The New Pictures, May 2, 1949

Flamingo Road (Warner) sends Joan Crawford traveling, somewhat wearily, down the well-beaten Hollywood trail of rags-to-riches. This time the trail begins in a small town when Joan ditches her job with a broken-down carnival and meets up romantically with Deputy Sheriff Zachary Scott. Next she gets a respectable job as a local waitress. Before she ends up in the town's biggest mansion, as the wife of the state's biggest politico (David Brian), she has to take a series of plot hurdles and heartbreaks. Biggest hurdle of all is Scott's vicious, milk-drinking boss (Sydney...

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