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Director:
Writers:
William Rose (screenplay)
Guy Owen (based on a novel by)
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Release Date:
29 September 1967 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Meet Mordecai Jones; Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing-Dealing!
Plot:
Mordecai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim flam man') who takes on a young army... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Missed this one on the big screen... See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George C. Scott ... Mordecai

Sue Lyon ... Bonnie Lee Packard

Harry Morgan ... Sheriff Slade

Jack Albertson ... Mr. Packard

Alice Ghostley ... Mrs. Packard

Albert Salmi ... Deputy Meshaw

Slim Pickens ... Jarvis Bates

Michael Sarrazin ... Curley

Strother Martin ... Lovick
George Mitchell ... Tetter

Woodrow Parfrey ... Super Market Manager
Jay Ose ... Second Fertilizer Man
Raymond Guth ... First Fertilizer Man (as Ray Guth)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Baker ... Doodle Powell (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Deputy-Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Irvin Kershner 
 
Writing credits
William Rose (screenplay)

Guy Owen (based on a novel by)

Produced by
Lawrence Turman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink (film editor)
 
Casting by
Joe Scully (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Lewis H. Creber  (as Lewis Creber)
Jack Martin Smith 
Robert Emmet Smith  (as Robert E. Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
John Sturtevant (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Jeakins (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist
Ben Nye .... makeup
 
Production Management
Joseph E. Rickards .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director
William Kissell .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Thomas Gark .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Dockendorf .... sound
J.S. Westmoreland .... sound (as Josh Westmoreland)
Jim Bullock .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Coleman D. Brandenburg .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tom Dittman .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom L. Dittman .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Homer Plannette .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Victor Arno .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Alexander Gerens .... music copyist (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... music copyist (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Peter Nelson .... assistant to producer
Phill Norman .... titles: Cinefx
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"One Born Every Minute" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
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Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Vaughn Tobacco Warehouses in Lexington, Kentucky were converted to soundstages for interior shooting of this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Doodle Powell takes his gun off Mordecai and Curley and runs away, Curley suddenly disappears and is shown re-entering the camp from the background.See more »
Quotes:
Curley:They catch us now, they gonna hang us!See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "Peyton Place" (1964)See more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Missed this one on the big screen..., 13 May 2003
Author: Greg Couture from Portland, Oregon

Happened to be channel-surfing today and, how amazing!, came in on an early scene of this film (instead of one of the endless stream of advertisements and promo clips that pad their broadcasts) on American Movie Classics. Not letterboxed, of course (and WHY NOT?!!?, may I ask), so that director Irvin Kershner's Panavision framing was not part of the pleasure of viewing this pell-mell tale, scripted by the gifted William Rose. I don't know why I avoided catching this during its initial theatrical release, possibly because the trailers were somehow drab-looking (a fault of the cheap film stock commonly used at the time to advertise films shot in DeLuxe Color) and too frantic, the latter easily achieved when there's so much amazingly choreographed action for an editor to choose from.

Anyway, the cast, topped by George C. Scott, clearly enjoying himself in a bravura performance, includes Harry Morgan, Albert Salmi, Alice Ghostley, Slim Pickens...wow! What a roster!...and the lovely Sue Lyon (who, in one carefully lit shot looked like the ideal choice to play Joanne Woodward's younger sister in a movie one could imagine but that never got made before Ms. Lyon's retirement to, one hopes, a very happy marriage.) Michael Sarrazin acquits himself quite well, despite the formidable presence of Mr. Scott in full thespic throttle, and Jerry Goldsmith's music underscores the proceedings quite skillfully, including his use of a harmonica (which I usually find somewhat off-putting.) My only complaint, as an enthusiast for Detroit products of the past, is the merciless destruction of that bright red Plymouth convertible as it careens through a town left devastated in its wake. That particular sequence packed more eye-popping excitement than all of the more recent destruction derbies in the many so-called action movies in the decades since.

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