Flaming Star is excellent, Elvis gives his best acting performance as Pacer, a half-breed Native American, torn between his mother's and father's people.
Elvis is tremendous in the role, originally intended for Brando, but eventually considered as being too old to play the young, violent and hot-tempered Pacer.
Still, I seriously doubt that anyone could have given a better performance than Elvis. This film is gripping, as Pacer slowly reaches boling point as the tension gradually builds between the settlers and uprising Kiowa Indians.
Elvis was an excelent actor and its a pity that his mid-sixties, flimsy pop films over-shadow the excellent films that he made.
A quick recommendation on the King's 10 best films are:
1 Flaming Star(1960)
2 Wild In The Country(1961)
3 King Creole(1958)
4 Jailhouse Rock(1957)
5 Follow That Dream(1962)
6 The Trouble With Girls(1969)
7 Change of Habit(1969)
8 Blue Hawaii(1961)
9 It Happened at The World's Fair(1962)
10 Stay Away Joe(1968)