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Wild in the Country

Wild in the Country (1961)

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Release Date: Jun 15, 1961 Wide

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Rock 'n roll king Elvis Presley stars as Glenn Talbot, a country boy with a problem temper and a yen for literary greatness in this typical Presley vehicle directed by Philip Dunne. After Glenn is sent packing by his father for mixing it up one too many times with his brother, the court makes him a ward of his uncle. His inner turmoil leads him into therapy with the older and very attractive Irene (Hope Lange), a patient-doctor relationship that is misconstrued by their small town. The two spend

Aug 13, 2002

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Presley holds nothing back with his untamed performance

August 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Pedestrian Presley vehicle w/forgettable songs, acting.

April 20, 2007
Video-Reviewmaster.com

With its incestuous 'Peyton Place' plot, out-of-wedlock baby and Tennessee Williams hothouse atmosphere, this is Elvis's most adult movie...

August 11, 2003
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A script that looked good on paper but when it came time to produce it, things came apart more than they came together.

December 31, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

"That the picture doesn't yield to convention in the final minutes--where it counts--won me over."

August 18, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
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It's soap opera but so far above the usual junk Elvis was given to work with with costars, Hope Lange and Tuesday Weld, who can actually act that it seems entirely removed from them. Not his best film, that would be King Creole, but enjoyable.
January 13, 2010
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