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The Flim-Flam Man (1967)

The Flim-Flam Man




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In this comedy, a canny old grifter begins teaching the art of conning to an AWOL soldier as they travel throughout the South. Soon the young student is as good as his tutor at bilking the innocent, but then he falls deeply in love with a small-town girl who inspires the fellow to not only reform himself, but also to reform his teacher. Unfortunately, the old con man isn't interested in the straight and narrow and at one point ends up in jail after stealing a car and trashing most of the town during his escape. Fortunately, his younger partner decides to pull off one last scam and keep his mentor out of jail by claiming that he has enough explosives to raze the jail. During the ensuing scuffle, the old man escapes and takes an outbound train. Later the younger fellow is released because he was only fooling. George C. Scott is particularly memorable as the young man's feisty teacher.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: William Rose
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


George C. Scott
as Mordecai Jones
Sue Lyon
as Bonnie Lee Packard
Harry Morgan
as Sheriff Slade
Jack Albertson
as Mr. Packard
Alice Ghostley
as Mrs. Packard
Albert Salmi
as Deputy Meshaw
Slim Pickens
as Jarvis Bates
Woodrow Parfrey
as Supermarket manager
Jay Ose
as 2nd Fertilizer Man
Raymond Guth
as 1st Fertilizer Man
Jesse L. Baker
as Doodle Powell
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 11, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

O relacionamento entre os personagens de Sarrazin e Scott é uma boa base para o filme, mas este se enfraquece com a subtrama romântica envolvendo Sue Lyon e desmorona de vez em seu terceiro ato que busca o drama.

November 16, 2006
Cinema em Cena

Pleasant, off-beat comedy drama.

June 16, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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