Flaming Star (1960)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Indian Western  |   Release Date - Dec 20, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Tensely directed by Don Siegel, Flaming Star is the grittiest of Elvis Presley's post-Army films. Elvis plays Pacer Burton, a half-breed youth in the old West, torn between loyalty to the whites, as represented by his father (John McIntyre), and the Indians, represented by his mother (Dolores Del Rio). A series of brutal Kiowa raids, and the subsequent reprisals by the white settlers, sorely test Pacer's fortitude. Though offered moral support from his loved ones, Pacer is forced to work things out himself. The film was based on a novel by Clair Huffaker.

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cross-cultural-relations, half-breed, frontier, Native-American, prejudice, racism, settler