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Flame in the Streets


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Flame in the Streets 1961 PG

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Roy Ward Baker

A brilliantly performed social drama made in the wake of 1959’s Notting Hill riots. A trade union boss opposes the petty prejudices of his union when a black colleague stands for nomination. Director Roy Ward Baker and screenwriter Ted Willis paint a stark picture of early 1960s integration, with characters Gomez (Earl Cameron) and Sonny (Johnny Sekka) battling to overcome the colour bars in work and love against a background of hostility and intolerance. John Mills is superb as the idealist union leader forced to confront his own biased attitudes when his daughter (Sylvia Sims) brings her West Indian boyfriend home.

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Directed by

Roy Ward Baker


Johnny Sekka

Earl Cameron

Sylvia Syms

John Mills




West Indian community in Great Britain Interracial relationships Racism


Black Britain on Film


PG Contains scenes of racist language and behaviour




United Kingdom

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