Elvis plays Clint Reno, one of the Reno brothers who stayed home while his brother went to fight in the Civil War for the Confederate army. When his brother Vance comes back from the war, ... See full summary »
Elvis plays Clint Reno, one of the Reno brothers who stayed home while his brother went to fight in the Civil War for the Confederate army. When his brother Vance comes back from the war, he finds that his old girlfriend Cathy has married Clint. The family has to struggle to reach stability with this issue. Vance is involved in a train robbery, while a Confederate soldier, of Federal Government money. There is a conflict of interest, when Vance tries to return the money, against the wishes of some of his fellow Confederates. Written by
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Elvis Presley is credited as co-writer of the film's four songs, but in fact had little to do with writing them; it was just for purposes of royalties. Elvis did reveal at a 1968 press conference , when asked about his " lack of songwriting, in general" that he did contribute one line of lyrics to the title song, "Love Me Tender". See more »
Elvis takes his hands off his guitar during "We're Gonna Move", but the sound of the guitar can still be heard. See more »
Listen, Brett, we didn't steal this money. We took it in battle, fair and square. It's what they call "spoils of war", like capturing a horse or anything else. We didn't know the war was over, and neither did the Federals. So it's still prize money.
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This was Elvis Presley first movie and although he never had acting lessons he is extremely well at his work. He is not great at the start but as the movie progresses his character gets tougher and so does Elvis' acting. Presley may be only third billed but he was the one put on the cover plus it was him that got people into the movies to see it and as it was the most successful film of 1956 it is worth a good few glances. It has some bad songs but not to many as the title song was a huge success. The story-line is also very good and one of the better Presley pictures.
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