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Harold Ericson in The Flaming Urge

The Flaming Urge

1953 NR

Allured by the sound of fire engines, Tom Smith (Harold Lloyd Jr.) secretly suffers an insatiable obsession with blazing infernos -- until a serial arsonist strikes and Tom stands out as the obvious choice for prime suspect. Shortly after relocating to a small town, Tom forms a flame fetish friendship with his employer, Mr. Chalmers, but when locals get wind of Tom's compulsion, pyromania and paranoia threaten to burn his world to the ground.