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

And now, instead of going back

to her empty-handed, I got this money.



Look at them. All brave and sassy

now that they licked us.

Not us, Mike. Maybe the South is licked

but not us.

Still, it's smarter if we

split up here and now.

- So long, Mike.

- So long, Vance.

Whenever you get to Texas,

you know where to find me.

I ain't ever gonna leave that rocking chair.

- Goodbye, Brett. Lots of luck.

- Thank you.

- Goodbye.


Tucker. Vance.

You're new around here.

What happened to McComb?

He joined the Army. I'm minding the

store until he gets back. If he's still alive.

Vance, how you think Ma

would like this bonnet?

Oh, fine. That's pretty.

See if they have a fancy one

with lace and long pink ribbons

on it for Cathy.

No, that's the only one I got left.

Anyhow, who feels free nowadays?

He does! He's going home to get married.


That's if we clean him up enough

so his sweetheart'll recognize him.

Don't worry. Cathy would

know me a mile away.

Sure wish I could take her a real nice

present like a gold ring or a bracelet.

Sorry. But that's all the female

finery I got left, mister.

Except this here bustle, which

I've been using for a mousetrap.

- And give us that too.

- Hey, Vance.

Now this is fit and proper for a bridegroom.

- And it's just your size too.

- Say, this feels like real broadcloth.

Sure is, mister. Probably the

last good suit left in the state.

How much you want?

Well, with the pants, that'll cost you $14.

And I'll throw in a pair of galluses free.

- I'll take it.

- I mean hard money.

No Confederate shinplasters.

This look hard enough for you?

A $20 Federal bill. I ain't

even seen one of these since '63:

- Does that cover what we owe you?

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

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