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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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Bonnie Lee Packard
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Sheriff Slade
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Jarvis Bates
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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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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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Trivia

One of two crime films first released in the year of 1967 which featured a leading character called "Bonnie". In The Flim-Flam Man (1967) it was Bonnie Lee Packard played by Sue Lyon in this film whilst Faye Dunaway played one of the title characters in the classic gangster movie Bonnie and Clyde (1967). See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place during mid-September (referred to in the dialogue and the banner being hung in downtown Clayton), but when the car crashes through the alley, the area is full of Christmas trees and ornaments being unloaded. See more »

Quotes

Curley: They catch us now, they gonna hang us!
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Features Peyton Place (1964) See more »

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This movie need to be better known!
21 July 2001 | by (CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on AMC a while back and fell in love with its charm and hilarity. The film is about a runaway teenager and a seasoned old "crook". The movie is very funny, with one great scene linked to the next one. Directed by Irvin Kershner (Empire Strikes Back). Here, he shows a flair for staging complex set pieces and good comic timing. George C. Scott, always great, seems to be the perfect choice as the old con-man. As playful as this film is, there are some tender moments between the characters, adding some heart to an already fun movie. I hope this movie becomes more widespread in the future, since I feel so many are missing out on this one!

This movie was so good, I hunted down the next scheduled airing on TV, and made sure I recorded it. I've enjoyed it on tape ever since. Here's hoping for a future DVD!


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