Payday (1973)

R  |   |  Drama  |  18 September 1975 (Sweden)
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A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maury Dann
Ahna Capri ...
Mayleen Travis
Elayne Heilveil ...
Rosamond McClintock
Clarence McGinty
Jeff Morris ...
Bob Tally
Cliff Emmich ...
Henry O. Arnold ...
Bobby Smith ...
Lyman Pitt
Dallas Smith ...
Henry Tutweiler
Richard Hoffman ...
Foggy Bottom Yonce
Walter Bamberg ...
Eleanor Fell ...
Galen Dann
Cara Dunn ...
Mama Dann
Linda Spatz ...
Earle Trigg ...
Bob Dickey


A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to take the blame for the death of a fan which he stabbed. Written by Ian Johnston <>

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For Maury Dann Super-Star, every day is "PAYDAY." See more »




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18 September 1975 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Dzien zaplaty  »

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$760,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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It took fourteen days to shoot all the car scenes. See more »


[To Rosamond.]
Mayleen: If I was a man, I'd ball you, too. God knows you're easy enough.
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Written by Ian Tyson & Sylvia Tyson
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Underrated film
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Rip Torn steals the film and lifts it above its drive-in milieu. It played briefly in NYC and the cast works hard enough to make it a good rental. Many of the actors had only TV credits and this could have been a breakthrough film. It was marketed poorly. It also has a good 'road' feel to it. This road feel could have made it a nifty period piece. Why it never made a punch is hard to tell. However a preview audience in NYC found a lot to like about it, including the Torn character's disregard for the other characters. It's worth a look and should make a good double bill in a rep cinema with Coppola's "You're A Big Boy Now" where Torn and the Lovin' Spoonful soundtrack help to save that film. The film was also released at a time when everybody was trying to "recreate" Easy Rider, et al.

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