The Flim-Flam Man

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The Flim-Flam Man

Theatrical poster
Directed byIrvin Kershner
Produced byLawrence Turman
Written byGuy Owen
William Rose
StarringGeorge C. Scott
Sue Lyon
Michael Sarrazin
Music byJerry Goldsmith
CinematographyCharles Lang
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date(s)
  • August 22, 1967 (1967-08-22)
Running time104 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$3,845,000[1]
 
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The Flim-Flam Man

Theatrical poster
Directed byIrvin Kershner
Produced byLawrence Turman
Written byGuy Owen
William Rose
StarringGeorge C. Scott
Sue Lyon
Michael Sarrazin
Music byJerry Goldsmith
CinematographyCharles Lang
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date(s)
  • August 22, 1967 (1967-08-22)
Running time104 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$3,845,000[1]

The Flim-Flam Man is a 1967 American film directed by Irvin Kershner, starring George C. Scott, Michael Sarrazin and Sue Lyon, based on the novel The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man by Guy Owen. The film boasts a cast of well-known character actors in supporting roles, including Jack Albertson, Slim Pickens, Strother Martin, Harry Morgan and Albert Salmi. The movie is also noted for its jovial musical score by composer Jerry Goldsmith. It was shot in the Anderson County, Kentucky area.

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Plot summary

Mordecai C. Jones (Scott; a self-styled "M.B.S., C.S., D.D. — Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing!"), is a drifting confidence trickster who makes his living defrauding people in the southern United States. One of his specialties is rigged punchboards.

He befriends a young man named Curley (Sarrazin), a deserter on the run from the United States Army, and the two team up to make money and keep out of reach of the law.

Production

The car chase scene was filmed in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky and the courthouse scene at the Anderson County courthouse.

The Pigeon Drop scene with Slim Pickens as Jarvis Bates was filmed in Winchester, Kentucky during September 8–10, 1966.

Cast

References

  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p255

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