TITLE : Love Me Tender YEAR OF RELEASE : 1956 CLASSIFICATION : PG DIRECTOR : Robert D. Webb STARRING : Elvis Presley, Debra Paget, Richard Egan, Robert Middleton, William Campbell, Neville Brand, Mildred Dunnock, Bruce Bennett, James Drury
Above: Elvis Presley as Clint Reno in his first motion picture "Love Me Tender"
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Love Me Tender [DVD](1956) DVD Elvis Presley makes his feature film debut in this Civil War-era musical drama. The King plays Clint Reno, a Texas man too young to fight in the war. Clint marries his older brother Vance's sweetheart after the family hears reports of his death on the battlefield. When Vance turns out to be alive, his return is fraught with emotional turmoil and complicated further by a missing government payroll stolen by Vance's comrades-in-arms. Songs include "Poor Boy," "We're Gonna Move," and the title tune. Richard Egan, Debra Paget, and Robert Middleton also star. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; photo gallery;
Elvis '56 (1987) [DVD] DVD In 1956, a 21-year-old singer named Elvis Presley was about to make the jump from local singer to a national celebrity. Levon Helm narrates this look at early Elvis, including rare concert footage, some of his first TV appearances, and never before shown backstage scenes. 61 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; scene access. The Fabulous 50s: The Fun And Feel Of America's Dream Decade [DVD] DVD From Ike to Elvis, tailfins to Sputniks, James Dean to Lucy and Ricky, all the memorable stars, newsmakers and fads of the 1950s are back again in this nostalgia-packed documentary. 122 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus footage. 200 Cadillacs [DVD](2002) DVD The generosity of Elvis Presley is explored in a fascinating documentary focusing on the King's penchant for giving away shiny new Cadillacs as gifts. Through interviews with a disparate group of Presley's friends, co-workers and musicians who received the extraordinary presents, a surprising side of the legendary rock 'n' roller is revealed. 63 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Elvis: The Missing Years [DVD](2002) DVD This special collector's package includes a DVD with rare footage of Elvis, documenting important events in his life and his two years of U.S. Army service in Germany. Also includes a 55-minute audio documentary, along with a 32-page color booklet, and a seven-song CD featuring "That's All Right Mama," "Maybellene" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky." 140 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo. Elvis: The Birth Of Rock N' Roll [DVD](2004) DVD The early days of the King of Rock and Roll are explored in this insightful documentary focusing on Elvis' upstart career in 1954-1955. Along with interviews with Presley's guitarist Scotty Moore and other close associates, vintage footage and rare recordings, the program also provides a unique perspective on the life and experiences of the beloved icon. 80 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.