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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
The joke phoney degree academic qualification that veteran confidence trickster Mordecai C. Jones (George C. Scott said he had was a "Masters of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing", which was abbreviated with the letters MBSCD. See more »
When Curley complains to Jarvis Bates about having to wait so long for Mordecai's return, his mouth isn't moving. See more »
Educational Credits: "M.B.S., C.S., D.D. - Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing!"
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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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