Directed by Don Siegel 
Produced by David Weisbart 
Written by Clair Huffaker (novel)
Screenplay Nunnally Johnson 
Music by Cyril J. Mockridge 
Cinematography Charles G. Clarke 
Editing by Hugh S. Fowler 
Distributed by 20th Century Fox 
Release date December 20, 1960 (U.S.)
Running time 92 min. 
Country United States 
Language English 
Budget $1.7 million
Box office $2 million (US)

SYNOPSIS:

Elvis Presley plays Pacer Burton, the son of a Kiowa mother and a Texas rancher father. His family, including a half-brother, Clint, live a typical life on the Texas frontier. Life becomes anything but typical when a nearby tribe of Kiowa begin raiding neighboring homesteads. Pacer soon finds himself caught between the two worlds, part of both but belonging to neither.

CAST

Elvis Presley as Pacer Burton
Barbara Eden as Roslyn Pierce
Steve Forrest as Clint Burton
Dolores del Río as Neddy Burton
John McIntire as Sam "Pa" Burton
L. Q. Jones as Tom Howard
Douglas Dick as Will Howard
Richard Jaeckel as Angus Pierce
Rodolfo Acosta as Buffalo Horn
Karl Swenson as Dred Pierce
Ford Rainey as Doc Phillips

SONGS:

A Cane And A High Starched Collar
Written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett (as Roy Bennett)
Performed by Elvis Presley
Vocal Accompaniment by The Jordanaires

Flaming Star
Written by Sherman Edwards and Sid Wayne
Performed by Elvis Presley
Vocal Accompaniment by The Jordanaires

Black Star
Written by Sherman Edwards and Sid Wayne
Performed by Elvis Presley
Vocal Accompaniment by The Jordanaires
(Written for movie but not used)

A Western film starring Elvis Presley, based on the book Flaming Lance (1958) by Clair Huffaker. Critics agreed that Presley gave one of his best acting performances as the mixed-blood "Pacer Burton", a dramatic role. The film was directed by Don Siegel, and had a working title of Black Star. The movie reached No. 12 on the box office charts.