Sunday, January 17, 2016

Movie Review: Wild in the Country: Elvis Presley (1961)

This is an interesting early Elvis Presley movie.  In this case he plays an aspiring young author, Glen, who falls for his mentor and teacher, Irene Sperry (Hope Lange) who is working hard to get him into university so he can pursue his dream.  For a time Glen loses focus on his dream, and it becomes the relationship with the teacher.  They fall in love, but they do not become sexually involved.  However rumors of this involvement become a focus of the book.  They take refuge on a trip to a university, and they are seen.  They have two rooms, and profess their love, but do not go further than this.  However when the rumor flies, it results in an altercation between Glen and a young man, who dies after Glen hits him.  Glen is arrested, but later it becomes known that he has a bad heart condition.  They eventually get their focus back, and Glen pursues his original dream.

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