Flaming Star (1960)

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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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29 March 2003 | Samoan Bob
Elvis's best film.
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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Trivia

In June 1960 The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the studio had opened negotiations with Michael Curtiz to direct the film after Nunnally Johnson was no longer the director. Curtiz had directed Elvis Presley in King Creole (1958) and was originally set to direct him again in G.I. Blues (1960).


Quotes

Pacer Burton: 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...


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.


Soundtracks

Flaming Star
Written by
Sherman Edwards and Sid Wayne
Performed by Elvis Presley
Vocal Accompaniment by The Jordanaires

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Genres

Action | Drama | Romance | Western

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