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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 »



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Complete credited cast:
Richard Egan ...
Robert Middleton ...
Mr. Siringo
Brett Reno
Mike Gavin
Martha Reno
Maj. Kincaid
Ray Reno
Russ Conway ...
Ed Galt
Mr. Kelso
Barry Coe ...
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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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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Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The part of "Clint Reno" was originally offered to 20th Century-Fox contract players Robert Wagner and Jeffrey Hunter and also Cameron Mitchell before Elvis Presley got it. He wasn't a Fox contract player but was under contract to independent producer Hal B. Wallis, who loaned him to Fox for this picture. See more »


A Confederate soldier zips up the pants that were taken off Northern soldiers, before zippers were invented. See more »


Clint Reno: [In a rage] Go on, say it Cathy! Say you don't love him. You can't, can you? You think I couldn't feel it? With you lying awake beside me every night? Wishing I was Vance! Wishing you'd waited for him and never married me!
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Love Me Tender
Written by Elvis Presley and Ken Darby (as Vera Matson)
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Hey, there is Elvis too
25 March 2008 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

If you want to avoid the low-quality movies that Elvis unfortunately made during the 1960's you can still watch this piece. That the "King" is not in the main role gives the film more credibility and you can really say that Love Me Tender is a good movie. With Elvis only as a troubadour works fine and the film remains a proper western too.

Perhaps there has been better westerns too but the storyline in this one is enough interesting: a man returns from the American Civil War and finds his wife at home married to another man. With this marital mess and some other problems being solved Elvis drops in and offers some fresh music, or the music that was still fresh when the movie was being made. It is anyway relaxing to see the "King" in a most unspoiled context.

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