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Love Me Tender (1956)

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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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Mr. Siringo
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Brett Reno
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Mike Gavin
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Martha Reno
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Maj. Kincaid
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Ray Reno
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Ed Galt
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Mr. Kelso
Barry Coe ...
Mr. Davis
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Storyline

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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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 »

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Drama | Romance | Western

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15 November 1956 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

After this film was completed, Elvis Presley was offered the starring role in director Robert D. Webb's next film, The Way to the Gold (1957), but 20th Century-Fox refused to pay the $250,000 plus 50% of the profits that Presley's manager, Tom Parker, had demanded. Fox had offered $150,000 plus 50%. See more »

Goofs

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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Poor Boy
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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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