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Flaming Star (1960)

Approved  |   |  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
Miriam Goldina ...
Ph'sha Knay (as Marian Goldina)
Monte Burkhart ...
Ben Ford
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Storyline

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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20 December 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Heart  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In May 1958 The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Nunnally Johnson had been slated to write, direct and produce the film. During the same month, Daily Variety wrote that Johnson wanted Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra to play the brothers. Eventually Johnson only worked as a writer on the film. See more »

Quotes

Sam 'Pa' Burton: [at Neddy Burton's funeral] One thing from the bible she liked. "And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living." To me, Neddy, you were the mother of all living. You were life itself. God... just one thing... take care of this woman. Amen.
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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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