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The Flaming Urge (1953)

| Crime, Drama
A small town is victimized by many unexplained fires.

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Harold Lloyd Jr. ...
Tom Smith
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Charlotte Cruickshank
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A. Horace Pender
Jonathan Hale ...
Mr. Chalmers
Bob Hughes ...
Frank
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Mrs. Binger
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Herb, fire chief
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Albert Cruickshank
Barbara Woodell ...
Mrs. Cruickshank
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Ralph Jarvis
Larry Barton ...
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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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