"Love Me Tender" (1956) Cast: Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Neville Brand, Mildred Dunnock Elvis's character: Clint Reno Top 40 songs in the film: "Love Me Tender" (No. 1); "Poor Boy" (No. 24) About the film: In his screen debut, Elvis sings only four songs and dies in the end. The Western's location is Texas after the Civil War. The sons in this Southern family have conflicting politics, and Elvis and one of his brothers are in love with the same woman (Debra Paget).