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The Flim-Flam Man (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 21 September 1967 (UK)
A rural con artist and an army deserter cheat the townsfolk and are aided by a rich gal who shields the fleeing duo from the wrath of the pursuing sheriff.

Director:

Irvin Kershner

Writers:

William Rose (screenplay), Guy Owen (based on a novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George C. Scott ... Mordecai
Sue Lyon ... Bonnie Lee Packard
Harry Morgan ... Sheriff Slade
Jack Albertson ... Mr. Packard
Alice Ghostley ... Mrs. Packard
Albert Salmi ... Deputy Meshaw
Slim Pickens ... Jarvis Bates
Michael Sarrazin ... Curley
Strother Martin ... Lovick
George Mitchell ... Tetter
Woodrow Parfrey ... Super Market Manager
Jay Ose Jay Ose ... Second Fertilizer Man
Raymond Guth Raymond Guth ... First Fertilizer Man (as Ray Guth)
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Storyline

Mordecai Jones is a rural con artist (a 'flim-flam man') who takes on a young army deserter; Curley as his protege, and teaches him the tricks of the trade. Sheriff Slade is in hot pursuit of the pair, and rich girl Bonnie Lee Packard becomes romantically involved with Curley, and helps the fleeing duo stay one step ahead of the sheriff. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines:

The Flim-Flam Man is Flim-Fun! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flim Flam Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Frankfort, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,845,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some promotional materials feature an upside down letter "A" in the word "FLAM" in the movie's The Flim-Flam Man (1967) title logo. See more »

Goofs

In the very last scene when the train goes by, the locomotive and caboose are Union Pacific equipment re-lettered L&N (Louisville and Nashville RR) so the scene must have been filmed in southern California. See more »

Quotes

Mordecai Jones: Son, you'd be amazed at the hundreds of satisfied students I've matriculated over the last 50 years!
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Connections

Referenced in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968) See more »

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Great cast!
4 October 1999 | by yenloSee all my reviews

One of those movies that's fun to watch over and over. An all around excellent cast headed up George C. Scott as the traveling con-man . Support by Harry Morgan, Slim Pickens, Strother Martin, Jack Albertson, Michael Sarrazin, Sue Lyon. Woodrow Parfrey and Alice Ghostley make this comedy/light drama film a classic. The con games played on Martin, Pickens and Parfrey are truly great as well as the car and truck chases. You can't help but like this picture.


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