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‘Flaming Star’, the film that Dolores del Río starred with Elvis Presley

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Dolores del Río, was a Mexican actress who, in addition to working in films of the Cine de Oro in Mexicoachieved what very few at that time achieved: break through in Hollywood and that was how he had the opportunity to coincide with Elvis Presley in a film.

On the other hand, Elvis Presley became known thanks to his talent for music and being one of the most successful singers of the time, he even ventured into the cinema, that is why throughout his career he starred in several films, one of them Fun in Acapulco, something that related him to Mexico.

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In 1960, three years before he recorded Fun in AcapulcoElvis Presley starred Flaming Star, in which he shared credits next to Dolores del Río, who in the film played the role of the mother of the interpreter of Burning Love.

Flaming Star tells the story of Pacer Burton, a character played by Elvis Presley. Pacer lives with his parents and He is the son of a rancher named Sam Burton and Neddy Burton (Dolores del Rio).

Although everything seems to be going well in the life of the Burton family, from one day to the next war breaks out between the whites and the Indians., something that undoubtedly puts the protagonist of the story at a crossroads since his mother belongs to the Kiowa, one of the aboriginal nations of the United States. Given this, Pacer must decide which side to defend.

The film is based on the novel Flaming Lace which was written by Clkaire Huffaker. Its film adaptation was directed by Don Siegel, who collaborated on several occasions with actor Clint Eastwood.

Dolores del Río and her time in Hollywood

For more than fifty years, Dolores del Río ventured into different films both in Mexico and in the United States. The actress is recognized as the first Latin American to succeed in Hollywood, an industry where she worked during the 1920s and 1930s.

The first chances of Dolores del Río in Hollywood was in silent films, with the arrival of sound films, she got more roles in different productions such as those with romantic, dramatic and even musical themes, however, in the early 1940s his career in Hollywood began to decline so he returned to Mexico.

Upon arriving in Mexico, she became one of the main actresses of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, Over the years, he returned to venture into Hollywood, it was at that time that he had the opportunity to work alongside Elvis Presley.


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Reference from www.milenio.com

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