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    Follow That Dream (1962)

    FOLLOW THAT DREAM

    Theatrical-Release: 1962
    Studio: United Artists
    Director Gordon Douglas
    Producer: David Weisbart
    Film Length: 110 minutes
    Colour/B&W: Colour





    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
    Angel
    What A Wonderful Life
    I'm Not The Marrying Kind
    Sound Advice




    DVD review
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    Pictures: www.tcb-world.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=60&userid=


    Movie Trailer:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w0So0sGhDE&feature=PlayList&p=AF5BD1BD7EA B7949&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=32"]YouTube - Follow That Dream - Original Trailer 1962[/ame]
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    A very enjoyable comedy. Very funny script and excellent supporting cast.
    Everyone seems to be having a good time. Fine soundtrack which contains one of my favorite movie songs, "Angel". Wow, I would have given anything to be Elvis when he kissed Anne Helm after singing that song. I think she was one of his prettiest co-stars. Especially in that sequence.

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    It is indeed a very nice movie. I think Elvis is a real comedian in this movie, love the scene in the bank
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    I love this movie. All the songs are great. Elvis does a great job of playing a light comedian. His hair is his natural color! I love the twins, and the scenes where they share the candy bar. And I think the court room scene is great when Elvis is talking to the judge. Geez, I think I'll go watch it. Ya'll come over. I got the popcorn too

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    Sounds great, I'll bring the

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    Exclamation

    This is the movie that converted me when I was ten or eleven! Turned me in to an Elvis fan!!!

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    I love this movie. One of my favorites.

    Very funny, with a good story, but also a good dramatic scene at the end where they are at the Courthouse fighting for custody over the children. One of Elvis' best acting scenes IMO.
    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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    Love this move, very funny, with great songs that lways put me in a good mood:
    "I'm not the marrying kind"
    "Its a wonderful life"

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    Updated with movie trailer.

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    yes it is a good movie it made me laugh

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    I've not seen this yet, but I want to. I love the main title song!

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    Updated with movie trailer.

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    I think he looked soooo good in this movie. The beach and ocean in the back ground just sets off all his good looks. I dont think his hair is dyed black in this one. It doesnt look like it to me.
    I wouldnt come back out there for love nor money.

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    It sure is not, and same in Kid Galahad!



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    Re: Follow That Dream (1962)

    This was the first EP Record I bought in 1962 - then I saw the film at the cinema....loved it then and love it now....Elvis looked so good...his comic timing was great and the ending is so good that when I had it on a video I broke the tape with rewinding it to see Angel and that kiss....fab film!
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    Re: Follow That Dream (1962)

    A wonderful Elvis movie to see for any fan of the King's.
    The One and Only King of Rock'n'Roll.

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    Re: Follow That Dream (1962)

    It is one of Elvis's finer movies with some light hearted comic moments,
    I thought Elvis was great in this movie, and the songs were great too,
    Angel, Follow that Dream and I'm not the marrying kind were my favs from
    the movie

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    Re: Follow That Dream (1962)

    Updated with new trailer...



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    Re: Follow That Dream (1962)

    i love this movie it has good songs in it. Elvis is great in this movie it has some funny parts in it.

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