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Follow That Dream
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Director:
Writers:
Charles Lederer (screenplay)
Richard Powell (novel)
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Release Date:
11 April 1962 (USA) See more »
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Elvis hits the road to laughter and hits a new high in romance! See more »
Plot:
When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Toby Kwimper

Arthur O'Connell ... Pop Kwimper
Anne Helm ... Holly Jones

Joanna Moore ... Alisha Claypoole

Jack Kruschen ... Carmine

Simon Oakland ... Nick
Roland Winters ... Judge
Alan Hewitt ... H. Arthur King

Howard McNear ... George

Frank DeKova ... Jack (as Frank de Kova)
Herbert Rudley ... Mr. Endicott
Gavin Koon ... Eddy Bascombe
Robin Koon ... Teddy Bascombe
Robert Carricart ... Blackie
Barry Russo ... Al (as John Duke)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Holcombe ... Governor (uncredited)
Pam Ogles ... Adriane Pennington (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Bartender (uncredited)
Mitchell Rhein ... Dealer (uncredited)

Red West ... Bank Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
 
Writing credits
Charles Lederer (screenplay)

Richard Powell (novel "Pioneer, Go Home!")

Herman Raucher  play "Pioneer, Go Home!" (uncredited)

Produced by
Walter Mirisch .... executive producer
David Weisbart .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter 
 
Cinematography by
Leo Tover (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William B. Murphy 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm C. Bert  (as Mal Bert)
 
Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean  (as Fred McClean)
 
Makeup Department
Madine Danks .... hairdresser
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist (as Dan Striepeke)
 
Production Management
Herbert E. Mendelson .... production manager
Allen K. Wood .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Chervin .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Coleman .... property master
 
Sound Department
Buddy Myers .... sound
Charles G. Schelling .... sound effects editor
Jack Solomon .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ruth Hancock .... wardrobe
Sid Mintz .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Robert Tracy .... music editor
Hank Garland .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tom Parker .... technical advisor (as Col. Tom Parker)
Dolores Rubin .... script supervisor
Jean-Étienne Siry .... poster designer (french version) (uncredited)
 
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109 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Alisha Claypoole:Has anyone ever told you you're very handsome?
Toby Kwimper:Only girls.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis at the Movies (2002) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious, 2 September 2001
Author: Ghenghy from Charlotte North By God Carolina

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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