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The Great Imposter (1961)





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Based on a true story, this film follows the life of Ferdinand Waldo Demara, Jr. (Tony Curtis), who made a career out of conning people by posing as various professionals, including a doctor, a professor, and a priest.


Tony Curtis
as Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr. / Martin Donner / Dr. Gilbert / B
Karl Malden
as Father Devlin
Edmond O'Brien
as Capt. Glover - HMCS Cayuga
Arthur O'Connell
as Warden J.B. Chandler
Gary Merrill
as Pa Demara
Joan Blackman
as Catherine Lacey
Raymond Massey
as Abbott Donner
Jeanette Nolan
as Ma Demara
Larry Gates
as Cardinal
Mike Kellin
as Thompson
Cindi Wood
as WAC Lieutenant
Robert Crawford Jr.
as Demara as a Boy
Dick Sargent
as Hotchkiss
Ward Ramsey
as Executive Officer Howard
Philip Ahn
as Hun Kin
Harry Carey Jr.
as Dr. Joseph Mornay
Jerry Paris
as Defense Lieutenant
Willard Sage
as Lt. Thorton
Herbert Rudley
as Senior Officer
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A biopic about a likable impostor and dreamer that's set in the 1950s, and is ably played by Tony Curtis.

October 19, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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