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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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Worth watching only for the hidden history aspect.
9 November 1998 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This movie uses the pyromaniac urge as an extraordinarily transparent metaphor for homosexuality. While it's really not worth watching strictly on its merits as a film, as part of the history of hidden homosexuality and as an example of a "coded" film (easily translated), it's stupendous.


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