Flim-Flam Man

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The Flim-Flam Man (1967)

Apr 4, 2000
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Pros:George C. Scott, con games, humor

Cons:Sarrazin and Lyon romance, dubious ending

"The Flim Flam Man" is a reasonably good comedy, with many funny scenes. George C. Scott is well suited for the lead role, and the script supplies him with many good lines. As a drama, however, the film ultimately loses its credibility.

"The Flim Flam Man" stars Scott as an aging con man. He recruits young Michael Sarrazin, also wanted by the law, as a shill. The pair commit various amusing cons, and soon the local sheriff (Harry Morgan) is after them. Meanwhile, Sarrazin gets a love interest in Sue Lyon (the young girl from "Lolita").

The film's humor comes from the marks, who typically are greedy and foolish yokels. The dumbest of them all is Slim Pickens, who has a great cameo performance. There is also a wild car chase that unfortunately wrecks a beautiful sports car.

The drama works less well. It is impossible to see why Lyon would fall in love with Sarrazin, who stole and wrecked her car. It is even more silly that Sarrazin would want to turn himself in, having just committed a slew of serious felonies, and then commit more in order to get Scott out of jail. The stereotype of rural Southerners, especially Sheriffs and moonshiners, as dumb and easily-manipulated yokels wears thin after a while. Sarrazin also seems to become an expert con artist the same day that he meets Scott.

Scott was much younger than his character, and he had to wear heavy makeup to look older. "The Flim Flam Man" was Sarrazin's first feature film. (65/100)



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