Wild in the Country (1961) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.1/ 10 (713 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Company of Artists, The [us]
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 8 June 1961
(USA) - 15 June 1961
(West Germany) - 1 September 1961
(Italy) - 9 September 1961
(Finland) - 15 September 1961

Running Time

ELVIS PRESLEY sings of love to HOPE LANGE - TUESDAY WELD - MILLIE PERKINS (original ad - mostly caps) SINGING his heart to HOPE LANGE - TUESDAY WELD - MILLIE PERKINS (original ad - several caps)

acoustic-guitar, anger, attempted-suicide, auto-repair, baby, balloon, barn, based-on-novel, bazaar, bear, bible, brook, caseworker, chandelier, coroner, courtroom, cow, dancing, darts, doctor, downburst, drunkenness, face-slap, fair, false-accusation,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:2.35 : 1

Related Pictures

Pictures of Wild in the Country (1961) Movie not found

Full Cast

  1. Arnt, Charles as (uncredited) [Mr. Parsons]
  2. Bailey, Mark (I) as (uncredited) [Sheriff]
  3. Baldwin, Walter (I) as (uncredited) [Mr. Spangler]
  4. Butham, Joe as (uncredited) [Mr. Dace]
  5. Buttram, Pat (I) as (uncredited) [Mr. Longstreet - Mechanic]
  6. Carter, Harry (II) as (uncredited) [Bartender]
  7. Chiles, Linden as (uncredited) [Doctor]
  8. Corry, Will as (uncredited) [Willie Dace]
  9. Greenleaf, Raymond as [Dr. Underwood] <9>
  10. Harris, Sam (II) as (uncredited) [Man at Hospital Bazaar]
  11. Horan, James W. as (uncredited) [Juror]
  12. Ireland, John (I) as [Phil Macy] <6>
  13. Johnson, Rafer as [Davis] <5>
  14. Kemp, Kenner G. as (uncredited) [Man at Coroner's Inquest]
  15. Lally, Mike (I) as (uncredited) [Milk Bottle Bazaar Concessionaire]
  16. Lockwood, Gary (I) as [Cliff Macy] <7>
  17. Mims, William (I) as [Uncle Rolfe Braxton] <8>
  18. Moebus, Hans as (uncredited) [Conductor]
  19. Mott, Elisha as (uncredited) [State Trooper]
  20. Napier, Alan as (uncredited) [Prof. Joe B. Larson]
  21. Orrison, Jack as (uncredited) [Dr. Creston - Coroner]
  22. Presley, Elvis as [Glenn Tyler] <1>
  23. Robards Sr., Jason as (uncredited) [Judge Tom Parker]
  24. Sardo, Cosmo as (uncredited) [Man at Hospital Bazaar]
  25. Shannon, Harry (I) as (uncredited) [Sam Tyler]
  26. West, Red as (uncredited) [Hank Tyler]
  27. Crawford, Christina (I) as [Monica George] <10>
  28. Goodwin, Ruby as (uncredited) [Sarah - Irene's Maid]
  29. Lang, Doreen as (uncredited) [Mrs. Parsons]
  30. Lange, Hope as [Irene Sperry] <2>
  31. Perkins, Millie as [Betty Lee Parsons] <4>
  32. Raymond, Robin as [Flossie] <11>
  33. Silver, Frankie as (uncredited) [Woman in Booth]
  34. Weld, Tuesday as [Noreen Braxton] <3>


  1. Drama

Full Plot

Glen Tyler (Elvis Presley) a down on his luck youth is sent to councilor 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? Conroys Plot not found

Total Business

CP: copyright MCMLXI The Company of Artists, Inc. and 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. SD: 11 November 1960 - 18 January 1961

Movie Certificate

PG (Australia)
K-16 (Finland)
11 (Sweden)
Not Rated (USA)

Music Composers

  1. Hopkins, Kenyon


  1. Mellor, William C. (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Donfeld (as Don Feld)


20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [ca] - (2010) (Canada) (DVD) (7 film set)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [us] - (2002) (USA) (DVD) (widescreen)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [us] - (2010) (USA) (DVD) (7 film set)
American Broadcasting Company (ABC) [us] - (1967) (USA) (TV)
Key Video [us] - (1987) (USA) (VHS) (Pan and scan for CBS/Fox Home Video)
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us] - (1961) (USA) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Spencer, Dorothy


Glenn Tyler: You'd think I set a blow torch to the American flag. What's a man for if he can't aim high, ma'am? Glenn Tyler: What do you want me to talk about? Irene Sperry: Anything at all. Just talk. 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.

Other Titles

  1. Das Lied des Rebellen (1961) (ENG)

  2. Das Lied des Rebellen (1961) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  3. Lonely Man (1961) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

  4. Paese selvaggio (1961) (ENG)

  5. Lied des Rebellen, Das (1961) (GER)
    (West Germany)

  6. Paese selvaggio (1961) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Napa, Napa Valley, California, USA
  2. Stage 4, 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA


- The song "Husky Dusky Day", sung in the movie by 'Elvis Presley' (qv) and 'Hope Lange' (qv), was unreleased for years and appeared on an official record only in the 1990s.

- The songs "Lonely Man" and "Forget Me Never" were recorded by 'Elvis Presley' (qv) for the movie but not used.

- There's a deleted scene where Glen ('Elvis Presley' (qv)) sings "Lonely Man" in the garage - part of this scene was used in the trailer for the film.

- 'Elvis Presley' (qv) didn't attend the film's premiere.

- An alternative ending was shot, but not used.

- 'Elvis Presley' (qv) dated 'Tuesday Weld' (qv) in the 1950's.

- 'Simone Signoret' (qv) turned down the role of Irene Sperry.

- Average Shot Length = ~7.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~7.4 seconds.

- 'Millie Perkins' (qv) broke her arm when, according to the script, she had to slap 'Elvis Presley' (qv) in the face.

- 'Clifford Odet''s original script had 'Elvis Presley' (qv)'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.

- 'Elvis Presley' (qv) was called back, to California, to re-do the movie's final scenes. The original