FOLLOW THAT DREAM
Studio: United Artists
Director Gordon Douglas
Producer: David Weisbart
Film Length: 110 minutes
Toby Kwimper - Elvis Presley
Pop Kwimper - Arthur O?Connell
Holly Jones - Anne Helm
Alicia Claypoole - Joanna Moore
H. Arthur King - Allan Hewitt
Mr. Endicott - Herbert Rddley
Nick - Simon Oakland
Carmine - Jack Kruschen
Teddy Bascombe - Robin Koon
Eddy Bascombe - Gavin Koon
Bank guard - Red West
This fun comedy is based on the play "Pioneer, Go Home!" by Richard Powell.
Elvis and his dad Arthur O'Connell have three, unofficially adopted children and Anne Helm, who is in love with Elvis.
On their way through a southern state they suddenly run out of gas for their old vehicle and decide to settle down on an not yet opened part of the highway.
Claiming their rights, they open a small business and start renting row boats, fishing rods and bait. They attract other settlers to the area.
Because their place is out of the county's jurisdiction, some gangsters, Oakland and Kruschen, bring their gambling trailer there and obviously they attract a crowd and a lot of noise.
The homesteaders select Elvis to be their sheriff. But the gangsters hire criminals to beat up Elvis. With his knowledge in Judo, Elvis finally chases the gangsters out.
In the meantime Joanna Moore, who's working for State Welfare, is investigating the family and wants to have the children out of there, because she claims it's a "bad moral climate" in which they are living.
During a courtroom scene Arthur O' Connell and Elvis plead their case and eventually make the judge dismiss any legal charges.
Original working title: "Pioneer, Go Home!". Other working titles were: "What A Wonderful Life", "It's A Beautiful Life" and "Here Come The Kwimpers".
Filming began on July 11, 1961 in Crystal River, Florida.
Joanna Moore was married to Ryan O'Neal for three years. She's the mother of Tatum O'Neal.
The song "A Whistling Tune" also was written for this movie. It did not appear in it though and was used in "Kid Galahad" instead.
Follow That Dream
What A Wonderful Life
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