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Wild in the Country (Widescreen Edition)
Wild in the Country
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, Rafer Johnson
Director: Philip Dunne
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2002     1hr 54min

Possibly the sexiest of all of The King's movies, this film finds Elvis playing a backwoods delinquent blessed with great literary talents with Millie Perkins as his childhood sweetheart. Co-starring Tuesday Weld.

     
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Actors: Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, Rafer Johnson
Director: Philip Dunne
Creators: William C. Mellor, Dorothy Spencer, Jerry Wald, Peter Nelson, Clifford Odets, J.R. Salamanca
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Drama, Presley, Elvis, Classic Rock, Musicals
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed
DVD Release Date: 08/13/2002
Original Release Date: 06/15/1961
Theatrical Release Date: 06/15/1961
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Possibly Elvis' finest acting performance
A Fan | VA | 08/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Released in 1961, Wild in the Country would be Elvis' last purely dramatic role for several years. He gives what may be his finest acting performance as a troubled young man from a dysfunctional family whose passion is really writing. This film was only moderately successful at the box office. Elvis' next film, Blue Hawaii, a musical comedy would be a big hit so at the behest of Colonel Tom, his subsequent movies became formula musicals. Unfortunately the quality of the scripts and soundtracks would decline over the years, leaving many fans to wonder what might have been had Elvis been give more of an opportunity to develop as a serious actor."