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Flame in the Streets (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 September 1961 (Ireland)
During the 1960s in Britain, tense race relations between whites and blacks are affecting the workplace, the family, the dating scene, and the society at large.

Director:

Roy Ward Baker (as Roy Baker)

Writers:

Ted Willis (screenplay), Ted Willis (story)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Mills ... Jacko Palmer
Sylvia Syms ... Kathie Palmer
Brenda de Banzie ... Nell Palmer
Earl Cameron ... Gabriel Gomez
Johnny Sekka ... Peter Lincoln
Ann Lynn ... Judy Gomez
Wilfrid Brambell ... Mr. Palmer senior
Meredith Edwards ... Harry Mitchell
Newton Blick Newton Blick ... Visser
Glyn Houston ... Hugh Davies
Michael Wynne Michael Wynne ... Les
Dan Jackson Dan Jackson ... Jubilee
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Dowell
Gretchen Franklin Gretchen Franklin ... Mrs. Bingham
Harry Baird ... Billy
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Storyline

A union leader in a large company tries to win equal rights for the handful of West Indian workers at the company, but finds it is an uphill battle. After being successful, and rightly proud of his efforts, he finds that he and his wife have a difficult time coming to terms with the fact that his only daughter intends to marry a West Indian. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Emotional Dynamite! See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1961 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Flacari pe strazi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (USA release)| Color (Eastmancolor) (UK prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fourth and last of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation's handful of movies in CinemaScope. See more »

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Remake of Armchair Theatre: Hot Summer Night (1959) See more »

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Captain Gingah
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Written by George Bastow and Fred W. Leigh
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Far Too Stagey
1 August 2012 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film is more of a social document than an entertaining piece of film making.It was made just 3 years after the infamous Notting Hill Riots.This was at a time when immigrants were just starting to settle in the Uk and met some resistance from the local population.I would add that prejudice was still rife in the population at the time.Both myself at school and my father in public office suffered anti semitism.So this country was good for a good shake up.I doubt that this film did much to advance the cause.It is just so dull at times i am sure that it would not have done that well commercially at the time.It is odd to note that John mills here plays Sylvia Sims father when a couple of years earlier in "Ice Cold In Alex" he portrayed her potential lover.


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