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Charles Lederer (screenplay)
Richard Powell (novel)
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Release Date:
11 April 1962 (USA) See more »
Elvis hits the road to laughter and hits a new high in romance! See more »
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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A heartwarming story about good and happiness See more (33 total) »


  (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
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom May .... grip (uncredited)
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)
Crew verified as complete

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109 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

A part of SR40 was re-named "Follow that Dream Highway" in honor of this movie having been filmed there. A sign in Inglis, Florida (about 13 miles north of Crystal River) proclaims that fact. However none of the movie was made in Inglis, it was filmed in adjacent Yankeetown. The city council of Yankeetown declined to name their stretch of road after Elvis because of concerns in regards to his drug addictions in later years. As of November 19th 2011 the Mayor of Yankeetown issued a Dedication for the Yankeetown stretch of SR40 to be named Follow That Dream Parkway with a new sign directly under the Yankeetown sign was unveiled. The original Elvis Presley Fan Club-The Elvis Presley Continentals was in attendance for the Dedication.See more »
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 »
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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Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990)See more »
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A heartwarming story about good and happiness, 1 April 1999
Author: Jerry F. Smith ( from Calhoun, GA USA

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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