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Flamingo Road

Flamingo Road is a class vehicle for Joan Crawford, loaded with heartbreak, romance and stinging violence. Film is hooped together by a smart, well-meshed screenplay and reinforced by a strong cast and sound direction.

With:
Joan Crawford Zachary Scott Sydney Greenstreet David Brian Gertrude Michael Gladys George

Flamingo Road is a class vehicle for Joan Crawford, loaded with heartbreak, romance and stinging violence. Film is hooped together by a smart, well-meshed screenplay and reinforced by a strong cast and sound direction.

Yarn [from a play by Robert and Sally Wilder] swivels around a deadly antagonism between Crawford and Sydney Greenstreet, a sinister small-town sheriff with a ruthless appetite for power. Film rapidly gathers momentum after Crawford, stranded by a bankrupt sideshow company, falls in love with Zachary Scott, the sheriff’s protege.

Crawford imparts convincing personality shadings ranging from strength to tenderness with a continuous and convincing style. As the heavy, Greenstreet delivers a suavely powerful performance that surmounts his overdrawn role.

Flamingo Road

Production: Warner. Director Michael Curtiz; Producer Jerry Wald; Screenplay Robert Wilder, Edmund H. North; Camera Ted McCord; Editor Folmar Blangsted; Music Max Steiner; Art Director Leo Kuter

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1949. Running time: 94 MIN.

With: Joan Crawford Zachary Scott Sydney Greenstreet David Brian Gertrude Michael Gladys George

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