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Love Me Tender
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Love Me Tender -- Trailer for this musical classic starring Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender -- This is Elvis' first scene in his first film. Here he welcomes his brothers, thought dead, back from the Civil War
Love Me Tender -- Clint's brothers are back from the war but things have changed.

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Director:
Writers:
Robert Buckner (screenplay)
Maurice Geraghty (story)
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Release Date:
15 November 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
IT'S MR. ROCK N'ROLL...IN THE STORY HE WAS BORN TO PLAY! See more »
Plot:
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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Presley's screen debut solid in undistinguished film See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (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)

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)
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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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints) | Mono (optical prints)

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Trivia:
The footage of Elvis Presley singing "Love Me Tender" at the end was shot after preview audiences reacted badly to his character's fate. This new footage created a continuity error, as Elvis had dyed his hair black by the time of the additional shooting, while in the movie his hair color was closer to blonde.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When the locomotive engineer is ordered to halt his train, he applies an air brake.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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
WE'RE GONNA MOVESee more »

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Presley's screen debut solid in undistinguished film, 6 August 1999
Author: pooch-8 from Fargo, North Dakota

Despite switching the film's title from The Reno Brothers to Love Me Tender in order to capitalize on the young singer's popularity, Elvis still took second billing in his big screen debut, a typical Western that takes place just after the completion of the Civil War. The setting makes for some unintentionally humorous anachronisms, as the spirit of E's musical numbers is far more at home in the 1950s than the 1860s. Love Me Tender's plot sets up a love triangle involving two brothers: Elvis' character Clint Reno (love that name) marries his big brother's sweetheart when the elder sibling fails to return from the war, but brother Vance unexpectedly shows up and naturally is not happy about the state of affairs on the family farm. The rivalry brings about tragic consequences, however, which incited fans enough to bring about a compromise ending cooked up by Twentieth Century-Fox to placate obsessive Elvis devotees.

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