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Flamingo Road

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1949
  • Michael Curtiz
  • 94 mins
  • A

Summary

Melodrama starring Joan Crawford. A carnival dancer stranded in a southern town is framed on prostitution charges. On her release from prison she returns to the town seeking vengeance.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The second coming of Joan Crawford was a truly awesome sight. After leaving MGM under a cloud and winning her Oscar in 1945 for Mildred Pierce at Warner Bros, Crawford played a string of femme fatale/grande dame roles, making mincemeat of weak leading men, while women would come to sticky ends in a welter of retribution or redemption in melodramas that pleased audiences and dismayed critics. Here Crawford is reunited with her Mildred Pierce mentor, the brilliant director Michael Curtiz, portraying a carnival dancer stranded in deepest Florida, trapped between two men and swapping cheap philosophy with sinister small-town sheriff Sydney Greenstreet. Immaculately produced and consummately well acted, this is a torrid treat.

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Credits

Cast

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Lane BellamyJoan Crawford
Fielding CarlisleZachary Scott
Titus SempleSydney Greenstreet
Dan ReynoldsDavid Brian
Lute-Mae SandersGladys George
Annabelle WeldonVirginia Huston
Doc WatersonFred Clark
MillieGertrude Michael
GracieAlice White
BoatrightSam McDaniel
Pete LadasTito Vuolo

Crew

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DirectorMichael Curtiz

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Released on
1949-07-01
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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