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The Flame Within ()


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Psychiatrist finds herself falling for her patient.

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Dr. Mary White
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Dr. Gordon Phillips
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Linda Belton
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Jack Kerry
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Dr. Jock Frazier
Margaret Seddon ...
Mrs. Ida Grenfell
George Hassell ...
Mr. Rigby
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Murdock, Lillian's Housekeeper
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Nurse Carter (as Claudelle Kaye)
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Prince Hassan (uncredited)
A.S. 'Pop' Byron ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ...
Man at Hospital Benefit (uncredited)
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Man at Hospital Benefit (uncredited)
Earl Eby ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Policeman in Bar (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ...
Photographer (uncredited)
Sam Hayes ...
Sam Hayes - Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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Man at Hospital Benefit (uncredited)
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Mary's Secretary (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
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Michael (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Inez Palange ...
Bar and Flophouse Manager (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ...
Apartment House Manager (uncredited)
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Man at Hospital Benefit (uncredited)
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'Cap', a Detective (uncredited)

Directed by

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Edmund Goulding

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Edmund Goulding ... ()

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Edmund Goulding ... producer

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Jerome Kern

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James Wong Howe

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Blanche Sewell

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Cedric Gibbons

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Dolph Zimmer ... assistant director

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William A. Horning ... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis ... associate art director
George E. Lee ... property manager (uncredited)

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director

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King Kaufman ... assistant camera
Paul 'Shug' Keeler ... set lighting foreman
A. Picciano ... assistant to set lighting foreman

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Dolly Tree ... wardrobe

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Victor Baravalle ... conductor
Wayne Allen ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dimitri Tiomkin ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jack Virgil ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Laura Hope Crews ... advisor
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Plot Summary

Wealthy Lillian Belton attempts suicide by taking a drug overdose, so her physician, Gordon Phillips, sends her to psychiatrist Mary White for treatment. Lillian calls Jack Kerry from Mary's office and then tries to jump out of the window, being stopped by Mary, who learns that Jack is the reason for Lillian's distress. Jack is an alcoholic and doesn't care for Lillian, who loves him dearly. Mary convinces Jack to enter a rehabilitation program to cure his alcoholism. After some setbacks and eight months, Jack is apparently cured, but has developed a strong attachment to Mary, who reminds him that Lillian's dependence on him is just as strong. So Lillian and Jack are married and are apparently happy. Meanwhile, Gordon has been trying to persuade Mary to give up her practice and marry him, but Mary feels she's too devoted to her practice to give it up. At a costume ball, Jack tells Mary he loves her and that she also must love him. As they dance, Lillian gets intensely jealous, accusing Mary of trying to wrest Jack from her, and threatening a scandalous divorce. Although she has strong feelings for Jack, Mary reminds him of his obligations in his marriage and hopes he will reconcile with Lillian. At the same time she examines her relationship with Gordon. Written by Arthur Hausner

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Also Known As
  • I floga tis agapis (Greece)
  • Corações em Duelo (Brazil)
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  • 72 min
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Trivia This film received its initial USA telecast in Philadelphia Wednesday 21 November 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Altoona PA Tuesday 18 December 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Los Angeles Wednesday 19 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), by Portland OR Tuesday 1 January 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), by Cincinnati Thursday 3 January 1957 on WXIX (Channel 19) (Newport KY), by Chicago Wednesday 13 February 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2) and by Minneapolis Sunday 28 April 1957 on KMGM (Channel 2); in Seattle it was first seen 6 November 1957 on KING (Channel 5) and in San Francisco 4 February 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7); its earliest documented telecast in New York City presently stands at 2:15 AM on the morning of 24 February 1963 on the Late, Late Show on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Complicated Women (2003). See more »

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