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Robert Wilder (screenplay)
Edmund H. North (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
6 May 1949 (USA) See more »
"See You on Flamingo Road" See more »
Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by corrupt political boss Titus Semple... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of Crawford's better films See more (39 total) »


  (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)
Edward Biby ... Reporter (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Martin (uncredited)
M.A. Bogue ... Johnny Simms (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Carol Brewster ... Waitress (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Dancer - Opening Montage (uncredited)

Frank Cady ... Tom Hill (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Customer at Lute Mae's (uncredited)

Tristram Coffin ... Ed Parker (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Extra at Lutie Mae's (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Johnson - Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Tom Coyne (uncredited)
Morgan Farley ... Link Niles (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Angry Carnival Creditor (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... John Shelton (uncredited)
Kay Garrett ... Waiter (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... District Attorney (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Senator Flagstedt (uncredited)
William Haade ... Burr Lassen (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
George Hoagland ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jan Kayne ... Sarah - Reynolds' Maid (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Douglas Kennedy ... Voice of Police Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)
Leslie Kimmell ... Jamison - Dan's Lawyer (uncredited)
Sunny Knight ... Waitress (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Detective (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Asst. District Attorney (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 Patron (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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Additional Details

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Virginia Huston would appear with Crawford again as her secretary, Ann in 1952's Sudden Fear.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Sheriff Titus Semple:Now me, I never forget anything.
Lane Bellamy:You know sheriff; we had an elephant in our carnival with a memory like that. He went after a keeper that he'd held a grudge against for almost 15 years. Had to be shot. You just wouldn't believe how much trouble it is to dispose of a dead elephant.
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)See more »
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18 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
One of Crawford's better films, 23 March 2004
Author: preppy-3 from United States

Carnival girl Joan Crawford (looking pretty damn good for 45) settles in a small town. She falls in love with deputy sheriff Zachary Scott--but corrupt head sheriff Sydney Greenstreet wants her gone. He frames Crawford on prostitution and she's sent to jail. She gets out and is determined to get her revenge on Greenstreet...

The plot is kind of silly (and VERY rushed at the end) but I liked this movie. It's well-directed by Michael Curtiz and looks just beautiful--very elaborate. Warner Bros. obviously spent a lot of money on this one. When you get right down to it it's basically a soap opera--but a fun one!

Crawford gives one of her best performances. In reality she's too old for the role but she doesn't look it! You can't take your eyes off her when she's on screen. Scott is stuck with a colorless role. Also David Brian shows up as a politician and he's very good. And Gladys George shines as an owner of a "roadhouse". The big disappointment here is Greenstreet--he's just terrible! He's stone-faced throughout (he can't even register surprise in one crucial scene), looks very ill (but he was 70, overweight and diabetic) and slurs most of his dialogue which makes him appear drunk. He's very evil but his empty performance weighs the film down.

Still, worth seeing for Crawford alone. Easily one of her best.

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