Movies

Flamingo Road (Warner 1949, Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott)

In Flamingo Road life in a small southern town heats up when a sexy dancer (Joan Crawford) gets stranded by a traveling carnival.

In Flamingo Road life in a small southern town heats up when a sexy dancer (Joan Crawford) gets stranded by a traveling carnival. She wins the hearts of two men and gets a taste of local politics when she butts heads with a corrupt sheriff (a brilliant Sydney Greenstreet). Apparently Crawford only accepted the role after Jack Warner ordered rewrites and spruced up the production.

The original tagline for the film Flamingo Road was “A wrong girl for the right side of the tracks. The story and the movie later served as the basis for an early 1980’s supersoap with Morgan Fairchild in the lead and Howard Duff as the crooked Sheriff.

cast
Joan Crawford as Lane Bellamy
Zachary Scott as Fielding Carlisle
Sydney Greenstreet as Sheriff Titus Semple
David Brian as Dan Reynolds
Gladys George as Lute Mae Sanders
Virginia Huston as Annabelle Weldon
Fred Clark as Doc Waterson
Gertrude Michael as Millie
Alice White as Gracie
Sam McDaniel as Boatright
Tito Vuolo as Pete Ladas

crew details
Director: Michael Curtiz
Screenplay: Edmund H. North, Robert Wilder
Novel: Robert Wilder
Original story: Sally Wilder
Director of Photography: Ted McCord
Composer: Max Steiner
Costume Designer: Travilla

production details
Country: USA
Studio: Warner
Year of Release: 1949
Duration: 94 minutes





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