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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, 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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Although originally slated to be an inexpensive "B" picture, it was upgraded to an "A" feature with a $1-million budget when Elvis Presley was signed to star. See more »
A Confederate soldier zips up the pants that were taken off Northern soldiers, before zippers were invented. See more »
[Clint has just been shot after defending Vance... Cathy "Kit" Reno rushes to his side and takes him into her arms]
Just lie still.
[gasping for breath]
Kit... where's Vance? I gotta talk to him.
I'm here, Clint.
Vance, I didn't mean it! I swear I didn't mean it...
I know you didn't, Clint. You don't have to tell me. Everything's gonna be all right.
[looks at Kit, then at Vance]
Everything's gonna be all right
[last lines... gasps, then dies... Kit weeps]
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Though this is the one film that Elvis didn't receive top billing for, his tremendous singing and acting ability go a long way toward making it a lot of fun to watch. He shows us here that he was a terrific actor as well as a gifted singer. The story starts off a little slow but hits the mark after the first ten to fifteen minutes and leads to a well crafted climax. Worth watching for any Elvis fan.
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