Love Me Tender is a black-and-white CinemaScope motion picture directed by
Robert D. Webb, and released by 20th Century Fox on November 15, 1956.The
film, named after the song, stars Richard Egan, Debra Paget, and introduces
Elvis Presley in his first theatrical release. It is in the Western genre with
musical numbers. The film was originally to be titled The Reno Brothers,
but when advanced sales of Presley’s "Love Me Tender" single passed
one million, a first for a single, the film title was changed to match. Despite
critical reaction, it takes in nearly $4 million in just two months.