Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.
When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.
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
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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, whilst in the movie his hair color was closer to blonde. See more »
The Civil War did not end all at once on April 9, 1865. The surrender and ceasefire on that date applied only to General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Virginia theater of operations. The other large Confederate army, General Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee, did not surrender until April 26, and smaller elements of Confederates throughout the country (which were incommunicado, such as the cavalry brigade that the Reno brothers belonged to) continued to fight until the news of Johnston's surrender reached them through the slow communications of the day, well into the summer of 1865. (Whilst that fact would not necessarily prevent the charges of robbery leveled by the Federal Government against the Reno brothers, it would make a compelling legal defense for them.) See more »
"Twentieth Century Fox was uncertain whether to feature Elvis in the film as a singer or as an actor. So they tried to have it both ways."
This movie brings it's highs and lows. A trio of brothers fresh from a raid of a Union payroll find out that the war is over on their way to turn in the money to their General with the unit.Their commander Vance (Richard Egan) decides there is no Confederate Government to turn the cash in to. They split the dough and head home. The plot twists when the Union army decides to come after the former raiders, causing splits among the raiders and increasing the tension between the brothers.
The movie is good, the acting is pretty good and the story moves along well. As far as Elvis goes, this movie proves he can act. Its a shame that we did't see him in later years in more conventional movies such as this one, its a pity Elvis never got that chance.
Good movie! But then anything is good with Elvis in it!
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