Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wild in the Country (1961)

Notes: 5/3/11
Elvis movies usually rely on great music or a seasoned cast to be watchable.
Lots of ladies! Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, and Millie Perkins.
Elvis offers a good performance. He was a good actor, as well as singer.
Certainly a good showcase for Tuesday Weld. Hope Lange was very pretty.
The ladies and Elvis each get a curtain call at the end.

Review: C+
Elvis gets to show off his fine dramatic acting as a troubled man who must undergo counseling as a parole requirement. Hope Lange plays the counselor who encourages Elvis to explore his literary talents. Tuesday Weld and Millie Perkins are local girls who attract (and distract) his attention. The cast is memorable, but the movie is not, despite a saucy showcase for Weld and a surprisingly complicated role for Elvis.

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