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Flaming Star -- Elvis Presley is Pacer, a half-breed who is forced to choose sides when conflict starts between the whites and the Kiowas.

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Director:
Writers:
Clair Huffaker (screenplay) and
Nunnally Johnson (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 December 1960 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
CHOOSE!... Between your white father and your Kiowa mother !
Plot:
West Texas in the years after the Civil War is an uneasy meeting ground of two cultures, one white. The other native American... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Elvis's best film. See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Pacer Burton

Barbara Eden ... Roslyn Pierce

Steve Forrest ... Clint Burton

Dolores del Rio ... Neddy Burton (as Dolores Del Rio)

John McIntire ... Sam 'Pa' Burton

Rodolfo Acosta ... Buffalo Horn (as Rudolph Acosta)

Karl Swenson ... Dred Pierce
Ford Rainey ... Doc Phillips

Richard Jaeckel ... Angus Pierce
Anne Benton ... Dorothy Howard

L.Q. Jones ... Tom Howard

Douglas Dick ... Will Howard

Tom Reese ... Jute
Miriam Goldina ... Ph'sha Knay (as Marian Goldina)
Monte Burkhart ... Ben Ford
Ted Jacques ... Hornsby

Rodd Redwing ... Indian Warrior

Perry Lopez ... Two Moons
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Alder ... Driver (uncredited)
Henry Amargo ... Brave (uncredited)
Lon Ballantyne ... Indian Warrior #1 (uncredited)
Barbara Beaird ... Dottie Phillips (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ... Indian (uncredited)
Sharon Bercutt ... Bird's Wing (uncredited)

Joe Brooks ... Man #5 at Crossing (uncredited)
Larry Chance ... Indian Chief (uncredited)
Virginia Christine ... Mrs. Phillips (uncredited)
Tom Fadden ... Man #1 at Crossing (uncredited)
Bob Folkerson ... Posseman (uncredited)
Griswold Green ... Man #2 at Crossing (uncredited)
William Herrin ... Man #6 at Crossing (uncredited)
Pat Hogan ... Indian Warrior #2 (uncredited)
Foster Hood ... Indian Warrior #3 (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Matt Holcom (uncredited)
Guy Way ... Man #4 at Crossing (uncredited)

Red West ... Indian (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Siegel 
 
Writing credits
Clair Huffaker (screenplay) and
Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)

Clair Huffaker (novel "Flaming Lance")

Produced by
David Weisbart .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge 
Irving Gertz (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hugh S. Fowler 
 
Art Direction by
Duncan Cramer 
Walter M. Simonds 
 
Set Decoration by
G.W. Berntsen  (as Gustav Berntsen)
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Adele Balkan 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director
Richard Talmadge .... second unit director
Fred R. Simpson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
 
Stunts
Eli Bo Jack Blackfeather .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Jenson .... stunts (uncredited)
Thomas A. Sweet .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Talmadge .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Guy Way .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Leigh Harline .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Lyn Murray .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Josephine Earl .... dances stager
Tom Parker .... technical adviser (as Colonel Tom Parker)
Doris Drought .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Don Meyer .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
101 min | USA:92 min (FMC Library Print)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (Original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19729) | West Germany:12 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The original title for this movie was "Black Star". Elvis Presley even recorded a song by that name. When the title was changed he re-recorded the song, using the same words and melody but changing the word "black" to "flaming". The song "Black Star" was unreleased for years, until it appeared on the Elvis boxed set "Collectors Gold" in 1991.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 anybody follows us, they'll be pure hell to pay!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Cane And A High Starched CollarSee more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Elvis's best film., 29 March 2003
Author: Samoan Bob from Menifee, California

Elvis stars as a half-Indian in this exciting Don Siegel-helmed Western with a ton of action and a meanstreak. Elvis's character is surprisingly tough and hard-assed, plus the songs are kept to a minimum (he sings the title song and does a little hoe-down at the beginning...that's it). Anyway, Indians are massacring farmers in an attempt to take back their land, and Elvis is torn between the Indians and the racist white folk. Elvis gives a great, understated performance...he seems aware that this is a Siegel film, not an Elvis film. All in all it's the King's best foray into filmland.

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