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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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 <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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

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15 November 1956 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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

Quotes

Martha Reno: Clint thinks the sun rises and sets in you.
Vance Reno: I know, Ma. That's just why I'm going.
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Referenced in Elvis Presley: Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 3 (2007) See more »

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Poor Boy
Written by Elvis Presley and Ken Darby (as Vera Matson)
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Mediocre Debut for The King
28 January 2014 | by (Oakland, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Elvis' screen debut and he is not great... but the movie itself ain't too bad, except the huge error in geography -- this is a western portrayed with mountains and mountainous desert landscapes... but it takes place in Louisiana. Ummm, Mr. Director, ever been to Louisiana?! You could simply have looked in an encyclopedia at the time to see that Louisiana has NO terrain of the nature you chose to film around. NONE. Very bad. In any case, it sure was strange to see Elvis shaking' and twistin' in "1865." He had four songs and three were rockin' numbers, two with women swooning at him -- so out of place for this time period. His acting was stiff at times and so very plain. Really an amateur. But a decent western otherwise

--The Kat Pirate Screener


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