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Wild in the Country
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Director:
Writers:
Clifford Odets (screenplay)
J.R. Salamanca (novel)
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Release Date:
15 June 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
ELVIS PRESLEY sings of love to HOPE LANGE - TUESDAY WELD - MILLIE PERKINS (original ad - mostly caps) See more »
Plot:
A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Elvis Presley ... Glenn Tyler

Hope Lange ... Irene Sperry

Tuesday Weld ... Noreen Braxton

Millie Perkins ... Betty Lee Parsons

Rafer Johnson ... Davis

John Ireland ... Phil Macy

Gary Lockwood ... Cliff Macy
William Mims ... Uncle Rolfe Braxton
Raymond Greenleaf ... Dr. Underwood
Christina Crawford ... Monica George
Robin Raymond ... Flossie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Arnt ... Mr. Parsons (uncredited)

Mark Bailey ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Mr. Spangler (uncredited)
Joe Butham ... Mr. Dace (uncredited)

Pat Buttram ... Mr. Longstreet (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Bartender (uncredited)
Linden Chiles ... Doctor (uncredited)
Will Corry ... Willie Dace (uncredited)
Ruby Goodwin ... Sarah (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Man at Hospital Bazaar (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Juror (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Man at Coroner's Inquest (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Milk Bottle Bazaar Concessionaire (uncredited)
Doreen Lang ... Mrs. Parsons (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Conductor (uncredited)
Elisha Mott ... State Trooper (uncredited)

Alan Napier ... Prof. Joe B. Larson (uncredited)
Jack Orrison ... Dr. Creston (uncredited)
Jason Robards Sr. ... Judge Tom Parker (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Man at Hospital Bazaar (uncredited)
Harry Shannon ... Sam Tyler (uncredited)
Frankie Silver ... Woman in Booth (uncredited)

Red West ... Hank Tyler (uncredited)
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Directed by
Philip Dunne 
 
Writing credits
Clifford Odets (screenplay)

J.R. Salamanca (novel "The Lost Country")

Produced by
Peter Nelson .... associate producer
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenyon Hopkins 
 
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Donfeld  (as Don Feld)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Edward Woehler .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director
Harry Scott .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Homer Plannette .... gaffer (uncredited)
Clyde Taylor .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Sharp .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
 
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Runtime:
114 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | 4-Track Stereo

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Trivia:
'Clifford Odet''s original script had Elvis Presley's character committing suicide at the end of the film. This was screened for a preview audience, who were horrified, and the ending was changed.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 scale, you could find more godliness here in this sun and air than in that church of yours.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis at the Movies (2002) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
In My WaySee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
another great movie, 16 August 2001
Author: kwbucsfan from Florida

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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