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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Cast overview:
Glenn Tyler
Irene Sperry
Noreen Braxton
Betty Lee Parsons
Phil Macy
Cliff Macy
William Mims ...
Uncle Rolfe Braxton
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Dr. Underwood
Christina Crawford ...
Monica George
Robin Raymond ...


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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garage | doctor | inquest | slander | oath | See All (90) »


SINGING MAN...giving his heart to HOPE LANGE - TUESDAY WELD - MILLIE PERKINS (original ad - several caps) See more »




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Release Date:

15 June 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lonely Man  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)|


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Betty Lee Parsons: I have no intention of wasting sympathy on him.
Glenn Tyler: Sympathy is never wasted, Betty Lee. One way or another, you get it back, or so it says in the Book.
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Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »


Lonely Man
Written by Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
Performed by Elvis Presley
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another great movie
16 August 2001 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This is yet another great Elvis movie. It's great to see how a young kid who is dealt a very bad hand in life, with an abusive father and brother, with the death of his mother as a child and being guilty until proven innocent by the town comes out on top. It has good songs, but is not a musical. Again another great plot with a strong supporting cast, with Tuesday Weld and Gary Lockwood to name a few. I give this movie 4 and a half stars.

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