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Follow That Dream Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

One of a handful of Elvis Presley vehicles for United Artists release, Follow That Dream is a leisurely comedy/musical with a homey appeal that will delight even non-Presley fans. Based on Richard Powell's novel Pioneer Go Home, the film casts Elvis as Toby Kwimper, the most responsible member of an itinerant rural family comprised of Pop Kwimper (Arthur O'Connell) and nubile cousin Holly Jones (Anne Helm). Claiming "squatter's rights," the Kwimpers set up housekeeping, much to the dismay of local gamblers Carmine (Jack Kruschen) and Nick (Simon Oakland). In an attempt to force the family off their land, social worker Alicia Claypool (Joanna Moore) tries to prove that Toby is "degenerate," but succeeds only in making a fool of herself. Beyond a handful of pleasant songs, the film's highlights include Elvis' unwitting breakup of the local gambling casino, and the climactic trial scene featuring Roland Winters as a dyspeptic but basically likeable judge. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Elvis Presley
as Toby Kwimper
Arthur O'Connell
as Pop Kwimper
Joanna Moore
as Alicia Claypoole
Jack Kruschen
as Carmine
Roland Winters
as Judge Wardman
Simon Oakland
as Nick
Alan Hewitt
as H. Arthur King
Howard McNear
as George Binkley
Herbert Rudley
as Mr. Endicott
Pam Ogles
as Adriadne Pennington
Frank de Kova
as Jack

Crew

David Weisbart
Producer
Charles Lederer
Screenwriter
Leo Tover
Cinematographer
Hans Salter
Composer (Music Score)
Gordon Gurnee
Set Designer
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