Follow that Dream (1962)





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Based on a novel by Richard Powell, when the lovable (and musical) hillbilly Toby Kwimper (Elvis Presley) and his family move to Florida, they must fight off a group of greedy lowlifes in order to defend the rights to their land. This musical comedy features the songs "Follow That Dream," "Sound Advice," and "What a Wonderful Life."
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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MGM Home Entertainment


Elvis Presley
as Toby Kwimper
Arthur O'Connell
as Pop Kwimper
Anne Helm
as Holly
Jack Kruschen
as Carmine
Alan Hewitt
as H. Arthur King
Howard McNear
as George
Herbert Rudley
as Endicott
Gavin Koon
as Eddy Bascombe
Robin Koon
as Teddy Bascombe
John Duke
as Blackie
Harry Holcombe
as Governor
Pam Ogles
as Adriadne Pennington
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Critic Reviews for Follow that Dream

All Critics (2)

Better than average Elvis vehicle.

February 3, 2005
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

more entertaining than any Ben Affleck-J-Lo material that Hollywood has produced during the last few years

Full Review… | August 22, 2004

Audience Reviews for Follow that Dream

Wooooooow I didn't think it would get this bad this quick but holy crap. Elvis in a family of people with zero IQs and an obsession with outhouses, plus the rampant sexism and libertarian wet dream homesteading theme.... man, this was unwatchable. I was like waiting for the music breaks, they were the saving graces of this film. Even Elvis seems bored out of his mind.

Jenna Ipcar
Jenna Ipcar

This Elvis movie is more on the dramatic side, but it's not one of the best, it's not that bad either, it's just okay.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

As Elvis movies go this lands squarely in the middle. Not a really good film like King Creole but hardly a piece of junk like Spinout or Harum Scarum. A pleasant somewhat nonsensical family entertainment with a strong moral sense, a few nice songs and enjoyable performances.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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