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Flaming Star (1960)

 -  Western  -  20 December 1960 (USA)
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Sam Burton's second wife Neddy is Indian, their son Pacer a half-breed. As struggle starts between the whites and the Kiowas, the Burton family is split between loyalties. Neddy and Sam are... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pacer Burton
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Roslyn Pierce
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Neddy Burton (as Dolores Del Rio)
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Sam 'Pa' Burton
Rodolfo Acosta ...
Buffalo Horn (as Rudolph Acosta)
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Dred Pierce
Ford Rainey ...
Doc Phillips
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Angus Pierce
Anne Benton ...
Dorothy Howard
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Tom Howard
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Will Howard
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Jute
Marian Goldina ...
Ph'sha Knay
Monte Burkhart ...
Ben Ford
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Sam Burton's second wife Neddy is Indian, their son Pacer a half-breed. As struggle starts between the whites and the Kiowas, the Burton family is split between loyalties. Neddy and Sam are killed; Pacer sides with the Indians, his half-brother Clint with the whites. Written by Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>

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CHOOSE!... Between your white father and your Kiowa mother !

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Western

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Release Date:

20 December 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Heart  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In June 1960 The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the studio had opened negotiations with Michael Curtiz to direct the film after Nunnally Johnson was no longer the director. Curtiz had directed Elvis Presley in King Creole (1958) and was originally set to direct him again in G.I. Blues (1960). See more »

Quotes

Pacer Burton: [Pacer, mortally wounded, visits his brother for the last time] Don't come no closer. I just want to make sure you're all right. Don't try to help me, Clint. I've been killed already... Stubborn about dying.
Clint Burton: Let me get the Doc!
Pacer Burton: Too late. Too late. The only thing to do now is to die.
Clint Burton: Pacer, for God's sake.
Pacer Burton: You live for me, Clint. Maybe some day... somewhere people will understand... folks like us.
Clint Burton: Oh, you'll be all right.
Pacer Burton: Unh-uh. When I was fighting off the other Kiowas... I saw the... flaming ...
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Flaming Star
Written by Sherman Edwards and Sid Wayne
Performed by Elvis Presley
Vocal Accompaniment by The Jordanaires
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Clair Huffaker's screenplay from his novel"Flaming Lance".
5 October 1999 | by (rancho santa fe, california) – See all my reviews

Clair Huffaker was a master story teller. His westerns are still read by true western aficionados. "Flaming Star" was Elvis's opportunity to act and to prove to the world that he could. Unfortunately the Colonel didn't want the world to know. This is one of Hollywood's best kept secrets. Maybe the fact that Elvis knew that he had actual talent for acting broke his heart, and those stupid Hall Wallis "sillies" must have driven Elvis crazy! Huffaker writes a good story of an interracial family harassed by prejudice and bigotry of the small western town. It is the struggle of two brothers in love with the same woman. It shows the love of a husband to his Indian wife. This film has enduring story.


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