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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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Complete credited cast:
Mr. Packard
Mrs. Packard
Super Market Manager
Jay Ose ...
Second Fertilizer Man
Raymond Guth ...
First Fertilizer Man (as Ray Guth)


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 »


Action | Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

29 September 1967 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Flim Flam Man  »

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$3,845,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


George C. Scott starred in this film from 20th Century Fox which was the same movie studio that would produce Patton (1970) for which Scott would win the Oscar / Academy Award for Best Actor in 1971. See more »


In the very last scene when the train goes by, the locomotive and caboose are Union Pacific equipment re-lettered L&N (Louisville and Nashville RR) so the scene must have been filmed in southern California. 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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Film Flam Man needs to be on DVD before I die of old age..

Wanted to point out that the 1967 20th Century Fox film The Film Flam Man starring George C Scott and Michael Sarrazin has never see digital media. No laser discs were ever made, and now in its 14th year, no DVD either. This wonderful panavision comedy, and cast along with an excellent soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith is just crying out to be made in 5.1 surround and 2:35.1 widescreen. All prints on TV are purple in texture, and the VHS, though as good as we can get now, is full screen. I have heard rumors that AMC has run this film in widescreen. But AMC doesn't reach all the populace in every region on cable TV. I have written many letters on different forums and also to Fox themselves, but never a peep from the studio when a DVD may be in the works. Can others help me and others like me, to get this gem on video in proper form??

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