Flamingo Road

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Overview

Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by corrupt political boss Sheriff Titus Semple. Lane becomes romantically involved with Deputy Sheriff Fielding Carlisle, a weakling whose career is being driven by Titus. Seeing Lane as a liability to his own political ambitions, Titus mounts a campaign to get her driven out of town. She finds she can't get a job and even gets arrested on a trumped-up morals charge. Released from jail, Lane finds work as a "hostess" at Lutie-Mae's road house, where she meets Dan Reynolds, another member of the town's political machine. They marry and move to a home on Flamingo Road, the town's social pinnacle. Their marriage is soon marked by scandal when a drunken Carlisle visits Lane at home one evening and shoots himself.

  1. Robert Wilder

    Screenplay

  2. Michael Curtiz

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Joan Crawford

    Joan Crawford

    Lane Bellamy

  2. Zachary Scott

    Zachary Scott

    Fielding Carlisle

  3. Sydney Greenstreet

    Sydney Greenstreet

    Sheriff Titus Semple

  4. David Brian

    David Brian

    Dan Reynolds

  5. Gladys George

    Gladys George

    Lute Mae Sanders

  6. Virginia Huston

    Virginia Huston

    Annabelle Weldon

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

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  • May 6, 1949
    Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

7.0
By John Chard

Ya can't go wrong in this town if you say Yep to the right people and Nope to the rest.

Flamingo Road is directed by Michael Curtiz and adapted to screenplay by Robert Wilder from his own play of the same name (with Sally Wilder). It stars Joan Crawford, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, David Bryan and Gladys George. Music is by Max Steiner and cinematography by Ted D. McCord.

When circumstance sees Lane Bellamy (Crawford) stuck in Bolden City, she quickly finds herself embroiled in a love affair and involved in a war with political tyrant Sheriff Titus Semple (Greenstreet).

The Moo... read the rest.

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