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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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Cliff Macy
William Mims ...
Uncle Rolfe Braxton
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Dr. Underwood
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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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Millie Perkins broke her arm when, according to the script, she had to slap Elvis Presley in the face. 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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Beautiful babes w/decent Elvis!
28 June 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

This film (written by Clifford Odets of all people) is one of the better ones in Elvis' track record. The women are all beautiful accomplished actresses, especially Tuesday Weld, Hope Lange, and Millie Perkins. Good story-line involving moonshine and other things important to most small-town Americans.

Not as interesting or involving as King Creole, this movie has qualities and showed that Elvis could have been a good actor if he wasn't doing tripe scripts all the time. This is a normal movie without unnecessary fight scenes or boring young actresses PRETENDING to think The King is a hot guy. Check this one out. Well worth your time for movie-lovers and Elvis fans.


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