Flaming Star Reviews
Sam's wife dies leaving him and his son, Clint, on their own. Sam remarries a Native American, Neddym and they have a "half-breed" son, Pacer. A war breaks out between the white settlers and the Native Americans and Sam and Neddy are killed in the process leaving Clint and Pacer to pick sides in the war. Clint picks the whites and Pacer picks the Native Americans and the brothers meet on the battlefield.
"Are you my brother beyond the wall?"
Don Siegel, director of Dirty Harry, Escape from Alcatraz, Shooter, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1959), The Verdict, No Time for Flowers, and Spanish Affair delivers Flaming Star. The storyline for this picture as well as the script and characters are very average. The acting is also mediocre and the cast includes Elvis Presley, Dolores del Rio, Steve Forrest, Barbara Eden, and Tom Reese.
"I would know that you lie and I would have to kill you."
This was recommend to me by Verizon Fios so I randomly DVR'd it. I have never watched too many Presley films and quickly discovered why...he isn't a very good actor. This was very mediocre and his character was a bit over the top at times. I would only recommend seeing this if nothing better is on.
"White men shot her and white men let her die."
Starring, Elvis Presley, Dir. Don Siegel
I had seen couple of Elvis Presley films, since I'm avid fan of Western films, I never thought Elvis Presley would have won my heart with his applauding dramatic-performance of his film-career. No doubt it is slightly if not fully compete-able with John Ford's The Searchers. None of actor/actresses in the film, has given poor performance. I liked the design of Burton-house; the dark-locations at the near climax, and breath-taking opening scene with typical title-song 'Flaming Star' vocals by Elvis Presley.
I probably consider this film as one of my top-favorite Western-films!
An action movie with an emotional part.