The Flim-Flam Man
|The Flim-Flam Man|
|Directed by||Irvin Kershner|
|Produced by||Lawrence Turman|
|Written by||Guy Owen
|Starring||George C. Scott
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Running time||104 minutes|
|Box office||$1,200,000 (US/ Canada)|
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.
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.
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The Pigeon Drop scene with Slim Pickens as Jarvis Bates was filmed in Winchester, Kentucky during September 8–10, 1966.
- George C. Scott as Mordecai Jones
- Sue Lyon as Bonnie Lee Packard
- Harry Morgan as Sheriff Slade
- Jack Albertson as Mr Packard
- Alice Ghostley as Mrs Packard
- Albert Salmi as Deputy Meshaw
- Slim Pickens as Jarvis Bates
- Michael Sarrazin as Curley
- Strother Martin as Lovick
- George Mitchell as Tetter
- Woodrow Parfrey as Supermarket Manager
- 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
- "Big Rental Films of 1967", Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25. Please note these figures refer to rentals accruing to the distributors.
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