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Follow That Dream (1962)

A family of ragtag vagabonds sets up a makeshift home on a Florida beach after becoming marooned there, prompting an uptight local bureaucrat to attempt to evict them.

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Complete credited cast:
... Toby Kwimper
... Pop Kwimper
... Holly Jones
... Alisha Claypoole
... Carmine
... Nick
... Judge
... H. Arthur King
... George
... Jack (as Frank de Kova)
... Mr. Endicott
Gavin Koon ... Eddy Bascombe
Robin Koon ... Teddy Bascombe
... Blackie
... Al (as John Duke)
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When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their "adopted" children - Holly, Ariadne and the twins - start their own little community along a strip of the roadside. The fishing is good and the living is easy until the mob sets up a gambling operation and the state supervisor sics a sexy social worker on the Kwimpers in an effort to take away Ariadne and the twins. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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11 April 1962 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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What a Wonderful Life
by Sid Wayne & Jerry Livingston
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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Florida, Elvis style
22 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

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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