Follow That Dream [DVD] [1961]

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.
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Special Features

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Follow That Dream
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 & Crew

  • Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley - Toby Kwimper
  • Arthur O'Connell
    Arthur O'Connell - Pop Kwimper
  • Anne Helm
    Anne Helm - Holly Jones
  • Joanna Moore
    Joanna Moore - Alicia Claypoole
  • Jack Kruschen
    Jack Kruschen - Carmine

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