Flame in the Streets

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A relatively early attempt to come to terms - in melodramatic form - with racism and the aspirations of black immigrants in Britain. Mills owns a furniture factory and is proud of his tolerance, endorsing a Jamaican's candidacy as shop steward. However, enlightened shop floor attitudes are one thing; his daughter marrying a black is quite another. It's a bit like a social thesis - Discuss - but its background of poor housing and gangs of teddy boys roving the streets like the Ku Klux Klan is convincing enough.

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Roy Baker
Screenwriter: Ted Willis
Cast: John Mills
Brenda de Banzie
Sylvia Syms
Earl Cameron
Johnny Sekka
Ann Lynn
Wilfrid Brambell
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