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Wild in the Country (1961)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  15 June 1961 (USA)
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A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.

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Glenn Tyler
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Glen Tyler (Elvis Presley) a down on his luck youth is sent to councilor Irene Sperry (Hope Lange) to begin battling his personal demons while under her tutelage a flair for writing emerges. Can She guide him down the right path or will her interference lead to his demise? Written by Conroys

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ELVIS PRESLEY sings of love to HOPE LANGE - TUESDAY WELD - MILLIE PERKINS (original ad - mostly caps) See more »

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15 June 1961 (USA)  »

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Lonely Man  »

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The song "Husky Dusky Day", sung in the movie by Elvis Presley and Hope Lange, was unreleased for years and appeared on an official record only in the 1990s. See more »

Quotes

Noreen Braxton: I wanna get out of here. I'm young. I want a good time out of life.
Glenn Tyler: Then do it, hun. Paint your toenails red and run away.
Noreen Braxton: It needs a man to go to Hell with, because that's what I want. Hours and hours of Heaven that just slides on down to Hell and we don't care how or when it ends. You're wild, Glenn, just like me. Unhappy wild!
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Wild in the Country
by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss (as George Weiss)
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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I love this movie! 9/10
8 March 2009 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

"A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career." Do me a favour: Do not think of this movie as any other Elvis flick, because this is one of the best classic films I've seen. Well, he sings a couple songs to his lovers and he gets into a couple of fights, but here it just doesn't happen randomly. The plot is excellent and Elvis blew me away with his acting. There's one specific scene where he's sharing stories about his dead mother with Hope Lange and it almost brought me to tears. His acting was very natural, as was Hope Lange's, Tuesday Weld's and Millie Perkins'. This is a fantastic movie and I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.


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