Certain music gains a special currency among the combatants - and so it was with this conflict. Ray Willis Dick Foran as Joe Leeds Robert Griffin as Lou Kazarian Lamont Johnson as Carl Holt Angela Lansbury as Myra Leeds Bud Osborne as Jury Member Denver Pyle as Lieut. Unaware that the Confederacy has disbanded, the rebels, led by Vance Reno, ride to deliver the money to Gen. The song was also known later as The Violet and The Girl With the Golden Hair. With the royalties from these successes, Elvis bought a roomy house in Audubon Drive, Memphis and, having reached impressive heights in recording and television studios, started to cast his eye on a possible movie career. When Jethro tells Cathy that Vance is hiding in his cabin, Cathy hurries to warn him that the major has ordered him shot on sight. When Vance relates Siringo's offer to Gavin and the others, they refuse to turn over their share of the money, prompting Vance to pull his gun and demand its return.
Rather than return the money, the brothers divvy it up amongst themselves. Lee has surrendered and so decide to split the cash among themselves. Only a year later, Poulton's melody was to be launched to a much wider international audience. When the three brothers reach home, they face several unexpected changes that propel the rest of the film. 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. Music is often part of war.
Goaded by Gavin, Clint levels his gun at Vance and shoots him. At the farm, the brothers are greeted by their mother, Cathy and Clint, their youngest sibling. To complicate things, the U. Ruggedly handsome Eagen is a strong lead as the eldest brother, and the story holds viewers' attention, as does solid acting from veteran actress Dunnock as the boys's mother. Kincaid, Marshal Ed Galt and Siringo, a Pinkerton detective, arrive to question the brothers about the robbery. Siringo Frank Mills as Train Passenger Edward Mundy as Auctioneer Debra Paget as Cathy Reno Elvis Presley as Clint Reno Dick Sargent as Confederate Soldier Jerry Sheldon as Train Conductor James Stone as Storekeeper The cast of Please Murder Me - 1956 includes: Madge Blake as Jenny the Maid Raymond Burr as Attorney Craig Carlson John Dehner as Dist.
Elvis really did seem like the clueless little brother. Just as Siringo and his men arrive, Gavin guns down Clint. The disc contains the movie in its original widescreen letterbox format, plus audio commentary by noted Elvis historian, and member, Jerry Schilling. Elvis Presley's first screen appearance turned what would have been a routine western into one of Fox's biggest box-office successes. These are folk tunes or hoedowns that - except for the title piece, a ballad - have Elvis' rhythms. The film, named after the song, stars , , and in his acting debut.
Bradley Alex Sharp as Sgt. He delivers the rock songs with his trademark hip swiveling, which sent audiences wild on the Ed Sullivan show, but might have merited strong disapproval from Ante-Bellum Southerners. An entertainment phenomenon called Elvis Presley had caused musical hysteria with his recording of Blue Suede Shoes - a hysteria that gained momentum through Heartbreak Hotel, then Hound Dog. It is believed that Darby himself was responsible for the revised lyrics, but he gave the credits to his wife Vera Matson - and Presley. The youngest Reno brother is laid to rest at the family farm.
They settled in Lansburgh, New York, where young George learnt violin and piano, and hoped to move into conducting. Four of the Reno brothers were Confederate soldiers, who, on the day after Lee's surrender, steal the Union payroll from a military train. By August 17 Fox announced the four brothers would be played by James Drury, Cameron Mitchell, Presley and Egan. The story takes place near the end of the Civil War, with Presley playing Clint, the youngest of four brothers and the only one who has not gone to war. The family is mistakenly informed that eldest brother Vance has been killed on the battlefield.
On April 2, Wallis offered Presley a contract for one motion picture, with options on six more. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images. Only the title tune, beautifully sung to Clint's mother and wife on the family porch, arguably fits into the film. Both brothers eventually discover that the firm ties of family can be tested, if not cut, by the raging emotions of love. Vance is involved in a train robbery, while a Confederate soldier, of Federal Government money.
Down at the End of Lonely Street: Life and Death of Elvis Presley. Not that the film lacks merit. With his long brown hair and sideburns he looks legitimate too in terms of the period. The image of the lovely girl was even added to another war song, The Yellow Rose of Texas: Talk about your Clementine Or sing of Aura Lee. Brett and Vance then proceed to the cave, where Vance tries to reason with Clint. As Presley's movie debut, it was the only time in his acting career that he did not receive top billing.
Believing that his brothers have been framed, Clint joins Gavin and the others in an attempt to free them. 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. After Presley, other artists stepped up to the recording mic with Love Me Tender: Connie Francis, the Platters, Tony Bennett, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Engelbert Humperdinck, Paul Anka, Ray Conniff, the Lettermen, Linda Ronstadt, even Frank Sinatra. After Brett sends Cathy home, Gavin convinces Clint that she is riding to meet Vance and the two ride to the cave, seeking revenge. But because the Civil War officially ended the day before, their theft was not a legitimate act of war. It was difficult, however, to escape the shadow cast by Presley's intimate and huskily crooned performance.