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Wild in the Country (1961)

 -  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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Irene Sperry
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Noreen Braxton
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Betty Lee Parsons
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Phil Macy
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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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Elvis Presley dated Tuesday Weld in the 1950's. See more »

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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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Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »

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Lonely Man
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Written by Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
Performed by Elvis Presley
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One of Presley's better vehicles
23 April 2004 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

Wild in the Country is a solid film and one of Presley's best.

Elvis is excellent as a delinquent who happens to be a potentially terrific writer. Psychiatrist Hope Lange helps Elvis achieve his potential and they slowly fall for each other. Elvis only sings a couple of songs here and therefore, instead of a musical, we get a dramatic story that's well acted by all three leads and is genuinely captivating, only falls short towards the end and goes for a sappy conclusion. Overall, one of Presley's best films and he once again proves what a great actor he could have been. 7 out of 10.


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