This is a wonderful, beautiful and very touching film. Why Elvis was not given more films like these, astounds me, as had he been given more films of this kind of nature, he certainly would have excelled in acting and films.
This is a very sad film of a misunderstood teenager, who is very sophisticated, loves reading and recalls how life has abandoned him since the death of his screen mother, at the age of nine. He tells a psychiatrist his emotions, whilst living with his Mother's cousin. His Uncle has another motive for taking in Elvis, which is to marry his unmarried single mother daughter. However Elvis is not too keen.
His long time sweetheart's father taunts him constantly, and you just can't help feeling for his character. Elvis portrays his anguish and heartache with such emotion, that soon enough you forget who is playing the character, and are totally drawn to what happens next...
A brilliant film, with brilliant acting. Bravo Elvis!