Wild in the Country
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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 a platonic night in the same room in a motel, but no one is believing it was innocent.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Presley holds nothing back with his untamed performance"
‑ Blake French, Filmcritic.com
"A script that looked good on paper but when it came time to produce it, things came apart more than they came together."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"Pedestrian Presley vehicle w/forgettable songs, acting."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
""That the picture doesn't yield to convention in the final minutes--where it counts--won me over.""
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"With its incestuous 'Peyton Place' plot, out-of-wedlock baby and Tennessee Williams hothouse atmosphere, this is Elvis's most adult movie..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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