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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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MR. ROCK 'N' ROLL! He's a singin' man...a fightin' man...a lovin' man---in the story he was born to play! 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?


Of all the movies starring Elvis Presley, this is the only one in which he didn't get top billing. He was billed third, after Richard Egan and Debra Paget. 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 »


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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Featured in This Is Elvis (1981) See more »


We're Gonna Move
Written by Elvis Presley and Ken Darby (as Vera Matson)
Performed by Elvis Presley
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A Solid Western Drama Brings Elvis to the Screen......
1 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Love Me Tender" was filmed as "The Reno Brothers" and was a solid western drama concerning a train robbery by Confederates before word got around that the war was over. At issue is the cash from a Union payroll. The film was well written and the acting was universally solid. This was Richard Egan's and Debra Paget's movie; with Elvis Presley in a supporting role as Egan's hot headed kid brother.

Therein lies the only fault with this picture. The lines of moviegoers stretched around Loew's huge and beautiful (3485 seat) Capitol Theater were wanting more of Elvis -- the nation's biggest star -- than the 4 songs in this movie. The assignment for Elvis was to play Egan's younger and immature kid brother, so (guess what?) Elvis comes across as young and immature. In 1956 he was faulted for bad acting, which was a bum rap.

Any Civil War movie benefits from being told from the Confederate side, as we were the good guys and the best fighters. With 2 to 1 odds in numbers, we took down 2 blue-bellies for every johnny-reb that fought. Sixty-five percent of the Civil War casualties were Union. But anyway "Love Me Tender" isn't so much a Civil War movie as a post Civil War movie. Just don't get me started about Yankees, that's all.

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