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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:
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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Even Presley had his day in the movies. 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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
101 min | USA:92 min (FMC Library Print)
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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:
In the early frames of the movie, Angus Pierce (Richard Jaeckel) has no partner with which to dance, so he grabs a wooden chair. The warden said, "Hey, buddy, don't you be no square. If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair." This line is from an earlier Elvis Presley film, Jailhouse Rock (1957).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:
Referenced in Elvis (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Flaming StarSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Even Presley had his day in the movies., 21 March 2003
Author: dbdumonteil

A lot of highbrows will dismiss that as another Elvis lousy movie.But just have a look at the name of the director:it's not Norman Taurog,it's Don "Body Snatchers" Siegel!And every Siegel movie is worth a watch at least or more with such gems as "invasion of the body snatchers" and "beguiled".

The screenplay is close to John Huston's "the unforgiven",Hepburn and here Presley are half-breed people and thus generate violence.But what seems fascinating here is Presley's part and his tragedy ,both in the movie,and in real life:the loss of his own mother.His performance is by far his most moving not only because he 's directed by a director with a genuine talent,but also because he probably searched his memories to give such a harrowing rendition.The old mom,an Indian herself ,who tries to go back to the mountain to die there is the moment which climaxes the movie.

This obsession with the mother's loss would continue in "wild in the country" ,Elvis's next movie,before he sank in an ocean of schmaltz.

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