Burton family splits loyalties , the confrontation will be violent and lethal. Johnson was contacted when abroad by Clair Huffaker who had written the original novel. Originally and were lined up to play the brothers. When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah 1st ed. He has, of course, rather a distance yet to go to dramatic power and polish.
This is definitely one of the King's best flix, his best performance surely. Contracts later forced him in to the musical-comedy roles that he grew to hate. The latter will have to choose sides when the battles between white men and Kiowas Rodolfo Acosta go on the warpath. Please note figures are rentals accruing to distributors. Dolores del Rio as his affectionate mum and Rodolfo Acosta as Kiowa chief , repeat well their usual Indians roles.
The Conejo Valley: Old and New Frontiers. University of California Oral History Program. Glittering and shimmer cinematography is perfectly reflected on spectacular outdoors and colorful interiors by cameraman Charles Clarke. Filming also took place at Conejo Ranch in Thousand Oaks, California. Elvis gives a great, understated performance. Steve Forrest Dana Andrews's brother as his kind brother is very fine. Los Angeles County: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide.
He said Elvis Presley was going to star wanting know if Johnson objected to Huffaker having credit on the script. It was filmed in , and in in. They are not broken but still sticking in his body as would be the case in real life, no, they have dissolved into nothingness. A lot of highbrows will dismiss that as another Elvis lousy movie. A road near Wildwood in Thousand Oaks has been named Flaming Star Avenue after the movie.
Originally planned as a vehicle for Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift ; however , the picture is considered to be Presley's best western and along with ¨King Creole¨ directed by Michael Curtiz and ¨Jailhouse rock¨ by Richard Thorpe his greatest movies. Elvis stars as a half-Indian in this exciting Don Siegel-helmed Western with a ton of action and a meanstreak. He's a mestizo who along with his mother will be excluded for both races. 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. When some local racists cause Neddy's death by preventing the doctor from coming to her aid, a war between the whites and the tribe erupts. The film tells about Burton family formed by the father John MacIntire , his second Indian wife Dolores del Rio and two sons , one Steve Forrest of the first wife and another Elvis Presley results to be a half-breed.
All they did was put in a kind of a hoedown dance and Presley sang a song at the opening and then they went right on into the picture. But 'Flaming Star' and '' are a long way up from '. In this Western set on the Texas frontier, Pacer Burton is the mixed-race son of a white rancher and his second wife, Kiowa woman Neddy. 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. However, determined to be taken seriously as an actor, Presley asked for roles with fewer songs. 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! The flick will appeal to Elvis Presley fans and Western genre enthusiasts. Life becomes anything but typical when a nearby tribe of Kiowa begin raiding neighboring homesteads.
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. Elvis, in Walter Matthau's opinion co-starred with Elvis in 'King Creole' had some talent and could have become a decent actor if he'd stuck to things like this. 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. Pacer soon finds himself caught between the two worlds, part of both but belonging to neither. Presley's previous film, , had been a success at the box office and had led to one of his best selling to that point.
» This is definitely one of the King's best flix, his best performance surely. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. With Presley on board, the film started production under the name 'Black Star'. Lively as well as atmospheric musical score by Cryl Mockridge. Here we glimpse the natural dramatic talent that was never allowed to blossom. West Texas in the years after the Civil War is an uneasy meeting ground of two cultures, one white. Besides , in the secondary cast appears Richard Jaeckel Dirty dozen , L.
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 film was directed by and had a working title of Black Star. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series. It's an interesting western with an exceptional interpretation by Elvis Presley who only sings two songs at the beginning of the film. 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.