Glen Tyler (Elvis Presley), a down on his luck young man, is sent to counselor 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
In the Elvis drunk scene, when he douses the window with the water hose, the in-between close up shot of the window pane (showing close up the women inside looking out) has no water residue / dripping: next shot back out to Elvis' stance (still water hose spraying) and it's (rightly) soaked. See more »
Betty Lee Parsons:
I have no intention of wasting sympathy on him.
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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Wild in the Country is a solid film and one of Presley's best.
Elvis is excellent as a delinquent who happens to be a potentially terrific writer. Psychiatrist Hope Lange helps Elvis achieve his potential and they slowly fall for each other. Elvis only sings a couple of songs here and therefore, instead of a musical, we get a dramatic story that's well acted by all three leads and is genuinely captivating, only falls short towards the end and goes for a sappy conclusion. Overall, one of Presley's best films and he once again proves what a great actor he could have been. 7 out of 10.
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