Love Me Tender (1956)

When he first met his future manager, , he expressed an interest in the movies and his desire to be an actor. Actually he plays an acting part in a legitimate story and he does it very well. Presley attended a private screening of the film on November 20 at Loew's State Theater in prior to its national release. The contract was finalized on April 25, and also stipulated that Presley was free to make at least one picture a year for other studios. This was the only time that Presley played a historical figure. The moment Presley's casting was announced, Fox was deluged with queries about the film from Presley's fans. The Confederates come to a decision to keep the money as spoils of war, an issue that will come back into the plot after the Reno brothers return home. Los Angeles Times 4 Nov 1956: F2. Attempting to reach a compromise between the death and pleasing his fans, Presley filmed an extra scene and recorded an extra verse to the title track to be played over the end credits. New York Times 17 Aug 1956: 14. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. These are folk tunes or hoedowns that - except for the title piece, a ballad - have Elvis' rhythms. Within weeks it had recouped the costs of the negatives, and despite being released in November, the film finished 1956 as the 23rd highest-grossing film of the year. In August 1956, Richard Egan signed to play the lead. This was another kind of career for him. The film was not put into production immediately. In little more than a month Presley had recorded all the songs for the film and had finished filming his scenes. In the 21st century, she was the talented leader of the hidden family clan, once she crossed over, she became the number one waste? During this private screening Presley's mother, Gladys, cried at the death of her son's character at the end, leading Presley to insist that his characters would never die on screen again. Wallis, who had produced classics such as , , and , had promised Presley that he would look for dramatic roles to let the singer take his acting career seriously. It sold one million copies pre ordered and ultimately ended up selling two million copies. Los Angeles Times 23 Aug 1956: B9. Filming of the movie's climactic sequence, including the death scene for Presley's character, took place at the Bell Moving Picture Ranch in the west of the on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Debra Paget was also signed before Presley. After four years of war, the brothers return home and find that Vance's former girlfriend Cathy has married Clint. According to Presley's then girlfriend, June Juanico, he was reluctant to take the role after realizing that his character died at the end, but he was persuaded to do it after she told him that the characters audiences were most likely to remember were the ones who had a tragic fate. As Presley's movie debut, it was the only time in his acting career that he did not receive top billing. Darby, in fact, wrote all of the soundtrack songs, but credited them to his wife, Vera Matson, while Parker cut his publishing company, Hill and Range, in on the royalties by further crediting the writing to Presley as well. On April 2, Wallis offered Presley a contract for one motion picture, with options on six more. Fox bought the screen rights in August 1952 and assigned to produce. Presley screen-tested for on March 26, 1956 at. Title Recording date Length 1. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series. The film reaches its tragic climax with Clint's death during a final shootout. The film, named after , stars , , and in his acting debut. The sessions for these songs were the only time in the decade that Presley recorded with musicians outside his regular coterie. He was co operative with us, never late, and very serious about acting. However, Parker had a plan to cross-promote Presley's films with his music and this led to soundtracks being as important, if not more important, than the scripts. In the end, the money is returned, the Reno brothers are released, and the other three ex-Confederates are arrested. This lady here can just throw you into the skies and let you be closer to the sun. Honor prevails for Vance, but jealousy turns Clint into an irrationally thinking rival for the love of the heroine. He also insisted that he would not like to sing in any of his movies because he wished to be taken seriously as a film star. With a red fan in hand to blow the world into a whirl of chaos, carving a name for herself under the skies. It was decided to expand his part and give him some songs to sing. On 2 September, Fox announced the film's title would be changed from The Reno Brothers to Love Me Tender. William Campbell played another brother. By August 17 Fox announced the four brothers would be played by James Drury, Cameron Mitchell, Presley and Egan. Also part of the disc are original trailers for Love Me Tender, and. The title song was released as a on September 28, 1956, and went to 1 on the. Instead of a full , for Love Me Tender the four songs appearing in the film were released as an or E. S'help me the boy's real good, even when he isn't singing. Lewis had just separated from his comedy partner after a successful run of seventeen movies together, but again the idea was shelved. Another possible idea that Wallis mulled over was to pair Presley with. The subplot of unresolved passion carries the film; it is made clear from the outset upon the Reno brothers' return home that Cathy still loves Vance, although she is true to the younger Clint. He had worked as a cinema usher in his youth and would often watch his screen idols , , and during shifts, studying their acting and learning lines from their movies. A somewhat more realistic film telling the story of the Reno Brothers, starring , had been released by in 1955. The disc contains the movie in its original widescreen letterbox format, plus audio commentary by noted Elvis historian, and member, Jerry Schilling. On April 10, Presley confidently announced during a radio interview that his debut feature would be The Rainmaker with and. The film was eventually made in 1960 with in the lead role. Los Angeles Times 16 Aug 1956: B8. The family is mistakenly informed that eldest brother Vance has been killed on the battlefield. Parker would very seldom deviate from this formula for the remainder of Presley's film career. Robert Buckner wrote a script and David Weisbart became a producer with to direct. Los Angeles Times 1923-1995 ; Los Angeles, Calif. It was simultaneously certified Gold and Platinum by the on March 27, 1992. He sings but the script is so constructed that the situations are logical. Los Angeles Times 17 Aug 1956: 23. The test lasted three days and included Presley performing two scenes from , and lip-syncing to Blue Suede Shoes. With his long brown hair and sideburns he looks legitimate too in terms of the period. Down at the End of Lonely Street: Life and Death of Elvis Presley. The youngest Reno brother is laid to rest at the family farm. A conflict of interest ensues when Vance tries to return the money against the wishes of some of his fellow Confederates, all of whom are being sought by the U. It was featured in a slipcase, and included a set of 4 reproductions.。

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