Love Me Tender

  |  295 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Elvis Presley triple bill. Presley made his acting debut in 'Love Me Tender' (1956), starring as a young Texan farmer who, upon hearing of his older brother's (Richard Egan) death in the Civil War, marries his sweetheart (Debra Paget). When the older brother returns from the war alive and well, a bitter feud between the siblings begins. In 'The Flaming Star' (1960) Presley stars as the son of a white rancher (John McIntire) and a Kiowa Indian (Dolores del Rio), who finds himself caught between the settlers and the Kiowas when his mother's people go on the warpath. Attempting to act as peacemaker, he becomes embroiled in the violence. In 'Wild in the Country' (1961) Presley stars as country delinquent Glenn Tyler, who is paroled into his uncle's care on the condition that he pays weekly visits to widowed psychiatrist Irene Sperry (Hope Lange). She discovers that Glenn is a talented writer, and encourages him to attend college. Meanwhile, Glenn is simultaneously dating the pushy Noreen (Tuesday Weld) and the more reserved Betty Lee Parsons (Millie Perkins).