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The Flim-Flam Man (1967)

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.

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Sheriff Slade
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Deputy Meshaw
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Jarvis Bates
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Curley
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Lovick
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Tetter
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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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Meet Mordecai Jones; Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Double-Dealing! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

29 September 1967 (West Germany)  »

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The Flim Flam Man  »

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$3,845,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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This movie was filmed in Lexington, Kentucky and surrounding small towns, including Richmond, Winchester, and Irvine, Kentucky. The scene which shows the green bridge and A&P store was shot in Irvine, a small Appalachian town in Estill County, Kentucky. Townspeople had never witnessed a movie being made, and many stood excitedly watching the process. Highly acclaimed actor Harry Dean Stanton was born in West Irvine, which is very close in location to shots taken for this movie. However, Stanton had long since departed for Hollywood, and had already starred in many classic hit shows and movies by that time. See more »

Goofs

The deflated tires are fully inflated when the truck leaves the railroad tracks. See more »

Quotes

Mordecai Jones: Only cheat the cheaters, boy - you can't cheat an honest man!
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Features Peyton Place (1964) See more »

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George C. Scott fans shouldn't miss this one.
4 October 2001 | by (North Hemis) – See all my reviews

Wry comedy-drama with an appropriately larger-than-life performance by George C. Scott. The great supporting cast includes Henry Morgan and Slim Pickens, excellent as always, plus Michael Sarrazin in a more animated performance than usual. Expert use of some off-the-beaten-path Southern locales. The script is quite perceptive in its view of mankind's flaws and foibles. A fun, slapsticky car chase, too. If you can convince your viewing companions to pass up the usual "New Releases" drivel and take a chance on this one, you'll be well-rewarded.


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