The Flim-Flam Man (1967)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy  |  29 September 1967 (West Germany)
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Mordecai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim-flam man') who takes on a young army deserter; Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé, and teaches him the tricks of the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Bonnie Lee Packard
Sheriff Slade
Mr. Packard
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George Mitchell ...
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Jay Ose ...
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Raymond Guth ...
First Fertilizer Man (as Ray Guth)


Mordecai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim-flam man') who takes on a young army deserter; Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé, and teaches him the tricks of the trade. Sheriff Slade (Harry Morgan) is in hot pursuit of the pair, and rich girl Bonnie Lee Packard (Sue Lyon) becomes romantically involved with Curley, and helps the fleeing duo stay one step ahead of the sheriff. The film features a great automobile chase for those who appreciate this kind of cinema hijinks. Screenplay by William Rose ("It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"). Written by alfiehitchie

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Meet Mordecai Jones; Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Double-Dealing!




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Release Date:

29 September 1967 (West Germany)  »

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The Flim Flam Man  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


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2.35 : 1
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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 »


In the car chase through town after hitting the watermelon trailer, Mordecai and Curley are being accosted by townspeople in the alley. Mordecai has his hat knocked off revealing dark hair with only the sides of his hair still gray. See more »


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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The Many Faces of George.C Scott
25 July 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Anyone who has seen George.C.Scott in his most widely recognized role as PATTON(1970) should take a look at his wonderful performance in THE FLIM FLAN MAN(1967). It's like looking at two absolutely different actors. I have always admired the actors and actress' who completely disappear into their parts (Alec Guiness, Kate Blanchet, Tom Hanks, to name a few) You forget for a few hours that you are watching an actor, and that makes the characters they play stand out all the more. In this film, Scott plays Mordecai Jones, a legendary con-man who takes up with a young soldier awol from the army. The two stike a chord immediately, and start working together to make a quick buck. Things start to get interesting when the young soldier proves to be a little bit too honset for the Flim Flan Man. The locales, supporting cast, and a top notch car chase make this film top notch entertainment, but it is Scott who steals the picture (as he has done so many times i.e DR STRANGELOVE, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS) as the wiley and charming Flim Flan Man. Grab a copy of THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, and make it a evening. You won't be disappointed you did.

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