Follow That Dream

Presley made 33 films, and at least 30 were considered duds by the critics. However, they all made money, and they're still a fixture on TV. Here, he's a homeless army veteran who heads south to Florida with his father and four orphans (songs include 'Home Is Where the Heart Is'). Opportunities for sneering and hip-swivelling are limited. One of Hollywood's most celebrated (and cynical) screenwriters, Charles Lederer, provided the script (from the novel Pioneer Go Home by Richard Powell), but it's such a feeble, mawkish affair that you half suspect he wrote it tongue-in-cheek. Or perhaps he thought Perry Como was the star.

Release details

Duration: 109 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gordon Douglas
Screenwriter: Charles Lederer
Cast: Elvis Presley
Arthur O'Connell
Anne Helm
Joanna Moore
Jack Kruschen
Simon Oakland
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