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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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Glenn Tyler
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Irene Sperry
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Noreen Braxton
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Betty Lee Parsons
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Davis
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Phil Macy
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Cliff Macy
William Mims ...
Uncle Rolfe Braxton
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Dr. Underwood
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Monica George
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Flossie
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Mr. Parsons (uncredited)
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Sheriff (uncredited)
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Mr. Spangler (uncredited)
Joe Butham ...
Mr. Dace (uncredited)
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Mr. Longstreet (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
Will Corry ...
Willie Dace (uncredited)
Russell Custer ...
Man at Hospital Bazaar (uncredited)
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Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Ruby Goodwin ...
Sarah (uncredited)
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Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Signe Hack ...
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Man at Hospital Bazaar (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Chester Jones ...
Messenger (uncredited)
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Man at Coroner's Inquest (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Milk Bottle Bazaar Concessionaire (uncredited)
Doreen Lang ...
Mrs. Parsons (uncredited)
Gustave Lax ...
Man at Hospital Bazaar (uncredited)
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Man at Hospital Bazaar (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
Conductor (uncredited)
Elisha Mott ...
State Trooper (uncredited)
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Man at Hospital Bazaar (uncredited)
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Prof. Joe B. Larson (uncredited)
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Man at Hospital Bazaar (uncredited)
Jack Orrison ...
Dr. Creston (uncredited)
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Judge Tom Parker (uncredited)
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Man at Hospital Bazaar (uncredited)
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Man at Hospital Bazaar (uncredited)
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Sam Tyler (uncredited)
Frankie Silver ...
Woman in Booth (uncredited)
Glen Walters ...
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
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Hank Tyler (uncredited)

Directed by

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Philip Dunne

Written by

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Clifford Odets ... (screenplay)
 
J.R. Salamanca ... (novel "The Lost Country")

Produced by

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Peter Nelson ... associate producer
Jerry Wald ... producer

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Kenyon Hopkins

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William C. Mellor ... director of photography

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Dorothy Spencer

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E. Preston Ames ... (as Preston Ames)
Jack Martin Smith

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Stuart A. Reiss
Walter M. Scott

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Donfeld ... (as Don Feld)

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Edward Woehler ... production manager (uncredited)

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Joseph E. Rickards ... assistant director
Harry Scott ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Alfred Bruzlin ... sound
Warren B. Delaplain ... sound

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Homer Plannette ... gaffer (uncredited)
Clyde Taylor ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nancy Sharp ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
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Plot Summary

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 »
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Also Known As
  • Lonely Man (United States)
  • Amour sauvage (France)
  • El indómito (Spain)
  • Kapinallisen laulu (Finland)
  • Paixões Violentas (Portugal)
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  • 114 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Clifford Odets' 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 »
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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Wild in the Country 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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