Flaming Star

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

By far and away Presley's best film, in which he sings only one song (apart from the title number), and is used emblematically rather than required to act as the half-breed son in a mixed race family which is gradually torn apart as the Kiowas go on the rampage against white settlers and both sides draw up their racist lines. Despite the stolid liberal intentions behind the script, Siegel keeps the tensions finely balanced on a knife edge, with the inevitable violence threatening to explode at every moment and the tortured emotions cutting surprisingly deep. A fine Western.

By: TM


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

Don Siegel
Clair Huffaker, Nunnally Johnson
Elvis Presley
Barbara Eden
Steve Forrest
Dolores Del Rio
John McIntire
Rodolfo Acosta
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