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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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Unusual but entertaining
5 October 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

The Flaming Urge tells an unusual story but is moderately entertaining. The town it is set in is a slice of small town America, somewhat similar to the town of Mayfield in Leave It to Beaver; in other words, it is the perfect town, and one that doesn't exist in reality. The setting is upset by the arrival of a stranger, and soon fires break out all over town. This turns the story into a detective tale, and leads to a suprising ending.

The film is worth watching for the portrayal of the townspeople, whose sources of entertainment seem to be limited to going to the beach and chasing firetrucks; this latter activity leads to some funny moments.

Lots of black humor abounds.

The Flaming Urge is pretty much a forgotten film today, but worth watching if you get the chance to see it.


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