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Follow That Dream (1962)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  11 April 1962 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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

Herman Raucher was hired to adapt the book "Pioneer, Go Home!" into a movie. The studio heads were displeased with the script he handed to them, saying that the dialogue didn't seem to fit the characters. Raucher told them that since the book didn't feature much dialogue for him to work with, he had to make up most of it up himself, and since he'd grown up in a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, he had no idea what farm people sounded like. Raucher refused to re-write the dialogue, and an argument erupted between Raucher and the studio heads, with Raucher being fired from the project. Another writer was called in to re-write the dialogue for Raucher's script, and Raucher received no credit for the work he'd done. In 1963, the script that he had written was adapted into the play "Pioneer, Go Home!" Raucher recounts the story of his work on the movie and eventual firing in his book "There Should Have Been Castles." See more »

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When baby Ariadne was in the homemade swing and Holly brought her the water from their 'well' in the coca-cola bottle as she was talking to Tobey each time the camera focused in on Holly with the baby behind her the coke bottle was in the baby's hand and the next shot on the ground with the water running all over the sand and then the next shot back in the baby's hand and then on the ground again. See more »

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Toby Kwimper: That's why I use my education against 'em.
Holly Jones: Your education?
Toby Kwimper: Sure. Whenever some pretty girl starts to bother me I just close my eyes and say, "One times one is one. One times two is two. One times three is three, and all the through to the eights. Usually, I only get the sixes and they get discusted and walk away."
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What a Wonderful Life
by Sid Wayne & Jerry Livingston
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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Hilarious
2 September 2001 | by (Charlotte North By God Carolina) – See all my reviews

And very heartwarming at the same time. This is by far Elvis' best comedic effort, and he delivers a near perfect performance as the allegedly dimwitted Toby. But methinks Toby has more on the ball than he's willing to let on. I have to believe Jethro Bodine of the Beverly Hillbillies was modeled after Elvis' character. Everytime he runs into an attractive woman he starts to "cipher" his "timeses". Absolutely hysterical. And his destruction of the neighboring

squating mobsters from Chicago is outrageous. Elvis just wanders through scene after scene as if he's totally oblivious...think again. Arthur O'Connell is wonderful as the patriarch of this near gypsy like family. What a treat. Check it out.


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