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The Flaming Urge (1953)

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A small town is victimized by many unexplained fires.

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Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd Jr. ...
Tom Smith
Cathy Downs ...
Charlotte Cruickshank
Byron Foulger ...
A. Horace Pender
Jonathan Hale ...
Mr. Chalmers
Bob Hughes ...
Frank
Florence Lake ...
Mrs. Binger
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Herb, fire chief
Pierre Watkin ...
Albert Cruickshank
Barbara Woodell ...
Mrs. Cruickshank
Johnny Duncan ...
Ralph Jarvis
Larry Barton ...
The Used Car Salesman
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A small town is victimized by many unexplained fires.

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Fire! Fire!
26 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A gem of a 50s film. The story concerns a mild mannered young man who cannot resist the impulse to chase fire trucks and firemen. In doing so, he risks losing his position as a clerk in a department store. After a few unexplained fires, his fellow townsmen come to believe he is an arsonist. The story was filmed entirely in Michigan and the film's unadorned presentation of small town America circa 1950 is appealing. A dog has a rather prominent part in the film and adds an unusual interest to the story. Harold Lloyd, Jr. is adept in his role and Cathy Downs is an attractive addition. The film is well worth a viewing.


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