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Love Me Tender

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Love Me Tender (1956)

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HEAR ELVIS SING . . . "Love Me Tender" "We're Gonna Move" "Poor Boy" "Let Me"

MR. ROCK 'N' ROLL! He's a singin' man...a fightin' man...a lovin' man---in the story he was born to play!

You'll Love Him Tender in the Story He Was Born to Play!

Elvis Presley made his motion picture debut in the Civil War drama Love Me Tender. Elvis, however, is not the star of the proceedings: that honor goes jointly to Richard Egan and Debra Paget. The story concerns three brothers--Egan, William Campbell and James Drury--who steal a Union payroll on behalf of the Confederacy, only to discover that the war is over and that they're now technically outlaws. Rather than return the money, the brothers divvy it up amongst themselves. Upon returning home, Egan discovers that his sweetheart (Debra Paget) has married Elvis, his youngest brother. Since Love Me Tender has been played incessantly on TV since the early 1960s, it is giving away nothing to reveal that the film is one of two in which Elvis Presley's character dies at the end. Naturally, Elvis is afforded plenty of opportunities to sing: the scene in which he launches into an anachronistic hip-swivelling performance at a county fair is one of the high points of mid-1950s kitsch.

{{Infobox film | name Love Me Tender | imageė = Love me tender producer = David Weisbart | director = Robert D. Webb
Stanley Hough (ass't) | story = Maurice Geraghty | screenplay = Robert Buckner | starring = Richard Egan
Debra Paget
Elvis Presley | music = Lionel Newman | cinematography = Leo Tover | editing = Hugh S. Fowler | distributor = 20th Century Fox
| released =
November 15, 1956
| runtime = 89 minutes | country = United States | language = English | budget = $1,250,000[1] | gross = $4.5 million (US rentals)[2] Love Me Tender is a 1956 American black-and-white CinemaScope motion picture directed by Robert D. Webb, and released by 20th Century Fox on November 15, 1956.[3] The film, named after the song, stars Richard Egan, Debra Paget,and finally Elvis Presley in his acting debut. It is in the Western genre with musical numbers. As Presley's movie debut, it was the only time in his acting career that he did not receive top billing.[4] Love Me Tender was originally to be titled The Reno Brothers, but when advanced sales of Presley's "Love Me Tender" single passed one million—a first for a single—the film title was changed to match

Release Date: November 16, 1956

Distrib: 20th Century Fox

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