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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
CHOOSE!... Between your white father and your Kiowa mother !
Plot:
Sam Burton's second wife Neddy is Indian, their son Pacer a half-breed. As struggle starts between the whites and the Kiowas... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Exciting western with a sensational acting by Elvis Presley who barely sings. See more (45 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)
 
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Runtime:
101 min | USA:92 min (FMC Library Print)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Chile:TE | Finland:K-16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (Original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19729) | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
Barbara Steele walked off the picture after an argument with director Don Siegel. She was replaced by Barbara Eden.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Howard:[as the Burtons and their guests finish dinner] Whole supper was just great, Mrs. Burton. Of course, like Will and me always say, when it comes to cookin', no one would ever guess you was any different from... well, our ma or anybody else.
Neddy Burton:I'm really proud you liked it Tom. Just a little more cake?
Tom Howard:[Tom chuckles] No, ma'am!
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Soundtrack:
A Cane And A High Starched CollarSee more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Exciting western with a sensational acting by Elvis Presley who barely sings., 31 October 2005
Author: ma-cortes

The film tells about Burton family formed by the father (John MacIntire), his second Indian wife (Dolores del Rio) and two sons , one (Steve Forrest) of the first wife and another (Elvis Presley) results to be a half-breed . The latter will have to choose sides when the battles between white men and Kiowas (Rodolfo Acosta) go on the warpath . Burton family splits loyalties , the confrontation will be violent and lethal .

It's an interesting western with an exceptional interpretation by Elvis Presley who only sings two songs at the beginning of the film . He's a mestizo who along with his mother will be excluded for both races . Originally planned as a vehicle for Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift ; however , the picture is considered to be Presley's best western and along with ¨King Creole¨ (directed by Michael Curtiz) and ¨Jailhouse rock¨ (by Richard Thorpe) his greatest movies . Andy Warhol's famous diptych of Elvis Presley as a cowboy came from a shot in this movie . Steve Forrest (Dana Andrews's brother) as his kind brother is very fine . Dolores del Rio as his affectionate mum and Rodolfo Acosta as Kiowa chief , repeat well their usual Indians roles . Barbara Eden as a wonderful youngster who helps protagonists is enjoyable and enticing , though Barbara Steele walked off the picture after an argument with director Don Siegel , she then was replaced by Eden . Besides , in the secondary cast appears Richard Jaeckel (Dirty dozen) , L.Q.Jones (Peckimpah's habitual) and Karl Swenson . Glittering and shimmer cinematography is perfectly reflected on spectacular outdoors and colorful interiors by cameraman Charles Clarke . Lively as well as atmospheric musical score by Cryl Mockridge . The motion picture was professionally directed by Donald Siegel (Dirty Harry) . The flick will appeal to Elvis Presley fans and Western genre enthusiasts.

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