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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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Details

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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Connections

Edited into Muchachada nui: Episode #2.11 (2008) See more »

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It All Started In Pittsburgh
2 October 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

Or so the von Stroheim character begins his flashback narration.

This movie has never quite worked for me. Anthony Mann was a superb director. Von Stroheim was too. And he was a fine actor in "Grand Illusion" and an interesting character actor in "Sunset Boulevard." Dan Duryea was good at playing heals. But he isn't one here, exactly. He drinks too much but we have an idea why.

Mary Beth Hughes is persuasive as a cold-hearted gold-digger. But it never rings true. Stroheim is not sufficiently sympathetic. If his role had been played by Peter Lorre, the movie might have worked. As it is, everything is set up before we even begin to watch it.


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