Flame in the Streets

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Released 1961

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Director:
Roy Ward Baker
Released:
1961
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Flame in the Streets is a 1961 British film directed by Roy Ward Baker and based on the play by Hot Summer Night by Ted Willis. Jacko Palmer (John Mills) is a working class union leader who encourages civility and a hard work ethic amongst his fellow employees. When racial tensions concerning a black foreman flare up, Jacko works to calm everyone down and squelch any racist stereotypes that exist. Meanwhile, Jacko's daughter Kathie (Sylvia Syms) has recently fallen in love with a fellow schoolteacher Peter Lincoln (Johnny Sekka). When she informs Jacko of her feelings for Peter, who is black, he struggles with his own racial prejudices. Kathie's mother becomes upset and Jacko must decide how he feels about his daughter being involved in a mixed-race couple. Also starring Brenda De Banzie, Earl Cameron, and Johnny Sekka, Flame in the Streets was nominated for a 1962 BAFTA for Best British Screenplay.

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Drama

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Classics, Social Issues