Love Me Tender

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Robert D. Webb
Production: Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

If you've got one left to go to.

Now that the brigade's scattered,

how we gonna find the general?

- That's just it. We can't.

- We gotta try, Vance.

- Why?

- Why?

To give him the money, of course.

I don't know.

The surrender changes everything.

We gotta talk it over.

We can't take this money, Vance.

It don't rightly belong to us.

Then tell us who it does rightly belong to.

Well, it belongs to the Confederate

government, I suppose.

Confederate government? There ain't

no more Confederate government.

- It's finished.

- That's the truth, Brett.

They'll probably hang Jeff Davis

and throw all the others in prison.

Well, then it must still be Federal property.

You mean we ought to give it back

to them? Like thunderation we will.

I got a minnie ball in my leg

that's gotta be paid for.

Your own brother nearly died

of gangrene in a Yankee prison.

- Ain't that worth nothing to you?

- Listen.

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.

It's ours. You don't have to take

your share, if it sticks in your craw.

How do you feel about this, Ray?

What Vance says makes sense to me.

If we got a right to it,

we'd be plumb fools not to take it.

So it's settled. I got it all figured out.

We got $1750 apiece coming to us.

Wait till I get back to Georgia with this.

I'm gonna buy me a hog and

a dog and a rocking chair.

And we all three just gonna

sit there and scratch.


Not us. We're gonna fix us up

the best farm in east Texas, huh?

You bet. But first,

I'm gonna get married.

Cathy's been waiting four years.

It seems more like 40 to me.

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Robert Buckner

Robert Buckner (May 28, 1906 – August, 1989) was an American film screenwriter, producer and short story writer. more…

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