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Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by corrupt political boss Titus Semple. Lane becomes romantically involved with sheriff Fielding Carlisle, a weakling whose career is being driven by Titus. Seeing Lane as a liability to his own political ambitions, Titus mounts a campaign to get her driven out of town. She finds she can't get a job and even gets arrested on a trumped-up morals charge. Released from jail, Lane finds work as a "hostess" at Lutie-Mae's road house, where she meets Dan Reynolds, another member of the town's political machine. They marry and move to a home on Flamingo Road, the town's social pinnacle. Their marriage is soon marked by scandal when a drunken Carlisle visits Lane at home one evening and shoots himself. Written by
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"Flaming Road" is the posh street of the town ,the place where everyone who has made it wants to dwell.
"Flamingo road" belongs to a rare genre :the political melodrama ;but politics are very vague and consist of scheming ,bribes and men of straw.The young male actors are rather bland and it's Sidney Greenstreet' s sheriff Titus who walks away with the honors.He really matches Crawford every step of the way.He did exactly what the producers wanted to:making himself hated by the audience .He is fat,fleshy.Crawford almost becomes a female Jean Valjean ,harassed by an American Javert.
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