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


Comedy | Musical


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11 April 1962 (USA)  »

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Here Come the Kwimpers  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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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Referenced in Mafioso (1962) See more »


by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett (as Roy Bennett)
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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ELVIS does Florida
8 January 2003 | by (Memphis, USA) – See all my reviews

One of Elvis's better comedies. The movie has some good Elvis tunes and overall a nice light feel to it. The final courtroom scene is great and makes you wish every day in court ended up this way. While it is a "formula" movie in many respects, it does make for a nice evening or rainy afternoon "get away from it all" and have a laugh sitting. A must for any Elvis fan!

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