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Flamingo Road (1949)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 May 1949 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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A wrong girl for the right side of the tracks.

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Drama | Romance

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6 May 1949 (USA)  »

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Boulevard des passions  »

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$1,528,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Virginia Huston would appear with Crawford again as her secretary, Ann in 1952's Sudden Fear. See more »

Goofs

Sheriff Titus Semple tells Fielding Carlisle to "get over to that girl's house and ask her to marry 'her'", instead of "marry you". See more »

Quotes

Lane Bellamy: When I was very young, I made up my mind to be rich.
Lute Mae Sanders: How'd you make out?
Lane Bellamy: I thought it was better to change my mind.
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I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
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Pennyless Lane on the long and winding road
16 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

"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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