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Follow That Dream (1962)

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, Charles Lederer, 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 Raucher 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 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 »

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Nick: What happened?
Toby Kwimper: They were showing me how I shouldn't get hurt. I wish they would wake up so I could apologize. I don't think they can hear me now.
Nick: No, I don't think so either.
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by Bill Giant & Anna Shaw
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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A heartwarming story about good and happiness
1 April 1999 | by (Calhoun, GA USA) – See all my reviews

For sheer entertainment and enjoyment, "Follow That Dream" was a great movie. It was one of Elvis' best. To watch it was to restore your vision of all that is good and right in the world. It was truly a great story of the victory of good over evil. I saw it when I was a young man and at age 64 I still enjoy watching it. This is one young people and older should view. We all would be better people by doing so.


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