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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:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hope Lange and Tuesday Weld portrayed the same character, Selena Cross - Lange in "Peyton Place" (1957) and Weld in "Return To Peyton Place" (1961). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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User Reviews

 
Beautiful babes w/decent Elvis!
28 June 2004 | by shepardjessicaSee 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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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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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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