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Love Me Tender (1956)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Vance Reno
... Cathy Reno
... Clint Reno
... Mr. Siringo
... Brett Reno
... Mike Gavin
... Martha Reno
... Maj. Kincaid
... Ray Reno
... Ed Galt
... Mr. Kelso
... 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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Drama | Romance | Western

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15 November 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Reno Brothers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,500,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,000,000
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(Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints)| (optical prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elvis Presley's real-life back-up musicians Scotty Moore, Bill Black and D.J. Fontana were not allowed to play the roles of the band in the movie because according to the casting director they didn't look like country musicians. See more »

Goofs

A Confederate soldier zips up the pants that were taken off Northern soldiers, before zippers were invented. See more »

Quotes

Vance Reno: Listen, Brett, we didn't steal this money. We took it in battle, fair and square. It's what they call "spoils of war", like capturing a horse or anything else. We didn't know the war was over, and neither did the Federals. So it's still prize money.
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Opening credits prologue: April 10, 1865 See more »

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Referenced in Elvis Presley: Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 3 (2007) See more »

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Let Me
by Elvis Presley and Ken Darby (as Vera Matson)
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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Not just another Elvis movie
8 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was a critically acclaimed introductory role for Elvis. This was not one of the more cheesy moneymakers that Col. Tom Parker stuck him with for the remainder of his career (Girl Happy or Blue Hawaii for instance).

Elvis showed great depth as an actor in his role as Clint Reno and also showed the potential to broaden his career from the premier musical superstar of our time into one of the crossover megastars that we see commonly today.

His music is an integral part of the movie but it isn't put on display the way his future movies do. When you watch this film, try to remember he hadn't done any of those 90-minute rock-n-roll videos with the likes of Ann-Margaret and Nancy Sinatra.

LOVE ME TENDER is worth viewing if the viewer is willing to set aside their preconceived expectations of "just another Elvis movie."


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