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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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Cast

Cast overview:
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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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Davis
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Phil Macy
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Cliff Macy
William Mims ...
Uncle Rolfe Braxton
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Dr. Underwood
Christina Crawford ...
Monica George
Robin Raymond ...
Flossie
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Lonely Man  »

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Average Shot Length = ~7.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~7.4 seconds. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Parsons: Back to the house, Betty Lee. You get off this property, son, kite and all!
Betty Lee Parsons: Daddy, don't be mad.
Glenn Tyler: I'm sorry, sir, if you think that I'm...
Mr. Parsons: I've not the slightest concern what you think. Get back to your folks in their wallow. You're all a lot of pigs.
Betty Lee Parsons: Daddy, stop! If you have something to say...
Mr. Parsons: Don't you answer back. You didn't come to church. Get to the house, and help your ma put dinner on. No child of mine gets taught ungodly things on the Sabbath or any other day.
Glenn Tyler: If you weighed it on a ...
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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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