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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 »

Director:

Daryl Duke

Writer:

Don Carpenter
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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If you can't smoke it, drink it, spend it or love it... forget it. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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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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Flatland
Written by Tommy McKinney (as T. McKinney)
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Payday hits the paydirt
28 November 2005 | by Miksa76See all my reviews

I saw this about 3 years ago - I got to admit I was slightly inebriated after a lot of alcohol, but still some of the scenes penetrated my mind clearly, with their pull-no-punches cynicism. Maury Dann (played by Rip Torn) was one of the most memorable crooks I've ever seen in film. This sombre character study from the 70's addresses the themes of power and using people, set in the world of country & western music. As Dann's world slowly but surely crumbles, we see glimpses of the past of this cynical singer star trying to hit it big and the bleak relationships around him.

I agree with the previous writer, that the film is (sadly) largely unknown, despite a great script by the writer Don Carpenter and a staggering performance from Rip Torn.


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