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Flaming Star (1960)

Approved | | Western | 20 December 1960 (USA)
When fighting breaks out between two cultures in West Texas, the mixed-blood Pacer tries to act as a peacemaker, but the "flaming star of death" pulls him irrevocably into the deadly violence.

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Neddy Burton (as Dolores Del Rio)
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Buffalo Horn (as Rudolph Acosta)
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Doc Phillips
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Dorothy Howard
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Will Howard
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Ph'sha Knay (as Marian Goldina)
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Storyline

West Texas in the years after the Civil War is an uneasy meeting ground of two cultures, one white. The other native American. Elvis portrays Pacer Burton. The son of a white rancher (John McIntire) and his beautiful Kiowa Indian wife (Dolores DelRio). When fighting breaks out between the settlers and natives, Pacer tries to act as a peace maker, but the "flaming star of death" pulls him irrevocably into the deadly violence.

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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$900, 29 December 1961
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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 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 »

Goofs

When Sam Burton is hit deadly by three Indian arrows in his back, the Indian Warrior who shot the last arrow into his victim approaches the dying man in order to take his scalp. Sam lies with the front of his body to the ground the three arrows protruding out of his back. The Indian reaches Sam, turns him around and is shot by Sam who uses his last vitality strength to kill his murderer: to achieve this goal he has to lift his right arm to fire his colt on the Indian Brave thereby revealing that the three arrows that had been sticking in his back one second before are gone! They are not broken but still sticking in his body as would be the case in real life, no, they have dissolved into nothingness. See more »

Quotes

Clint Burton: If shooting starts I'll live long enough to kill you.
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Soundtracks

Flaming Star
Written by Sherman Edwards and Sid Wayne
Performed by Elvis Presley
Vocal Accompaniment by The Jordanaires
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Actually..
18 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the King's best flix, his best performance surely. It was nice to see him play a taciturn guy but be believable, the surrounding cast-from LQ Jones to Jeanie there to Del Rio to John McIntire-were all pros, plus Don Seigel's record(Dirty Harry, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, etc.) speaks for itself.

Elvis, in Walter Matthau's opinion(co-starred with Elvis in 'King Creole')had some talent and could have become a decent actor if he'd stuck to things like this.

By all means, give it a look, its worth watching-Elvis gives it his best and it's a solid flick all around.

*** outta ****


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