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Love Me Tender (1956)

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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You'll Love Him Tender in the Story He Was Born to Play! See more »

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15 November 1956 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints)| (optical prints)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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In the scene where Cathy Reno is at the window crying, a car can be seen in the background. See more »

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Cathy Reno: [Clint has just been shot after defending Vance... Cathy "Kit" Reno rushes to his side and takes him into her arms] Just lie still.
Clint Reno: [gasping for breath] Kit... where's Vance? I gotta talk to him.
Vance Reno: I'm here, Clint.
Clint Reno: [crying] Vance, I didn't mean it! I swear I didn't mean it...
Vance Reno: [softly] I know you didn't, Clint. You don't have to tell me. Everything's gonna be all right.
Clint Reno: [looks at Kit, then at Vance] Everything's gonna be all right
[last lines... gasps, then dies... Kit weeps]
Clint Reno: .
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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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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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