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Director:
Writers:
Robert Wilder (screenplay)
Edmund H. North (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
6 May 1949 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A wrong girl for the right side of the tracks.
Plot:
Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by corrupt political boss Titus Semple... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Curtiz, Crawford reunite to rekindle Mildred Pierce by camping out on the South Coast. See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Joan Crawford ... Lane Bellamy
Zachary Scott ... Fielding Carlisle

Sydney Greenstreet ... Sheriff Titus Semple
David Brian ... Dan Reynolds

Gladys George ... Lute Mae Sanders
Virginia Huston ... Annabelle Weldon

Fred Clark ... Doc Waterson
Gertrude Michael ... Millie

Alice White ... Gracie
Sam McDaniel ... Boatright
Tito Vuolo ... Pete Ladas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iris Adrian ... Blanche - Inmate of Women's Prison (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Leo Mitchell (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Martin (uncredited)
M.A. Bogue ... Johnny Simms (uncredited)
Carol Brewster ... Waitress (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Dancer - Opening Montage (uncredited)

Frank Cady ... Tom Hill (uncredited)
Tristram Coffin ... Ed Parker (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Extra at Lutie Mae's (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Johnson - Reporter (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Tom Coyne (uncredited)
Morgan Farley ... Link Niles (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Angry Carnival Creditor (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... John Shelton (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Senator Flagstedt (uncredited)
William Haade ... Burr Lassen (uncredited)
Jan Kayne ... Sarah - Reynolds' Maid (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Douglas Kennedy ... Voice of Police Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)
Lester Kimmel ... Jamison - Dan's Lawyer (uncredited)
Sunny Knight ... Waitress (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Detective (uncredited)
John McGuire ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Sammy McKim ... Hotel Bellboy (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Mailman (uncredited)

Dale Robertson ... Tunis Simms (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Man (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
Tom Stevenson ... Maurice - Maitre d' at Ritz (uncredited)
Robert Strange ... Peterson (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin ... Senator on Power Commission (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
 
Writing credits
Robert Wilder (screenplay)

Edmund H. North (additional dialogue)

Robert Wilder (play "Flamingo Road") &
Sally Wilder (play "Flamingo Road")

Produced by
George Amy .... associate producer
Michael Curtiz .... executive producer
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (director of photography) (as Ted McCord)
 
Film Editing by
Folmar Blangsted 
 
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Winterbottom 
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Edwin Allen .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Betty Delmont .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Mattison .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Curtiz .... second unit director
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Classen .... grip (uncredited)
Ellsworth Fredericks .... camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Morgan .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Stout .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheila O'Brien .... gowns executer: Miss Crawford
Travilla .... gowns designer: Miss Crawford
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Curtiz .... montage
 
Music Department
Murray Cutter .... orchestrator
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
 
Other crew
Norman Stuart .... dialogue director
Howard Hohler .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
Remade as a television series in 1980.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the end of the film a mob forms in front of Joan Crawford's home. The mob is not seen but you hear dozens of people outside making verbal threats. The next scene is her driving away. You would think there would have been a confrontation outside with the mob of people.See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff Titus Semple:Ya can't go wrong in this town if you say Yep to the right people and Nope to the rest.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
It Had to Be YouSee more »

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29 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Curtiz, Crawford reunite to rekindle Mildred Pierce by camping out on the South Coast., 1 January 2005
Author: bmacv from Western New York

Trying to pass off Joan Crawford, then heading toward her mid-'40s, as a plausible nautch-dancer in the side-show of an itinerant carnival proves a misstep from which Michael Curtiz' Flamingo Road barely recovers. But, once the layers of accrued campiness that cling to it are peeled back (and once Crawford discards her Salome-like veils), the movie, far-fetched as it is, generates some interest.

Owing to unpaid bills or some such, the traveling show, in which Crawford was a steamy if not entirely fresh attraction, blows town. Sheriff's deputy Zachary Scott, sent across the tracks to make sure the whole unsavory business has packed up, finds only Crawford, listening to her radio in a mildewed tent. Sparks are struck; he invites her back to town for the blue-plate special in the local beanery and finagles a job for her there as a waitress.

His superior, corrupt sheriff Sydney Greenstreet, sniffs out the burgeoning romance and vows to quash it; he has plans to run Scott for the senate of their anonymous Gulf state (its capital is Olympic City and its capitol a lovingly detailed piece of scenery painting), prerequisite to which is a proper marriage to a bona-fide local girl. Scott glumly acquiesces to the plan, drowning his doubts in drink ("I crawled into a bottle and can't get out"), while Greenstreet frames Crawford on a morals charge and runs her out of town.

New to the mix is David Brian, boss of the state political machine, whose eye is caught by Crawford (now back in town working in the obligatory "roadhouse" operated by Gladys George). He has a whopper of a hangover ("A party's like insurance – the older you are, the more it costs," he says), which Crawford assuages with an eye-opening whiskey sour followed by a home-cooked breakfast. Never underestimate the power of a well-scrambled egg. Next thing, they're married and living in a mansion on high-toned Flamingo Road (complete with a housemaid with the voice and the brain of a parakeet, as in the earlier Curtiz/Crawford Mildred Pierce, except that this time she's not Butterfly McQueen and is, amazingly for the era, white). But Greenstreet starts pulling even filthier strings than Brian – for once, a passably good egg – can countenance. Whereupon, after a drastic development involving the besotted Scott, Crawford slips a handgun into her clutch-bag and pays Greenstreet an amicable visit....

With at least two sensational movies behind him (Casablanca and Mildred Pierce), and one ahead of him (The Unsuspected), Curtiz can be forgiven for Flamingo Road. He brings it some verve, but its identity as yet another of Crawford's rags-to-riches vehicles gets the better of him. While his star supplies some startlingly naturalistic acting (and while the uncharacteristically clean-shaven Scott and the characteristically portly Greenstreet are dependably professional), Flamingo Road has fallen, rather unarguably, into the disreputable if transfixing gulch called camp. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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