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Love Me Tender -- Elvis Presley made his film debut in this tale of three brothers who, while serving in the Confederate Army, steal a Union Army payroll.
Love Me Tender -- Trailer for this musical classic starring Elvis Presley


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Robert Buckner (screenplay)
Maurice Geraghty (story)
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Release Date:
15 November 1956 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Egan ... Vance Reno

Debra Paget ... Cathy Reno

Elvis Presley ... Clint Reno
Robert Middleton ... Mr. Siringo

William Campbell ... Brett Reno

Neville Brand ... Mike Gavin

Mildred Dunnock ... Martha Reno

Bruce Bennett ... Maj. Kincaid

James Drury ... Ray Reno
Russ Conway ... Ed Galt

Ken Clark ... Mr. Kelso
Barry Coe ... Mr. Davis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Train Engineer (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Jethro (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Steve Darrell ... Train Conductor #2 (uncredited)
Joe Di Reda ... Confederate Soldier (uncredited)
Tom Greenway ... Union Captain / Paymaster (uncredited)
Frank Griffin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Dorothy Hack ... Minor Role (uncredited)

William Hoehne Jr. ... Jones Union Sargent train station (uncredited)

L.Q. Jones ... Pardee Fleming (uncredited)
Jay Jostyn ... Maj. Harris (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Edward Mundy ... Auctioneer (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... Station Agent (uncredited)

Dick Sargent ... Confederate Soldier (uncredited)
Jerry Sheldon ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
James Stone ... Storekeeper (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert D. Webb 
Writing credits
Robert Buckner (screenplay)

Maurice Geraghty (story)

Produced by
David Weisbart .... producer
Original Music by
Lionel Newman 
Cinematography by
Leo Tover (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hugh S. Fowler 
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Fay Babcock 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Mary Wills 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Hough .... assistant director
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Brad Harris .... stunts (rumored)
Martha Crawford .... stunt double: Debra Paget (uncredited)
John Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank J. Calabria .... additional photographer: New York (uncredited)
Owen Marsh .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... executive wardrobe designer (as Charles LeMaire)
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gregory Creaser .... digital restoration colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Ken Darby .... vocal supervisor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Hank Garland .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Earle Hagen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Leigh Harline .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Tom Parker .... technical advisor (as Colonel Tom Parker)
Ben Wright .... dialogue director (uncredited)
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Also Known As:
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints) | Mono (optical prints)

Did You Know?

According to Penny Stallings' "Flesh and Fantasy", Presley developed a crush on co-star Debra Paget which went unreciprocated because she was seeing Howard Hughes at the time.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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!See more »
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Good beginning to Elvis Presley's film career, 9 January 2002
Author: Jerry Ables from Tennessee

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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