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The Great Flamarion (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 30 March 1945 (USA)
Flamarion, expert marksman, is entertaining people in a show which features Connie, beautiful woman and her husband Al. Flamarion and Connie fall in love and decide to get rid of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Mann

Writers:

Anne Wigton (screenplay), Heinz Herald (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Erich von Stroheim ... The Great Flamarion (as Erich Von Stroheim)
Mary Beth Hughes ... Connie Wallace
Dan Duryea ... Al Wallace
Steve Barclay ... Eddie Wheeler (as Stephen Barclay)
Lester Allen ... Tony
Esther Howard ... Cleo
Michael Mark Michael Mark ... Nightwatchman
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Storyline

Flamarion, expert marksman, is entertaining people in a show which features Connie, beautiful woman and her husband Al. Flamarion and Connie fall in love and decide to get rid of the alcoholic husband. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Great With a Gun!!


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Pigeon See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene where Connie Wallace first tells Flamarion of her love for him, the position of the gun in Flamarion's hand changes depending upon the shot. When it is a close-up of Flamarion, the gun barrel is high up, about the level of Flamarion's upper arm. In the wider shot, the gun barrel is in the crook of his elbow as his arms are folded. See more »

Quotes

Connie Wallace: You know, no matter how fast you drink it the distilleries can still stay way ahead of you.
Al Wallace: Yup. But by next week I'll have 'em workin nights to do it!
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It Doesn't Go Up in Flamarions
2 October 2007 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is a decent little movie with a really nasty woman. She is really quite beautiful, and in the Blue Angel tradition, makes a man twice her age and not all that attractive, fall for her. There's no fool like an old fool and you don't mess with Von Stroheim. I wasn't aware that the great actor/director made some pretty weak films over the years. This one survives pretty well. Von Stroheim plays Flamarion, a trick shot artist, who is in great demand. He gets into the business of an alcoholic and his cheating wife. She uses him, changes him, and then he wants revenge. The story is told by Flamarion as another vaudeville performer holds him in his arms as he dies. It is told in flashback. I have to admit knowing that things had no possibility of working out, yet because of the interesting nature of the characters, particularly the young woman (who is beautiful, even by modern standards). Those of us who have had those yearnings to be young again and have a second chance can easily sympathize as this man makes mistake after mistake; loving too much; trusting too much. I was fairly impressed by the movie.


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