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L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL TRIBUTE 9: 1956 YELLOWJACKETS YEARBOOK: SOPHOMORES & "FOLLOW THAT DREAM"

MY SELECTION NO. 9 FOR BEST MOVIES OF THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES IS
"FOLLOW THAT DREAM"
STARRING "ELVIS PRESLEY"!!



Follow That Dream is a 1962 American musical film starring Elvis Presley made by Mirisch Productions. The movie was based on the 1959 novel Pioneer, Go Home! by Richard P. Powell. Producer Walter Mirisch liked the song Follow that Dream and retitled the picture.[1] The movie reached #5 on the Variety weekly Box Office Survey, staying on the chart for three weeks, and finishing at #33 on the year end list of the top-grossing movies of 1962. Plot - A vagabond family composed of Pop Kwimper (Arthur O'Connell), his son Toby (Elvis Presley), and various "adopted" children, including nineteen-year-old Holly Jones (Anne Helm), is traveling in Florida when Pop drives onto an as-yet-unopened section of highway. When the car runs out of gas, Holly persuades Toby to persuade Pop to take up residence on the land next to the road. A chance encounter with an avid fisherman (Herbert Rudley) gives Holly an idea. They build a thriving business catering to sports fishermen. Trouble soon follows. Toby rejects the advances of amorous social worker Alisha Claypoole (Joanna Moore), who goes to court to have the children taken away in revenge. Also, her government official boyfriend considers the squatters' home to be an eyesore and wants to evict them. Finally, since the area is outside the jurisdiction of any law enforcement, two gamblers (Jack Kruschen and Simon Oakland) soon set up a casino in a trailer, and Toby has to deal with their armed thugs.

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CONTINUE STROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH
THE "SOPHOMORES CLASS" OF
L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL!!















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