Flaming Star

Synopsis: West Texas in the years after the Civil War is an uneasy meeting ground of two cultures, one white. The other native American. Elvis portrays Pacer Burton. The son of a white rancher (John McIntire) and his beautiful Kiowa Indian wife (Dolores DelRio). When fighting breaks out between the settlers and natives, Pacer tries to act as a peace maker, but the "flaming star of death" pulls him irrevocably into the deadly violence.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Don Siegel
Production: Twentieth Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

No lights.

-What do you think?

-Too quiet.



-Happy birthday!

-We couldnt resist. Even Pacer jumped.

-Where you been?

lt sure is a surprise,

since my birthday was last week.

lts the first chance we had

to come out.

Wash up. Supper will be out.

y ou spent all day working.

We thought youd never come.

lll take care of the horses.

Eat up!

Well do that.

Will, play us some music.

How about this one?

Hey, Dorothy, never mind those dishes.

May l?

-Suppers ready.


-Sure is a fine-looking cake.

-l could eat a buffalo.

y ou dance like one.

Supper was great, Mrs. Burton.

Will and me always say. . .

. . .in cooking, no one would guess

you were different from. . .

. . .well, our ma or anybody else.

lm really proud you liked it, Tom.

Just a little more cake?

No, maam.

-What have we here?

-From me.

Well, now, that. . . .

That sure is fine.

What is it?

Well, you hang it on the wall. . .

. . .and you put hot water in here.

lts mostly for a man to shave by,

but you can comb your hair in it. . .

. . .or anything.

lt sure is fine.

Roz is trying to civilize Clint

against the day he proposes.

-lf he gets around to it.

-y ou wear the britches. . .

. . .maybe you ought to propose.

Pacer and me can look more presentable

when we come to the Crossing.

l thank you all, for everything.

-More coffee, anyone?

-l think we best be going.

-We can make room here for anyone.

-No, thanks.

We better go too,

1 0 miles can be long.

Ten? Me and Roz gotta

go clear to the Crossing.

The way she rides,

youll make good time. . .

. . .if you can keep up with her.

Well ride along with you a ways.

-Thank you, Mrs. Burton.

-Thank you, maam.

-Good night, all.

-Good night.

-See you at our wedding next month.

-y ou better see me before that.

-Good night! Good night!

-Good night!

Take good care of her.

We better go or we wont get home

by morning.

Thanks again.

-Good night, Clint.

-Good night.

-Good night, Roz.

-Night, Pacer.

-Whats that look for?

-Just thinking.

With that fancy gadget to primp,

youll be the prettiest fella in Texas.

Will you be quiet?

No use waking everybody up.

-lll put up the rig.

-lll get us some coffee.


Will, l tell you. . .

. . .you gotta stop

all this fooling around.

Making all this noise, l tell you,

the old mans gonna be--

See him?


lts hot out there.

lndian came up on that hill just now.

Pacer says hes no hunter.

Tie up the horses.

-What is it, Sam?

-Not sure yet.

He looked like he was trying

to figure something out.

Nobody said anything about trouble

at the party the other night.

No, sir.

A lot of things can happen

in three days.

Neddy, last time you saw your sister,

you hear anything?

No, it was just about like always.

Didnt you think so, Pacer?

lf trouble starts, wholl hit us

first, your folks or Mas?

Shame on you, Clint. lts more likely

neither will bother us.

That aint been my experience

about people in the middle.

Maybe its the new chief.

-What new chief?

-The Kiowas got a new chief.

-Since when?

-Maybe a month.

-What about old Lame Crow?

-Hes the old man of the tribe now.

-How long you known this?

-Since it happened.

-Dont you ever tell anybody anything?

-Not if they dont ask.

Sometimes l think youre

more than half lndian.

-He told me.

-Maybe youre the other half.

Maybe your ma was lndian too

and didnt let me know it.

One horse.

-Are you my brother beyond the wall?

-y es.

Then why light go out

when friend come in peace?

Why does a friend who comes in peace

wait until the sun is gone?

Warrior ride when stars are alive.

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Clair Huffaker

Clair Huffaker (September 26, 1926 – April 3, 1990) was a U.S. screenwriter and author of westerns and other fiction, many of which were turned into films. He served in the United States Navy in World War II and then studied in Europe before returning to America. more…

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