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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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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 »

Goofs

The kids are seen trying to knock coconuts out of the palm trees and later you see several coconuts lying on the ground. The problem is that the trees are not coconut palms, but sable palms which have no coconuts. See more »

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Jack: Louie? I thought I told you to spread out!
Toby Kwimper: Uhh...
Jack: Nere mind, stay close. I'm a better shot than you any way. Here take the flashlight.
Toby Kwimper: [Toby grabs the flashlight and gun] You know, drunks ought not to be carrying guns.
Jack: [turns and runs from Toby] Hey, Louie! Pete!
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What a Wonderful Life
by Sid Wayne & Jerry Livingston
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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This is my favorite Elvis movie!
7 November 2003 | by (travelin) – See all my reviews

Most of his movies I've seen seem to be an excuse to have him sing songs. However, this one has a plot and good acting. It's a lighthearted story that is a joy to watch each time I see it. The comedy is great. Elvis' portrayal of Toby is SUBERB!! Even knowing the jokes that are coming I can't help but laugh because they are done so well. I prefer this movie over any other he made.


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