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Payday (1973)

R | | Drama | 9 June 1975 (Sweden)
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
... Mayleen Travis
... Rosamond McClintock
... Clarence McGinty
Jeff Morris ... Bob Tally
... Chicago
Henry O. Arnold ... Ted
Bobby Smith ... Lyman Pitt
Dallas Smith ... Henry Tutweiler
Richard Hoffman ... Foggy Bottom Yonce
Walter Bamberg ... Bridgeway
... Galen Dann
Clara Dunn ... Mama Dann
Linda Spatz ... Sandy
Earle Trigg ... Bob Dickey
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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 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 <bjmoose@idirect.com>

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"You only pass this way once, it might as well be in a Cadillac." See more »

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$760,000 (estimated)
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Both Ralph J. Gleason and Don Carpenter recommended Rip Torn for the role of Maury Dann. See more »

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[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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A forgotten character study film from the 1970's
27 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

For those of you who are familiar with Rip Torn as irascible and authoritarian yet lovable characters such as Artie in "The Larry Sanders Show" and Zed in "Men in Black" be prepared for a shock. In this film there is nothing likable about Torn's character Maury Dann, a country singer currently on tour through the south. There is no wisdom behind his cynicism - he is all about using people. Specifically he is all about indulging in all the sex and substance abuse he can without regard to what it does to others. His life takes a turn to an even darker place when the boyfriend of one of his one-night stands catches up with him in a restaurant one day. This is one of those character study films that were very popular in the 1970's, and Torn does a great job playing a totally ruthless individual who has a totally different on-stage persona from his actual personality. He even does a fine job singing the country and western songs. Payday was directed by 1974 National Society of Film Critics Award winner Daryl Duke.

It's a hidden gem worth seeking out.


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