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Flamingo Road (Michael Curtiz, 1949) - Trailer

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Film noir directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet and David Brian. The screenplay by Robert Wilder was based on a 1946 play written by Wilder and his wife, Sally, which was based on Robert Wilder's 1942 novel of the same name. The plot follows an ex-carnival dancer who marries a local businessman to seek revenge on a corrupt political boss who had her railroaded into prison. It is fair to state that Joan Crawford has a somewhat unsettled career in the Strand's new picture from the Warners, a murky thing called "Flamingo Road." At the start of this jumbled melodrama, Miss Crawford is a carnival girl, solemnly bent upon retirement in a barbarous southern town. Successively thereafter she is a waitress in a cheap cafe, an inmate of the workhouse, an employe of a sporting resort, the mistress and wife of a political chieftain and, eventually, a jailbird again.