The Flim-Flam Man (1967) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Flim-Flam Man (1967)




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Michael Sarrazin plays Curley, a young man gone AWOL from the Army who soon makes the acquaintance of Mordechai (George C. Scott), a veteran confidence man. Mordecai takes a liking to Curley, and offers to show him the tricks of the trade as they drift through the American South, pulling one scam after another. But when Curley meets Bonnie Lee Packard (Sue Lyon), romance rears its head and Curley decides to go straight. Mordecai is not so easily convinced to leave his trade behind, however, and when a car theft goes spectacularly wrong and Mordecai ends up in jail, Curley has to pull a fast one to got his pal out of stir. The Flim Flam Man also features a host of notable character actors, including Slim Pickens, Alice Ghostley, and Strother Martin.


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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Critic Reviews for The Flim-Flam Man

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

There are also some nicely directed scenes in which Scott gradually overcomes the suspicions of his victims... But, in the end, Scott doesn't quite come off as the flim-flam man.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Rogues and scoundrels are not really lovable except in fiction, plays and movies, and then only in proportion to the quality of the work. I am happy to report that The Flim-Flam Man, all about a confidence man, has the necessary quality.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 2/5

Pleasant, off-beat comedy drama.

June 16, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

In keeping with their shifty con tricks, the characters stay on the move

January 1, 2000

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