Flame in the Streets

Flame in the Streets

John Mills
Director: Roy Ward Baker Cast: John Mills
John Mills
, Sylvia Syms
Sylvia Syms
, Brenda de Banzie
Brenda de Banzie
Roy Ward Baker


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Versatile director Roy Baker tackles the question of racial bias in this dated but effective drama, a working-class version of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Jacko Palmer (John Mills) is a dedicated, talented union leader who manages to mediate an upheaval over a black foreman at work and prevent a strike. Meanwhile, Palmer's daughter Kathie (Sylvia Syms) has fallen in love with a schoolteacher colleague of hers, Peter Lincoln (Johnny Sekka), who happens to be black. The couple plan on marrying, and that creates havoc in the Palmer home where Kathie's mother throws a fit. The full gamut of racial prejudices unfolds, while the father tries to reconcile his own feelings and root out any biases that lurk there. Johnny Sekka might be better known to U.S. audiences as Dr. Benjamin Kyle in the TV series, Babylon 5.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2011
UPC: 0089859873928
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Vci Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 52,805

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Mills Jacko Palmer
Sylvia Syms Kathie Palmer
Brenda de Banzie Neil Palmer
Earl Cameron Gabriel Gomez
Johnny Sekka Peter Lincoln
Ann Lynn Judy Gomez
Wilfrid Brambell Old man
Meredith Edwards Harry Mitchell
Newton Blick Visser
Glyn Houston Hugh Davies
Michael Wynne Les
Dan Jackson Jubilee
Cyril Chamberlain James Dowell
Gretchen Franklin Mrs. Bingham
Harry Baird Billy
Barbara Windsor Girlfriend

Technical Credits
Roy Ward Baker Director,Producer
Christopher G. Challis Cinematographer
Roger Cherrill Editor
Philip Green Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Hanbury Associate Producer
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director
Ted Willis Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Flame in the Streets
1. Opening [8:23]
2. The Boss [8:01]
3. Are You Going? [6:14]
4. It's Mitchell [5:43]
5. It Can Wait [4:12]
6. Get Married? [8:17]
7. Bonfire [7:59]
8. We Must Talk [9:12]
9. Go To Your [9:28]
10. A Blessing? [11:06]
11. Start Some Action [7:09]
12. Face To Face [2:57]

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