Wild In The Country

Wild in the Country
20th Century-Fox

Running time: 114 minutes
Release date: 6/15/61

"Lonely Man," I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell," "In My Way," "Wild in the Country."

Produced by Jerry Wald.
Directed by Philip Dunne.
Screenplay by Clifford Odets.
Based on a Novel by J. R. Salamanca.
Photographed by William C. Mellor, A.S.C.
Edited by Dorothy Spencer.
Associate Producer: Peter Nelson.
Music by Kenyon Hopkins.
Art Direction by Jack Martin Smith and Preston Ames.
Makeup by Ben Nye.
Costumes by Don Feld.
Technical Advisor: Colonel Tom Parker.
Photographed in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color.

Glenn Tyler Elvis Presley
Irene Sperry Hope Lange
Noreen Tuesday Weld
Betty Lee Millie Perkins
Davis Rafer Johnson
Phil Macy John Ireland
Cliff Macy Gary Lockwood
Uncle Rolfe William Mims
Dr. Underwood Raymond Greenleaf
Monica George Christina Crawford
Flossie Robin Raymond
Mrs. Parsons Doreen Lang
Mr. Parsons Charles Arnt


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Glenn Tyler is a rural boy of limited education and a discouraging environment who is branded a delinquent because of his rebellious attitude and antisocial behavior. Irene Sperry is a psychiatric consultant who takes upon herself the task of rehabilitating the rebellious Glenn. She hopes to overcome his hostility and encourage his genuine talent for writing. She finds that her own interests are becoming more than just professional as she realizes that she is falling in love with Glenn. Noreen hinders Glenn's rehabilitation through her constant advances and urgings toward delinquency. Betty Lee is Glenn's childhood sweetheart who places his future above her own needs, urging him to go to college and give her up, if necessary.