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Flamingo Road

Released Apr 28, 1949 1h 34m Drama List
83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 71% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Dancer Lane Bellamy (Joan Crawford) tours with a carnival, but is deserted in Boldon City when they flee to avoid their debts. Deputy Fielding Carlisle (Zachary Scott) arrives and, secretly smitten with her, helps Lane find employment as a waitress. However, scheming Sheriff Titus Semple's (Sydney Greenstreet) ambitious plans for Fielding to become a rep in the state legislature do not include his dating an itinerant woman, so he runs her out of town. Lane seeks revenge, but at what cost? Read More Read Less
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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Interesting casting and tough talk keep this one humming. Rated: 3/4 Mar 26, 2023 Full Review Elsa Branden Photoplay An amazing actress -- Joan Crawford. She lends lustre to every part she plays, she really makes the character live. Rated: 2/3 Aug 20, 2021 Full Review Moira Walsh America Magazine Since the heroine's character seemed no better than that of anyone else in the picture it is a little difficult to understand why an audience should care what happened. Jul 15, 2021 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Germanic technique flourishes in Americana Sep 6, 2009 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 14, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A cynical political melodrama. Rated: B Nov 6, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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Sarah C It's just that I don't like Joan Crawford and her counterpart se I can't watch the movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/04/24 Full Review Steve D Quite entertaining thanks to the great cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Andy F A super melodrama, even though it's hard to see Joan Crawford as a siren! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/06/23 Full Review stu b Political shenanigans and corruption in a small Southern town. Joan Crawford--on the cusp of what was arguably her last great decade in film--stars as a dancer at a traveling carnival who falls for the local deputy sheriff, played by Zachary Scott. When his boss, Sydney Greenstreet (malevolent as always), learns of their relationship he chases Crawford out of town; he plans to groom his deputy for a seat in the U.S. Senate and doesn't want some dewy-eyed floozy getting in the way. Crawford and Scott are fine--as is David Brian, a rival mover-and-shaker also in love with Joan--but the whole thing is a bit too soapy, a tad too melodramatic. For Crawford fans only. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/17/21 Full Review joe m A tour de force of gritty, noir-ish drama somewhere in backwater America where there are two sides of the track - the right side on "Flamingo Road" and the wrong side where the carnival sets up! Spectacular performances from two of Hollywood's all time greats - Joan Crawford and - wait for it! - Sydney Greenstreet. Watching Greenstreet's performance, one can't help thinking of Burl Ives as Big Daddy in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and Orson Welles as Hank Quinlan in "Touch of Evil". Well, in "Flamingo Road" we've got Crawford as a tawdry carny and Greenstreet as a corrupt, corpulent sheriff. And from when they first see each other - the burn begins! Their venomous hatred will have brutal and deadly consequences. Yet, in the end, love will triumph! Just great! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review william d Not a bad little melodrama, although Sidney Greenstreet is almost incomprehensible. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Dancer Lane Bellamy (Joan Crawford) tours with a carnival, but is deserted in Boldon City when they flee to avoid their debts. Deputy Fielding Carlisle (Zachary Scott) arrives and, secretly smitten with her, helps Lane find employment as a waitress. However, scheming Sheriff Titus Semple's (Sydney Greenstreet) ambitious plans for Fielding to become a rep in the state legislature do not include his dating an itinerant woman, so he runs her out of town. Lane seeks revenge, but at what cost?
Director
Michael Curtiz
Producer
Jerry Wald
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 28, 1949, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2009
Runtime
1h 34m
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