin' to no conclusions.
He also told me you did just about
all the work on this yourself. That right?
- Most of it.
- Figure it's gonna hold together this time?
I do.
You willin' to go out there tomorrow,
maybe get yourself killed to find out?
Yep. Find out. To find out about myself,
to see if I can cut it on my own.
Pa, I'd have traded everything you've
given me for one thing, for trusting me.
What you talkin', son? I always trusted
you. I was just tryin' to make things easy.
I don't want things easy. I wanna be
able to make mistakes and work' em out
before you push the panic button,
like at the plant.
I'm gettin' tired of all this calf-bawlin'
about panic button and trustin' and stuff.
Suppose you just listen to me
for a second, fella.
This company of ours spent
900 million dollars on this gook or goop.
We couldn't make it work.
Now you tell me you're gonna
go out in this boat tomorrow
and if this hangs together,
then you've proved somethin'?
- That's right!
- Then, boy, whether you do or you don't,
I want you to know that...
That I'm as proud of you as any father's
ever set foot on this God's green earth.
Thanks, Pa.
I guess we kinda settled that
pretty good, didn't we?
Well, I'm feelin' a little tuckered out.
How 'bout you
seein' me back to my hotel room?
I'll be pleased to, Pa.
These are lovely rooms, James.
Very exotic.
They should be. They call it the
Sultan's Suite, and I take it every year.
- Where do you keep your harem?
- Whatever gave you an idea like that?
To us.
I realize I might've been
considered a bit of a playboy.
- Just a bit.
- Yes, but that's over.
What I need now is
the warmth of companionship
and the escape from loneliness.
The simple beauty that one girl,
the right girl, can offer.
James! There's somebody at the door.
Here's your dry-cleaning, Mr. Jamison.
Sorry it's a little late.
Thanks a lot.
Now, where were we?
Escaping from loneliness.
Yes, the escape from loneliness
and the simple beauty that one girl,
the right girl, can offer.
You said that.
And then I... There we go, 26D,
for Duster. That's me, ain't it?
- That's right.
- Right!
Well, son, I'm gonna be with you every
foot of the way. You know that, don't you?
I know it now, Pa. Thanks.
- Good night.
- Good night.
I... I have to catch my breath.
- That's not the reason.
- No, it isn't.
Did I tell you about the present?
- What present?
- The one that I'm gonna give you.
Well, it's a trinket,
and it goes on this finger.
And it's about five carats.
I'm asking you to marry me.
If you knew how
I had hoped for this moment.
I... I...
James, please.
James, you have a big day tomorrow.
- James!
- It's a big night tonight!
- What is it?
- I've got your ski.
- What!
- Your ski's fixed. Thought I'd drop it off.
- Do you know what time it is?
- Sure, but I thought you wanted it.
- James, I'll let him in.
- No! No, no.
Besides, I should be leaving.
- Leaving? But why? We were just...
- Just going to say good night.
- Excuse me. I hope I'm not interrupting.
- As a matter of fact you are.
- No, it's all right. James and I were just...
- Well, you'll be the first to know.
Tomorrow we're picking out a ring,
a double celebration.
First for winning the race and second...
Well, we're announcing our engagement.
Well, congratulations.
Thank you.
And thank you for the evening.
Sweet dreams, darling.
Hey, you know something?
You really have lousy timing.
- Born losers usually do.
- If you're talking about the race...
I'm talking about you sticking your nose in.
I hope you know
how to take care of yourself.
- I call karate!
- Shut up.
The girl I never loved
Will never know I care
And all my dreams of her
Are dreams I'll never share
Oh, I want her
And I need her
And I know it might have been
But it ended
Long before it could begin
The kiss I never got
Somebody else will take
The plans I never made
Somebody else will make
Oh, I'm lonely
I'm so lonely
Cos it's her I'm thinking of
But she'll always be the girl
I never loved
Never loved
Never loved
- Hi.
- Hello.
- I thought you were going to bed.
- I was going to,
but I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep.
That's surprising. Being Mrs. James
Jamison should make sleeping easy.
Tom, I'm going to call James
and tell him that I can't marry him.
- Oh?
- I'd like to thank you for all your help.
Any time.
Well, good night.
And goodbye.
I'm leaving for home tomorrow,
after the race.
Good afternoon. This is Sam Riddle
welcoming you to the Marine Stadium
in beautiful Miami, Florida,
where we are waiting to see the running
of one of the country's great races,
the Governor's Trophy.
