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"The Flim-Flam Man" (1967)


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On 6/23/2019 at 8:19 PM, MC Horoscope said:

By the way, I love Albert Salmi!  As Rocks pointed out he was the original Bruce Pearson in the tv performance of Bang the Drum Slowly, the one with Paul Newman playing Henry "Author" Wiggen in an amazing performance. In this episode of Rt. 66 Salmi plays a slow witted but goodhearted rodeo clown, and I've been seeing him a lot lately on cable as Deputy Meshaw in The Flim Flam Man movie with George C. Scott, Michael Sarrazin, Sue Lyon, and Harry Morgan as the sheriff yelling "Meshaw" throughout. I swear that BEFORE The Blues Brothers movie came out and its car chase through a mall The Flim Flam Man must have had the funniest, most car demolishing chase in movie history!

On 6/23/2019 at 9:44 PM, DonRocks said:

Without looking, wasn't George C. Scott in "The Flim-Flam Man?"

17 hours ago, MC Horoscope said:

Mordecai Jones in The Flim Flam Man!

From Roger Ebert's Oct 31, 1967 Review:

"I announced some time ago, in connection with "Casino Royale" (1967) I think, that chase scenes had just about had it as laugh-getters in the movies. Wrong again. There is a chase scene in this one that's a classic. The flim-flam man, dressed, as a minister, and his pupil, dressed as an accident victim, steal a car and lead the sheriff on a brilliantly photographed chase down the sidewalks and through the watermelon wagons of the South."

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