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At the end of the Civil War, a Confederate team is ordered to rob a Union payroll train but the war ends leaving these men with their Union loot, until the Feds come looking for it.



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Complete credited cast:
Mr. Siringo
Brett Reno
Mike Gavin
Martha Reno
Maj. Kincaid
Ray Reno
Ed Galt
Mr. Kelso
Mr. Davis


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 Pat McCurry <>

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HEAR ELVIS SING . . . "Love Me Tender" "We're Gonna Move" "Poor Boy" "Let Me" See more »


Drama | Romance | Western


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Release Date:

15 November 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Reno Brothers  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints)| (optical prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Penny Stallings' "Flesh and Fantasy", Presley developed a crush on co-star Debra Paget which went unreciprocated because she was seeing Howard Hughes at the time. See more »


When Clint goes outside to check on a noise and finds the other soldiers there, the chambers of his gun are empty. See more »


Vance Reno: 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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Referenced in Pearl Harbor (2001) See more »


Let Me
Written by Elvis Presley and Ken Darby (as Vera Matson)
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Not just another Elvis movie
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a critically acclaimed introductory role for Elvis. This was not one of the more cheesy moneymakers that Col. Tom Parker stuck him with for the remainder of his career (Girl Happy or Blue Hawaii for instance).

Elvis showed great depth as an actor in his role as Clint Reno and also showed the potential to broaden his career from the premier musical superstar of our time into one of the crossover megastars that we see commonly today.

His music is an integral part of the movie but it isn't put on display the way his future movies do. When you watch this film, try to remember he hadn't done any of those 90-minute rock-n-roll videos with the likes of Ann-Margaret and Nancy Sinatra.

LOVE ME TENDER is worth viewing if the viewer is willing to set aside their preconceived expectations of "just another Elvis movie."

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