And $10,000 go to the winner of
the big one, the Orange Bowl Regatta.
The crews have completed the checkups.
All the boats are now in the water.
That means it won't be long now.
The fans are still coming in...
- Hey, Monsieur Heyward!
- Oh, there you are.
I got you some American popcorn.
Now, you can stop your sweating, Sam.
If my boy says that Goop'll hold, it'll hold.
I just wish I were as sure as you were.
Me, too.
Hey, Dianne. Here we are. Yoo-hoo! Hey!
- OK, gang, shift. One, two, three.
- Thank you.
Ladies and gentlemen, the drivers
are coming by for their presentation lap.
Approaching the grandstand in "Vapor
Trail", boat number 96, is Fred Whiting.
And right behind in "Bad Boy",
number 13, is Lucky Hughes.
Then comes James Jamison in "The
Scarlet Lady", bearing the number D3.
That's the boat to watch.
He's won it the last three years in a row
and is the favorite to repeat today.
Following Jamison comes "Terry's Pet",
number 52, driven by George Gergo.
George came in second last year.
Following Gergo is Paul Jerrow.
And there is Tom Wilson
in "Rawhide", number 99.
That's the same boat
that couldn't take the pounding last year.
The pressure on those racing hulls
is tremendous. It came apart at 90mph.
The big question is can this rebuilt hull
take that same kind of pounding today?
Because all indications are that this year's
race is going to set new speed records.
- Excuse me, girls, I'll be right back.
- OK. Hurry back.
Following now is Glenn Peters
in number 77, "The Redball Express".
- Howdy, Mr. Burton. Good luck today.
- Thanks.
Pardon the binocs, sir.
Don't believe I've met you.
- You two've got a lot in common.
- Oh, yeah? You're rich too, huh?
Howdy. My name's Heyward.
Scott Heyward. I'm in oil.
Yeah, yeah. Well, how do, Mr. Heyward?
I'm proud to meet you.
I'm in oil too, don't you know?
- Say, have a cigar.
- Well, thank you. Thank you kindly.
- How 'bout you have one of mine, boy?
- Well, thank you kindly.
That's funny, you know.
I got a feelin' I know your daddy.
Oh, yeah? You know Dad. Wonderful.
Grand ole gentleman.
- What's your name, sir?
- My name?
Sir, I don't believe
I quite caught your name.
Oh. Oh, yes. Heyward.
Duster, that is, Heyward, son.
- You all right, boy?
- Oh. Did I just swallow my cigar?
No matter. No harm done.
Here you go, have another.
No, no, no. You smoke it, Buster... Duster.
You take that. Take 'em all now.
Oh, the race. Gotta go. So long, Dad.
Be mighty careful now.
Your engine's running!
Now coming onto the course
is the Orange Bowl helicopter.
It's heading over to meet the boats
as they complete their warm-up lap...
Quick. Give me some popcorn.
The last of the drivers
are now in line and ready to go.
There they are, ladies and gentlemen.
The cream of the nation's racing boats.
They're holding positions for this 2.5-mile
course, and coming to the starting line.
On the helicopter is the official starter.
As soon as the boats are in order,
he'll drop the signal and we'll begin.
And there it is! It's a clean start.
As they come to the first turn,
the "Cobra" is holding his lead.
That's Jeff Casey in number 15.
He's going wide in an effort to cut around,
I think it's Copper Rourke.
And here comes JJ Jamison.
Can he make it four in a row?
He's really moving out.
He's passing Roberts.
Now he's moved into fourth position.
Now third.
And he's closing on Whiting.
And he passes him!
Now he's trying to take the "Cobra".
And he's done it, folks.
"The Scarlet Lady" has taken the lead.
No doubt about it.
JJ Jamison is once more the man to beat.
The rest of the boats are bunched up
and there are no clear challengers.
There goes the "Rawhide".
Tom Wilson is really stepping on it.
He's moving past the pylon.
Now, coming out of the turn, he cuts
to the inside, trying to pass Whiting.
And there he goes. The "Rawhide"
is now running in third place.
Go! Go! Go! Go!
Come on, baby. Come on, Rawhide.
Round the turn, "The Scarlet Lady"
is still holding first place.
Wait a second.
And the "Rawhide" continues to move up.
Come on! Come on! Come on!
Go, Rawhide!
Jamison is making sure
that anybody who hopes to take him
will have to push his boat to the limit.
Wilson is moving up on the "Cobra" now.
