Love Me Tender (1956)
Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 5
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1956 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 8,480
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,
Jan 1, 1956 Wide
Aug 13, 2002
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Paul E. Burns
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This above-average Western wouldn't be nearly as beloved if it wasn't Elvis Presley's first film.
one of Elvis' most compelling works, despite a forced, artificial ending.
Elvis' debut in movies, and not a bad production. Set in Civil War with nice title song.
...in the long run of things, his performance transcends the material.
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