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Wild in the Country (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 June 1961 (USA)
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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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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SINGING MAN...giving his heart to HOPE LANGE - TUESDAY WELD - MILLIE PERKINS (original ad - several caps) See more »

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15 June 1961 (USA)  »

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Lonely Man  »

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An alternative ending was shot, but not used. See more »

Quotes

Glenn Tyler: You'd think I set a blow torch to the American flag. What's a man for if he can't aim high, ma'am?
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Surrender
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Performed by Elvis Presley
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Elvis does Peyton Place...
15 July 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

J.R. Salamanca's book "The Lost Country", adapted for the screen by Clifford Odets (!), becomes decent though somewhat stodgy melodrama featuring Elvis Presley as southern delinquent who shows promise as a writer, counseled by a female psychologist who believes in him. Critics at the time were calling for Elvis to start doing some decent dramatic work, yet when this picture was released it was mostly ignored (it is often cited as the one Presley-vehicle which failed to turn a profit). The females in the cast (Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld and Millie Perkins) are strong screen-matches for Elvis, and the plotting is good when it isn't being overripe. As for the star, he does his typical thing: singing just a few songs, but performing in his usual shy and self-conscious, overly-polite low key. **1/2 from ****


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