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Wild in the Country (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 June 1961 (USA)
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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Irene Sperry
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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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Average Shot Length = ~7.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~7.4 seconds. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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Husky Dusky Day
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Performed by Elvis Presley and Hope Lange
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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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