The Flame and the Flesh (1954)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmed on location in Europe, Flame and the Flesh is nothing more nor less than a vehicle for the glamorous Lana Turner. The plot finds Madeline (Ms. Turner) stranded in Italy with nary a lire to her name. But this doesn't bother her, because she's always depended upon the kindness of strangers--handsome, wealthy strangers. Madeline's present target is singer Nino (Carlos Thompson), who is engaged to Lisa (Pier Angeli). Throwing Lisa over, Nino weds Madeline, only to discover that she hasn't any intention of giving up her amorous lifestyle. Ultimately, Madeline comes to the realization that Nino is the only man in her life, but she seems to have a lot of fun sampling the alternatives.



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