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Flaming Star
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(Follow That Dream - CD)
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Movie Synopsis

Elvis, his film name Pacer, plays the part of a half-breed Indian boy who is the son of a very beautiful and kind Indian mother and an equally kind and under- standing but white father. He has a half-brother who is white, born to his father's first wife who has been dead for many years. Pacer finds himself faced with conflict- ing emotions; devotion for his Indian mother, whom he loves very much and his white father and half- brother. He finds he has to take sides and decides to join the whites and prepares to defend their small ranch home in the heart of Kiowa Indian territory.

When they go to the small village to secure some more ammunition Pacer and Clint learn that their friends have been massacred after leaving their home three nights before, where they had been to Clint's birthday party. The men in the store tell them that their parents were only spared because they had Indian blood in them.

That night a posse of whites ride to Pacer's home and demand that they promise to be on the side of the white people. However, one of the men makes an uncalled-for remark about Mrs. Burton being a "Kiowa squaw" and this riles Pacer and he shoots him in the shoulder. The men ride away maliciously shooting some of the Burton cattle and scattering the rest. The next morning Pacer stays to look after his mother while his half-brother and father go after the cattle. That night some trappers come to the house begging for food. Pacer lets them in and his mother goes to prepare some food for them. When Pacer leaves the room they make humiliating advances at her and then they leave. Pacer follows and gives them an unmerciful beating!

Buffalo Horn, an Indian, tries to get Pacer to join them and knowing that if he refuses it is likely that they will be killed he seeks advice from his mother. She goes to the Indian camp to talk to the warriors. However, they turn against her as she has married a white man and they tell her that the Burton ranch is their next target.

While riding back with Two Moons, a young Indian brave who is a long-standing friend, they are ambushed by the pain-crazed Will Howard who survives long enough to shoot Two Moons dead and seriously wound Neddy. While she is put to bed Pacer and Clint ride to town for a doctor but the embittered town folk refuse to let him leave. When they do eventually arrive home they find their mother dead and Pacer releases all his pent-up hate on the doctor and, after a fight with Clint, leaves to join the Kiowas.

Pacer tells Buffalo Horn he will join them on the condition that his half-brother and father aren't harmed. However, a band of rene- gade Indians on the way to join Buffalo Horn kill Mr. Burton and his body is found by Clint. On his way to Pacer, Clint sees a raiding party led by his brother and the Kiowa chief. Clint fires at Buffalo Horn but misses. In a personal duel Clint kills the Indian at the cost of a lance-pierced thigh.

Pacer races to Clint's side and saves his life by drawing the Kiowas off the trail and after a furious hand-to-hand fight Pacer returns to escort his brother home. Knowing that the Indians are after them Pacer straps Clint to his saddle and sends him into town to be cared for.

Clint recovers consciousness and sets out to join Pacer. But Pacer is already mortally wounded and is saving his fast-ebbing strength in an effort to see Clint for the last time. After satisfying himself that his brother is safe Pacer turns his horse towards the hills where he goes to die beneath the stars in true Kiowa fashion.

(Movie overview by Elvis Monthly - Issue 74, March 1966)