Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Don Siegel
Producer: David Weisbart
Film Lenght: 101 minutes
Pacer Burton - Elvis Presley
Clint Burton - Steve Forrest
Roslyn Pierce - Barbara Eden
Neddy Burton - Dolores Del Rio
Sam Burton - John McIntire
Buffalo Horn - Rudolph Acosta
Dred Pierce - Karl Swenson
Doc Phillips - Ford Rainey
Indian - Red West
Elvis plays the role of a halfbreed Indian. His mother, Dolores Del Rio is a full Kiowa Indian.
After their friends and neighbours get massacred by Kiowa Indians, the towns people turn against Elvis and his family. They want to know who's side they're on.
Elvis' father, John McIntyre says his family just want to live in peace.
Neither the townspeople or the Kiowa accept this decision.
When Dolores Del Rio gets shot by a survivor of the massacre, Elvis decides to join the Kiowa.
After an Indian war party kills McIntyre, Steve Forrest, Elvis' brother, starts fighting the Kiowa alone. When he attacks and kills the Indian chief he gets severely wounded himself as well.
Elvis leaves the Indians to try and save his brother. He ties him to his horse and sends him back to town.
Then Elvis starts fighting the Kiowa.
At the end of the story, Steve Forrest sees Elvis arriving in the small town, bend over his horse and very near death.
He tells his brother he's going into the mountains to die, because he has seen the flaming star of death.
Already in 1958 Twentieth Century Fox had purchased the rights to the novel "The Brothers Of Broken Lance" by Clair Huffaker. In June of that same year Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra were announced to play the roles of Pacer and Clint Burton.
Two years later, after the title had changed from "The Brothers Of Flaming Arrow" to "Flaming Lance" it was announced that Elvis would play the starring role.
The movie title changed several times, from "Flaming Heart", "Flaming Lance" to "Black Star". Elvis even recorded the title song as "Black Star".
Finally it was decided "Flaming Star" would be the title.
Filming started on August 16, 1960. Location shots were made on three ranches in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, including the Conejo movie ranch near Thousand Oaks, California.
The movie reached No.12 on Variety's weekly list of top-grossing movies.
Red West broke his arm during a fighting scene.
"Flaming Star" was banned in South Africa due to strict racial laws.
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