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Follow That Dream (1962)

A family of ragtag vagabonds sets up a makeshift home on a Florida beach after becoming marooned there, prompting an uptight local bureaucrat to attempt to evict them.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Charles Lederer (screenplay), Richard P. Powell (novel) (as Richard Powell)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Toby Kwimper
Arthur O'Connell ... Pop Kwimper
Anne Helm ... Holly Jones
Joanna Moore ... Alisha Claypoole
Jack Kruschen ... Carmine
Simon Oakland ... Nick
Roland Winters ... Judge
Alan Hewitt ... H. Arthur King
Howard McNear ... George
Frank DeKova ... Jack (as Frank de Kova)
Herbert Rudley ... Mr. Endicott
Gavin Koon Gavin Koon ... Eddy Bascombe
Robin Koon Robin Koon ... Teddy Bascombe
Robert Carricart ... Blackie
Barry Russo ... Al (as John Duke)
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When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their "adopted" children - Holly, Ariadne and the twins - start their own little community along a strip of the roadside. The fishing is good and the living is easy until the mob sets up a gambling operation and the state supervisor sics a sexy social worker on the Kwimpers in an effort to take away Ariadne and the twins. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Elvis hits the road to laughter and hits a new high in romance! See more »


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Trivia

A part of SR40 was re-named "Follow that Dream Highway" in honor of this movie having been filmed there. A sign in Inglis, Florida (about 13 miles north of Crystal River) proclaims that fact. However none of the movie was made in Inglis, it was filmed in adjacent Yankeetown. The city council of Yankeetown declined to name their stretch of road after Elvis because of concerns in regards to his drug addictions in later years. As of November 19th 2011 the Mayor of Yankeetown issued a Dedication for the Yankeetown stretch of SR40 to be named Follow That Dream Parkway with a new sign directly under the Yankeetown sign was unveiled. The original Elvis Presley Fan Club-The Elvis Presley Continentals was in attendance for the Dedication. See more »

Goofs

When Pop Quimper is supposedly playing the guitar while Toby is singing, in more than one place, his hands move when there is no sound and when there is, they are back where they were originally, making it obvious that he is not really playing. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five...
Toby Kwimper: You do the multiplication tables too, Nick?
Nick: [Nick rolls his eyes at Toby] Three, two, one.
[Nick's trailer explodes]
Toby Kwimper: Well, I'll be dogone. Your place done blowed up, Nick. It's on fire too.
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Connections

Referenced in Elvis (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Follow That Dream
by Ben Weisman (as Bernie Weisman) & Fred Wise
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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Good underrated Elivs movie with a salutory cast
10 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Highly entertaining comedy of the "Egg and I" type set in the everglades, Florida. Elvis and O'Connell are son and pa, with orphans in tow including a baby, a set of adolescent twins, and a very grown up Anne Helm. They decide to homstead a piece of highway fill land, bringing on the wrath of "social welfare" officials, the cancellation of their coveted benefits, and a group of mobsters attracted to the state of lawlessness in the "territorial land" (led by the competent Simon Oakland). Elvis becomes the sherrif and accidentally scares the hardened mobsters away, in a bit that must have appealed particularly to the Southern drive-in audience this film was clearly aimed at. Lots of laughs for a packing audience at the Parkway Theater, Oakland California 2002.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here Come the Kwimpers See more »

Filming Locations:

Crystal River, Florida, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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