Flaming Star

Flaming Star

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Director: Don Siegel

Cast: Don Siegel, Elvis Presley, Steve Forrest, Barbara Eden

     
 

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Don Siegel directs the King of Rock and Roll in the western Flaming Star, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessibleSee more details below

Overview

Don Siegel directs the King of Rock and Roll in the western Flaming Star, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include trailers for the film in both English and Portuguese. This is a fine disc for fans of the film as well as Elvis Presley enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Flaming Star is a surprisingly ambitious, if ultimately unsatisfying, Western flick. Nunnally Johnson and Clair Huffaker's screenplay attempts to take a serious look at the conflict between white settlers and Native Americans, and it deserves points for not branding either side as entirely right or wrong, all good or all evil. At the same time, it isn't able to rise above certain melodramatic clichés (or mechanical plot turns) in its dissection of this difficult issue, and lacks the breadth and scope that could imbue the issue with a greater context and deeper meaning. Part of this is due to the casting. Elvis Presley's performance is adequate, but what is called for is something that is elemental and commanding; the character must embody the conflict that is the central core of the movie, and Presley can only indicate this quality, not live or express it. Similarly, Steve Forrest is also good, but lacking in size. Not having to carry such a burden, the supporting cast comes across better, especially Dolores Del Rio, whose turn as the mother is affecting and nuanced. Don Siegel's direction only occasionally achieves the poetry for which the film aims, but it's taut and effective.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
UPC:
0024543048114
Original Release:
1960
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
11,048

Special Features

Closed Caption; All-new anamorphic widescreen transfer (aspect ratio 2.35:1); Interactive menus; Scene selection; Original English and Portugese theatrical trailers; Audio: English Dolby Surround, Spanish Mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Pacer Burton
Steve Forrest Clint Burton
Barbara Eden Roslyn Pierce
Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta Buffalo Horn
Dolores Del Rio Neddy Burton
John McIntire Sam Burton
Karl Swenson Dred Pierce
Richard Jaeckel Angus Pierce
Ford Rainey Doc Phillips
Anne Benton Dorothy Howard
L.Q. Jones Tom Howard
Douglas Dick Will Howard
Tom Reese Jute
Marian Goldina Ph' Sha Knay
Monte Burkhart Ben Ford
Ted Jacques Hornsby
Perry Lopez Two Moons
Tom Allen Actor
Barbara Beaird Dottie Phillips
Joe Brooks Actor
Jordanaires Vocal Accompaniment
Rodd Redwing Indian Brave
Ray Beltram Indian
Guy Way Actor
Virginia Christine Mrs. Phillips
Henry Amargo Brave (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Don Siegel Director
Adele Balkan Costumes/Costume Designer
G.W. Berntsen Set Decoration/Design
Charles G. Clarke Cinematographer
Duncan Cramer Art Director
Josephine Earl Choreography
Hugh S. Fowler Editor
Clair Huffaker Screenwriter
Nunnally Johnson Screenwriter
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Walter M. Simonds Art Director
David Weisbart Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. High-Starched Collar
3. Clint's Present
4. The Kiowa Attack
5. The New Chief
6. No Longer Welcome
7. A Family Alone
8. A Question of Loyalty
9. Unwelcome Guests
10. Fight or Die
11. The Kiowa Camp
12. Close in Spirit
13. The Flaming Star of Death
14. Stand-Off
15. Desperate Measures
16. Toward the Flaming Star
17. Talking Like a Kiowa
18. Back Where We Started
19. A Kiowa Warrior
20. Sam's Last Stand
21. Clint Fights Alone
22. The Decoy
23. Pacer's Decision
24. Killed Already

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