did I miss something?


I just watched FLAMING STAR again, and still love it, but I have a question

In the scene where the doctor is at their house and Elvis' mother has died, Elvis grows angry at the doc, etc, etc...he then tells Barbara Eden that "she made him feel being a half breed was the worst"...she then says something like she never knew and starts ti cry, and then Elvis says that he and his mother wanted to keep it a secret.

Im confused because the opening scene after the song, the one guy says Elvis' mother bakes a cake as well as any white woman, they all pause and look at him, then they continue eating.

My questions is, didn't everyone know Elvis was a half-breed?, I mean even Buffalo Horn knew it when he came to visit.

thoughts?

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they weren't talking about pacer's mother being indian. what they didn't know was that pacer liked roslyn 'a whole lot'.

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I just watched the movie again and that is not what i got from that. I think they all knew he was half breed because they knew that his mother was Indian and he was her and his white fathers child. What I thought he kept secret was that they were of the Kiowah (however it is spelled) Tribe which is the tribe that was doing all the fighting and killing of white people because they took their land. I assumed totally that was the secret that only he and his mother knew. But of course his father had to know that as well since he tells later how he met her and gave her father something in order to get her hand in marriage.

Ok I did go back and rewatched that scene and it still is not very clear for he mentions before that he and his ma were Kiowah before he says that to Barbara and she doesnt react. So maybe you are right about him liking her as a child for after she says she never knew his brother Clint says he never knew either and Pacer says no only he and his mother knew but to me that shouldnt have been a real secret that he liked her unless the part he meant was that she made him feel the worst. It realy was never clear to me how she made him feel the worst. He said it like he read it by her actions. They never fleshed out Barbara's character enough to know about her. At the beginning there is a joke made to CLint about proposing to her and she said if he ever does. THen they joke she should propose to him so there seems to have always been a thing between her and Clint. But Pacer's interest was when they were little he said so that was not about a romantic interest that was just about liking her better than any other girls he knew as a child.

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I just posted my thought on it after just now watching it. But after posting it I went back to see the scene again and it still is very unclear but i edited and added my thoughts in the post above.

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Okay, here's the deal. What Pacer and his mother kept to themselves was how they felt the white people acted towards them and treated them differently, making them both feel badly. He uses Barbara Eden' s character as an example as to how he was made to feel not as good as a white.

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