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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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Davis
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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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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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Trivia

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

Glenn Tyler: What do you want me to talk about?
Irene Sperry: Anything at all. Just talk.
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Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »

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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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A bad boy tries to find a new life and better behavior.
20 October 1999 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A beautiful and passionate screenplay by Clifford Odets. Elvis plays a brawling delinquent with a hidden literary talent. Three women compete for his attention, lust and future. Millie Perkins plays the childhood sweetheart. Tuesday Weld is outstanding as the seductive cousin. The older of the three, Hope Lange, is an understanding psychiatrist trying to lead Elvis' character to college. The songs in this drama are limited, but highlighted by "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell". An emotional performance turned in by Elvis. Some say this is one of his best movies. Watch it again to appreciate.


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