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Flap (1970)

GP | | Comedy, Drama | November 1970 (USA)
Comedy based on the plight of modern Native Americans living on reservations.

Director:

Carol Reed

Writers:

Clair Huffaker (novel), Clair Huffaker (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Quinn ... Flapping Eagle
Claude Akins ... Lobo Jackson
Tony Bill ... Eleven Snowflake
Shelley Winters ... Dorothy Bluebell
Victor Jory ... Wounded Bear Mr. Smith (Attorney at Law)
Don Collier ... Mike Lyons
Victor French ... Sgt. Rafferty
Rodolfo Acosta ... Mr. Storekeeper
Susana Miranda ... Ann Looking Deer
Anthony Caruso ... Silver Dollar
William Mims William Mims ... Steve Gray
Rudy Diaz ... Larry Standing Elk
Pedro Regas ... She'll-Be-Back-Pretty-Soon
John War Eagle ... Luke Wolf
J. Edward McKinley ... Harris
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A hard-drinking, reckless-living Indian named Flapping Eagle decides that his people have been pushed around by the white man long enough. Mounting his horse H-Bomb, Flap proceeds to hijack a railroad, lasso a helicopter, and begin the Last Great Indian Uprising. His assaults on the Establishment provide an earnest indictment of Indian neglect by the U.S. government. Written by alfiehitchie

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A warning to the Mayor: FLAP is here! The Indians have already claimed Alcatraz. City Hall may be next. You have been warned. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nobody Loves Flapping Eagle See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the final scene, there is a movie marquee with the words: "Now Showing/Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian". That was the title of the novel on which the movie was based. See more »

Soundtracks

If Nobody Loves
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Estelle Levitt
Sung by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
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Hearts but not heads in the right place
13 May 2019 | by jameselliot-1See all my reviews

The sentiment is appreciated but not the execution. The ongoing plight of the Native American is the worthy subject but having the key roles played by whites was the usual Hollywood BS and comes across as exploitative and stereotyped. Quinn was a great actor but his drunken bear of a man routine wears out fast, as it did in A Dream of Kings.


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