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Wild in the Country (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 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.

Director:

Philip Dunne

Writers:

Clifford Odets (screenplay), J.R. Salamanca (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
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 William Mims ... 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 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 Conroys

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Taglines:

ELVIS PRESLEY sings of love to HOPE LANGE - TUESDAY WELD - MILLIE PERKINS (original ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lonely Man See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jerry Wald Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

An alternative ending was shot, but not used. 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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Connections

Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Fine acting and hugely entertaining
5 April 1999 | by Joe-290See 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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