Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 104: Sat Aug 28

Flame in the Streets (Ward Baker, 1961): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 5.10pm

Time Out review:
A relatively early attempt to come to terms - in melodramatic form - with racism and the aspirations of black immigrants in Britain. John 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.
Adrian Turner

Here (and above) is an extract.

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