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Love Me Tender (1956)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 15 November 1956 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Robert D. Webb

Writers:

Robert Buckner (screenplay), Maurice Geraghty (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
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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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IT'S MR. ROCK N'ROLL...IN THE STORY HE WAS BORN TO PLAY! See more »


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Trivia

Of all the movies starring Elvis Presley, this is the only one in which he didn't get top billing. He was billed third, after Richard Egan and Debra Paget. See more »

Goofs

When Clint goes outside to check on a noise and finds the other soldiers there, the chambers of his gun are empty. 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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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: April 10, 1865 See more »

Alternate Versions

Coloured version was released in early 1990's unofficially. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Gonna Move
by Elvis Presley and Ken Darby (as Vera Matson)
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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Presley's screen debut solid in undistinguished film
6 August 1999 | by pooch-8See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Reno Brothers See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints)| Mono (optical prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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