Love Me Tender
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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… More

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"This above-average Western wouldn't be nearly as beloved if it wasn't Elvis Presley's first film."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Elvis' debut in movies, and not a bad production. Set in Civil War with nice title song."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Elvis's debut film and only time billed as a supporting actor."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
" the long run of things, his performance transcends the material."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"one of Elvis' most compelling works, despite a forced, artificial ending."
‑ Blake French,
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