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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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This one will lift your spirits - Guaranteed! See more (32 total) »

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:
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 »
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:
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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990)See more »
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26 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
This one will lift your spirits - Guaranteed!, 6 August 2005
Author: dwoolsey90-1 from United States

Elvis made quite a number of movies. Most of them of the cookie-cutter, formula variety designed to showcase his wonderful voice, a fact that should surprise absolutely NO ONE. Lets face it guys, Elvis achieved his fame by way of his singing, not his acting. His selection of movie vehicles (especially later in his career) is ample proof of this.

Having said this however, The King was not without some native ability as an actor, both dramatic and comedic.

As proof of this I give you his two best movies: King Creole, in which he gave a very credible dramatic performance (and right along side the likes of Carolyn Jones, Walter Mathau and Dean Jagger no less); and this movie - Follow That Dream.

Follow that Dream is a wonderful piece that has several things going for it: To begin with, it was a straight comedy, his first and best. Very different from his earlier films where he played characters (like Danny Fischer in Creole) that were somber and even dark).In contrast, his portrayal of Toby Kwimper was innocent and fun. The chemistry between Toby and his father (Arthur O'Connell) was terrific. Second, the theme of the movie is a crowd pleaser. Its story line is pure "David and Goliath" with the State playing the role of the pushy and overbearing villain. And finally, there are the songs. What can I say folks the musical score is the King at his best. The score includes a perfectly lovely ballad - "Angel" together with two positively jubilant toe-tappers "What a Wonderful Life" and the title song "Follow that Dream".

One last comment: This movie lifts my spirit, and makes me happy. Now I know those are two perfectly ridiculous reasons to like a movie but, fact is, there are far too few movies that do that for me now-a-days and this movie is one of them. It may not be academy award material (I gave it 7 out of 10) but if you need something to put a smile on your kisser, this one is worth your while.

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