Original vintage Australian Daybill movie poster.Flame and the Flesh is a 1954 drama film made by MGM that stars Lana Turner. In this film, Lana Turner, famously blonde, appears as a brunette. The film also features Pier Angeli, Carlos Thompson and Bonar Colleano. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Joe Pasternak from a screenplay by Helen Deutsch based on the novel by Auguste Bailly. The music score was by Nicholas Brodszky and the cinematography by Christopher Challis.