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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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Complete credited cast:
Anne Helm ...
Roland Winters ...
Alan Hewitt ...
Jack (as Frank de Kova)
Herbert Rudley ...
Mr. Endicott
Gavin Koon ...
Eddy Bascombe
Robin Koon ...
Teddy Bascombe
Robert Carricart ...
Barry Russo ...
Al (as John Duke)


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 <>

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11 April 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Here Come the Kwimpers  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


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2.35 : 1
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The courtroom scene was filmed in the Citrus County Courthouse in nearby Inverness, Florida. When the courthouse was restored and made into the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum during the 1990s, photographs of the courtroom were scarce, since courtroom photography was not allowed there for many years. With permission from MGM, still photographs of the film were used as reference to recreate the look of the courtroom. As of 2009, the only known visual record of the original courtroom interior is that which is in Follow That Dream (1962). See more »


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 »


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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Best Elvis Movie!
28 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is in my top ten of all time. It is a pure romp! Even though you have the "bad guys" from the government to add some drama, and the fact that Elvis character "Toby" and his family are all government freeloaders, this is essentially just a feel good movie.

You can read the plot from the other reviews, but it is essentially about homesteaders coming to Florida with a composite "family" and trying to make their way.

This is Elvis at his best--as he was meant to be in movies--singing and romancing his way through, with a back woods innocence that Max Baer would later use as Jethro Bodine on "The Beverly Hillbillies".

Enjoy this film. It is a delight!

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