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Payday (1973)

R | | Drama | 9 June 1975 (Sweden)
Maury Dann (Rip Torn, in one of his most memorable performances) is anot-so-nice country-Western singer. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even ... See full summary »

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Daryl Duke

Writer:

Don Carpenter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rip Torn ... Maury Dann
Ahna Capri ... Mayleen Travis
Elayne Heilveil ... Rosamond McClintock
Michael C. Gwynne ... Clarence McGinty
Jeff Morris Jeff Morris ... Bob Tally
Cliff Emmich ... Chicago
Henry O. Arnold Henry O. Arnold ... Ted
Bobby Smith Bobby Smith ... Lyman Pitt
Dallas Smith Dallas Smith ... Henry Tutweiler
Richard Hoffman Richard Hoffman ... Foggy Bottom Yonce
Walter Bamberg Walter Bamberg ... Bridgeway
Eleanor Fell ... Galen Dann
Clara Dunn Clara Dunn ... Mama Dann
Linda Spatz Linda Spatz ... Sandy
Earle Trigg Earle Trigg ... Bob Dickey
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Maury Dann (Rip Torn, in one of his most memorable performances) is anot-so-nice country-Western singer. 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 whom he stabbed. Written by Ian Johnston <bjmoose@idirect.com>

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Maury Dann lived for the birds ... the booze ... the brawls but in the end it was payday! See more »

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Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1975 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Dia de Pagamento See more »

Filming Locations:

Selma, Alabama, USA

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Budget:

$760,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[To Rosamond.]
Mayleen: If I was a man, I'd ball you, too. God knows you're easy enough.
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Soundtracks

Baby Here's a Dime
Written by Shel Silverstein
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Torn just about holds this one together.
1 June 2018 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Daryl Duke's "Payday" is a film that has barely seen the light of day, at least here in the UK. It came out in 1973, at a time when the American cinema was going through something of a renaissance and while it is far from being a classic and very rough around the edges it certainly didn't deserve its fate. Rip Torn is the thoroughly nasty, small-time country and western singer who will do whatever it takes to further his career and step on and over whoever gets in his way in the process. It's easy to see why the film wasn't a success. Apart from Torn, who makes the most of a mediocre script, it's poorly acted and has very much a B-Movie feel to it. However, it has built up something of a cult reputation probably stemming from the fact that it's been very little seen.


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