This bluesy main theme is the Sue theme from Crime School (1938); Steiner gives it a new ending to transition into this film better; the theme represents a place of success and attainment: "Flamingo Road"
Book cover for Flamingo Road
[m. 7] sfz; [m. 12] (quasi blues); [m. 15] mf; [m. 16] Murray: legitimate from here on of course / molto expressivo / strong / f / arpeggios; [m. 17] allargando
Features sturdy parallel triadic motion and a number of borrowed chords derived from the blues scale (bIII, bVI, v, biii, etc.); at one point the parallel progression includes a flat I chord; the main theme has three main motives x, y, and z (in measures 1, 2, and 3 respectively)