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Follow that Dream
     

Follow that Dream

4.8 5
Director: Gordon M. Douglas

Cast: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm

 

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Get ready for fun in the sand and sun when The King takes to the beach in this rockin' release from MGM/UA. Viewable in either its original 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, this disc also offers closed-caption English Dolby Digital Mono and Spanish Dolby Digital Mono soundtracks with optional English, Spanish, or French subtitles.

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Get ready for fun in the sand and sun when The King takes to the beach in this rockin' release from MGM/UA. Viewable in either its original 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, this disc also offers closed-caption English Dolby Digital Mono and Spanish Dolby Digital Mono soundtracks with optional English, Spanish, or French subtitles. Despite the fact that the only extra feature is an original theatrical trailer, the five original songs by Elvis in this film should be more than enough to bring his legions of fans running to catch this hot release.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
By 1961, Elvis Presley the dangerous rock-and-roll rebel had become a comfortable and reassuring screen presence. He may not have been exactly mainstream, but his screen persona was definitely one that parents could feel comfortable exposing impressionable youngsters to. Fortunately, Presley still maintained a definite presence and charisma, if little real acting ability, for without his easy charm, Follow That Dream would be pretty rough going. As it is, the film is not for those with a weak stomach where cutesy children, homespun humor and cornfed, simple "real folks" characters are concerned. It's also not for those who like real drama and sparkling dialogue, but the screenplay is at least carefully constructed and has an internal logical consistency. Presley is in fine voice, although the so-so songs crafted for the film don't really tax his vocal abilities. They're also indifferently staged and fairly extraneous, making this a musical in which the songs really don't matter much. As a matter of fact, nothing much matters here except Presley, whose laidback niceness makes Dream pleasant and comfy, if unremarkable and unmemorable.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
UPC:
0027616903969
Original Release:
1961
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox, Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
19,140

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Toby Kwimper
Arthur O'Connell Pop Kwimper
Anne Helm Holly Jones
Joanna Moore Alicia Claypoole
Jack Kruschen Carmine
Simon Oakland Nick
Roland Winters Judge Wardman
Alan Hewitt H. Arthur King
Howard McNear George Binkley
Herbert Rudley Mr. Endicott
Gavin Koon Eddy Bascombe
Robin Koon Teddy Bascombe
Robert Carricart Al
John Duke Blackie
Frank de Kova Jack
Harry Holcombe Governor
Pam Ogles Adriadne Pennington

Technical Credits
Gordon M. Douglas Director
Malcolm C. Bert Art Director
Gordon Gurnee Set Decoration/Design
Charles Lederer Screenwriter
Fred MacLean Set Decoration/Design
William B. Murphy Editor
Tom Parker Consultant/advisor
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Leo Tover Cinematographer
David Weisbart Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Letterbox
1. Main Title/Wonderful Life [2:38]
2. "We Ain't the Public" [3:55]
3. Practically a Woman [4:43]
4. Not the Marrying Kind [2:09]
5. Illegal Homesteaders [10:09]
6. "Money's Like a Fish" [3:49]
7. A Mind for Business [3:21]
8. Sound Advice [1:31]
9. How to Get a Band Loan [10:14]
10. "Meet the Neighbors" [6:55]
11. Welfare on Her Mind [7:39]
12. Follow That Dream [6:32]
13. Life as a Sheriff [9:09]
14. The Hunting Party [9:12]
15. Mind(less) Games [4:01]
16. "They Took the Kids!" [3:03]
17. The Hearing [4:55]
18. Toby's Defense Strategy [6:31]
19. Testing the Pioneer Spirit [3:52]
20. Angel/12 Times 12 [5:06]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Main Title/Wonderful Life [2:38]
2. "We Ain't the Public" [3:55]
3. Practically a Woman [4:43]
4. Not the Marrying Kind [2:09]
5. Illegal Homesteaders [10:09]
6. "Money's Like a Fish" [3:49]
7. A Mind for Business [3:21]
8. Sound Advice [1:31]
9. How to Get a Band Loan [10:14]
10. "Meet the Neighbors" [6:55]
11. Welfare on Her Mind [7:39]
12. Follow That Dream [6:32]
13. Life as a Sheriff [9:09]
14. The Hunting Party [9:12]
15. Mind(less) Games [4:01]
16. "They Took the Kids!" [3:03]
17. The Hearing [4:55]
18. Toby's Defense Strategy [6:31]
19. Testing the Pioneer Spirit [3:52]
20. Angel/12 Times 12 [5:06]

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Follow that Dream 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm only 17, but i love Elvis. This is by far his best movie ever. It is funny, clever, and sweet. This movie is perfect for all ages and everyone will love it! I also recommend "Viva Las Vegas" and "It happened at the world's fair"
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is hands down the 'BEST' Elvis Presley movie ever made! It's great for the whole family. Even my 12 & 10 year olds love it! :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can I say....its Elvis
Guest More than 1 year ago
First off, I'm not a huge Elvis fan, even though I do respect his musical abilities. A bunch of my friends were talking about his movies, and since I'd never seen one, I decided to give "Follow That Dream" a try. I think I chose the right one. He's still at the young, cute stage (before he became fat and fake looking) and his southern accent is adorable! I laughed so hard throughout, this has to be one of the funniest movies I've seen in awhile. All in all, I really liked it, although I was surprised that the word sex was brought up a couple times, even though nothing is really said about it. Still, I figured they wouldn't mention sex in such an old movie, and other than that it's family friendly. It's a hilarious story with a handsome and talented star.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the story of Mr Kwimper and his son Toby, as well as a girl (Holly) and twin boys they have took in. They're one very uneducated and purty funny bunch. Toby ain't no gal charmer here - he's a sort of a slow-witted guy and he sure did a good job. The little clan settle down on government property to homestead and start a fishing business. That's about it for plot. As for subplots, a social worker comes along to give Toby a word association test. She is a strange social worker. Very strange indeed - and later appears at a hearing in court when it is being decided whether Mr Kwimper and Toby are fit to raise the twin boys and tries to prove that they are not. In my opinion SHE weren't fit to be no social worker. You just gotta watch the movie to figure that one out. This is a great movie and sure is a nice change of pace from the regular ''interchangeable Elvis movie formula''. It's real hickish, honey, it's very hickishness its indescribable charm. Sure does have a sweet endin', ya know, Elvis givin' Holly some sugar... Go on out, at least rent this movie.