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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

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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:
Singer/songwriter Tom Petty claims that he first became obsessed with rock and roll after meeting Elvis Presley and watching him act and sing during the making of this movie. Petty's uncle was a crew member working on the film.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:
Toby Kwimper:That's why I use my education against 'em.
Holly Jones:Your education?
Toby Kwimper:Sure. Whenever some pretty girl starts to bother me I just close my eyes and say, "One times one is one. One times two is two. One times three is three, and all the through to the eights. Usually, I only get the sixes and they get discusted and walk away."
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Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990)See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
An outstanding comic performance by Elvis, 14 April 2006
Author: Stephen Morse from Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

"Moonspinner" (previous reviewer) must have had his/her head in a spin. First of all, I'm an Elvis fan, so I'm biased; and I acknowledge that about 10 of his 31 films were pretty poor. But for people to imply that Follow That Dream was one of them is ridiculous.

Elvis' performance in this film is not simply good - it's outstanding. He plays an "idiot savant" type of role, and plays it to perfection. His speaking voice, his body language, his timing : they're all spot on for this characterisation.

The fact that the film lasts for 1 Hr 45 min proves that some integrity went into its making, in order to get the whole story across; and make no mistake, it's a good story with a number of good episodes. OK, we're all so sophisticated and know-it-all these days, and can say the story is unbelievable, but it is set the best part of 50 years ago.

Again, contrary to some other comments, the location filming is beautifully done and in the few instances where they have done back-projections, it is not at all obvious.

It's easy to pick fault with any film, if you set your mind on it, but my only criticisms of Follow That Dream are (i) that Joanna Moore's diction is very poor and difficult to follow and (ii) that the recording studio echo on the song Follow That Dream does not fit the simplicity of the scene where it's sung - yet it still has a charm to it.

Elvis's performance in this film deserved/deserves some wider recognition. There's no question that he was a competent actor. Contrast his role here, as Toby Kwimper, against the dramatic role as Pacer Burton in the superb Flaming Star, only a year earlier, and you can only express admiration.

One final word of praise for Anne Helm, who plays her part as Holly to perfection.

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