He's going to make his pass.
Wilson is closing the gap.
He did it! Wilson is now running second
to "The Scarlet Lady".
That last lap was clocked at over 90mph.
That's the same speed
that broke the "Rawhide's" hull last year.
Question is will history repeat itself,
as Jamison continues
to hold that shattering speed
and Wilson is staying
right up there with him.
Wait a minute.
Wilson is having some kind of trouble.
"The Scarlet Lady" is increasing its lead
as the "Rawhide" falls back.
The "Cobra" has retaken second place.
Wilson seems to have found the trouble.
He's regaining his speed now.
He's going to pass the "Cobra".
He's back in second place!
Look out! Jamison must be pushing 100.
The beating he's giving his boat
is tremendous.
If Wilson hopes to stay with him, he's
got to give his boat the same punishment.
Remember, that's the hull that split apart
last year under even less strain.
Can that rebuilt hull
take the beating this year?
It's holding up. If the "Rawhide" can take
that pounding, it can take anything.
The question now is can he catch "The
Scarlet Lady" with under two laps to go?
Going into the last lap,
Jamison continues to hold the lead.
Come on, Tom.
Come on, Tom.
Come on, Tom. Go! Go! Go!
They're coming out of the final turn.
The checkered flag's out.
Come on, Goop! Come on, baby!
And he's done it! The "Rawhide" wins!
We have a new champion,
ladies and gentlemen.
And a true champ indeed.
Tom Wilson in his first Orange Bowl race
has snatched victory
from the man who has won the Grand Prix
for the past three years.
Congratulations to Tom Wilson.
The presentation of the award is tonight
in the ballroom of the Shores Hotel.
Hey, you did! You really did it!
Man, what a boat!
When you took that last turn
I could've sworn you were airborne.
- Celebration time.
- Yep.
Your pa's sure proud of you.
You ought to see him, passin' out cigars
like a new daddy and braggin' away.
Burton says that Goop'll be
the hottest thing to hit the boat business.
Oh, yeah?
Well, Scott, here's to you, ole buddy.
Here's to you, ole buddy.
- Somethin' wrong?
- No. I'm just waitin' for a phone call.
- You have to accept my trophy tonight.
- Wait a minute. No, sir, no.
You won that trophy. You pick it up.
You proved what you set out to prove.
Now it's time we went back to being us.
Besides, I wanna find out if Sally likes me
for myself or for your money.
I know what you mean, pal.
- She's ready to leave now.
- OK. Thanks, Harold. Stall her off, will ya?
- Gimme the keys.
- Keys? Oh, here. What's up?
- I'll explain later. Just wish me luck.
- You got it.
- Would you please hurry? I need a cab.
- You've never been to Connecticut?
- No. A cab?
- You really should go...
A cab? Oh, well, here it is.
Taxi, miss?
Hop in. Take you anywhere you
wanna go, compliments of Scott Heyward.
- I wish you weren't going home today.
- Under the circumstances, it's best.
Kinda hoped you'd stay
and help me spend my prize money.
Thanks, but you should put that money
in a bank, not spend it on me.
It's too late. I already did.
Tom Wilson,
take this ring back to the store.
- Then you're saying you won't marry me?
- I'm saying we can't afford it.
This ring would pay our rent for a year,
plus groceries...
Then you're saying you will marry me?
Yes, of course I will.
Dianne, I have a confession to make.
- About what?
- About my family.
But I'm marrying you, not your family.
About my being a ski instructor...
Look, darling, listen. With whatever you
earn, plus my salary, we'll make out fine.
Only we can't afford things like this ring,
much as I wish we could.
You see that oil field over there?
I was given one ten times that size
on my 21st birthday.
Ten times? Oh.
You see that yacht?
I was given one just like it
on my last birthday.
D'you know what I think? I think
driving Scott's car is giving you delusions.
- That's what I'm trying to tell you.
- What?
- That's who I am.
- Who?
- I'm Scott Heyward.
- Oh, and I'm Hortense Fiegledopper.
- Listen, will you please be serious?
- Look. See for yourself.
It started on the way down. I stopped
at this restaurant and met Scott...
Tom. The real Tom.
Hey, Dianne? Dianne, you all right?
I'm sorry if I'm rich
or if I said something to upset you.
I can explain the whole thing.
Like I said, I stopped at one of my gas
stations... I mean, one of our gas stations.
While the attendant was putting in the gas,
I went for a coffee and met Scott... Tom.