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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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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Alisha Claypoole:Has anyone ever told you you're very handsome?
Toby Kwimper:Only girls.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mafioso (1962)See more »
Soundtrack:
Follow That DreamSee more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Florida, Elvis style, 22 September 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

This is one of Elvis's best films in my opinion. And one where he extended his range a bit. Usually he plays he troubled youths, or confident smart people who are trying to prove themselves. Here's he's an innocent in the world and it's a tribute to his acting skills that he was acquiring that he didn't descend into being Gomer Pyle.

Of course the film is greatly helped by the title tune which in my opinion is one of his best movie songs. Follow That Dream rightly belonged among Elvis's golden hits.

With an innocence here that rivals even Stan Laurel or Harry Langdon, Elvis manages to defeat some pretty sharp characters. The film itself has a charming innocence about it that makes it thorough going fun.

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