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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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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
Marian Goldina ... Ph'sha Knay
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)
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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:
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 »
Quotes:
Pacer Burton:[as Pacer and Clint ride into town] You heard what pa said. No horsing around with Ros.
Clint Burton:Now, just a minute. What do you mean "horsing around"?
Pacer Burton:Well, ain't that what you're doing with her?
Clint Burton:No, it ain't.
Pacer Burton:You mean, you mean it?
Clint Burton:And what if I do?
Pacer Burton:With a gal that wears britches?
Clint Burton:What's wrong with a gal that wears britches?
Pacer Burton:Well, ain't nothing wrong, but, uh, on second thought, you might look pretty good with skirts on.
[Clint laughs]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis at the Movies (2002) (V)See more »
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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Elvis the Actor, 14 May 2005
Author: dubricus from LA

Basically, Elvis does not sing much in this one. It is a dramatic role in which he plays a half-breed youth, raised in his father's white world, but now caught in the midst of an Indian war.

This film is a sad statement of what might have been. Here we glimpse the natural dramatic talent that was never allowed to blossom. There would be no "From Here to Eternity" for Elvis as there was for Sinatra. Contracts later forced him in to the musical-comedy roles that he grew to hate. He was told you will do these movies with this starlet or that starlet, sing this bad music with ducks or cows in the background, play the race car driver, the speed boat driver, the motorcycle racer, or you won't work at all.

The truly sad thing is that if this part of Elvis' talent had been cultivated, if his musical career had been kept separate from a dramatic acting career, perhaps his life would have traveled a very different road. It is a horrible thing to know that you have talent & to want to be able to use that talent, but be forced to waste it. IMHO, it was something that gnawed at him and played no small part in his own self-destruction.

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