A Crawford vehicle all the way, FLAMINGO ROAD profiles a woman many times wronged who struggles to reach her destination, happiness. Crawford is a cooch dancer in a carnival sideshow, a wiggler who catches the eye of Scott, a charming but weak-willed deputy to tyrant sheriff Greenstreet.
When the show folds and Crawford is stranded, Scott gets her a job as a waitress. Greenstreet, who considers Scott his political protege and a controllable candidate for state senator, does not want to see his plans upset by some scheming female. He frames Crawford on a phony prostitution charge,
and she is sent to prison. Greenstreet goes on to arrange a "politically correct" marr...