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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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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
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Lonely Man  »

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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...
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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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Lonely Man
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Fine acting and hugely entertaining
5 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film is a great movie for its fighting scenes and its music score and its drama and wonderful script. Elvis acts amazingly well with Hope Lange. There is a sadness to the movie when the character played by Elvis starts to tell the story of how he could have saved his mother from dying. It's emotionally sensitive and well made.


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