The Flim-Flam Man

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The Flim-Flam Man
is a 1967 American Slapstick Car Chase Comedy film directed by Irvin Kershner, starring George C. Scott, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Herschel Bernardi, The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, Buddy Hackett, Michael Sarrazin, Sue Lyon, Ethel Merman, Mel Brooks, Jonathan Winters, Henry Winkler, Terry Thomas, Benny Hill, Carl Reiner, Paul Ford, Alan Arkin, Peter Falk, Jack Benny, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Zero Mostel, based on the Novel The Balled of the Flim-Flan Man by Guy Owens. The film boasts a cast of well-known character actors in supporting roles, including Jack Albertson, Slim Pickens, Strother Martin, Harry Morgan and Albert Salmi. The movie is also noted for its jovial musical score by composer Jerry Goldsmith.

Plot Summary

Mordecai C. Jones (Scott; a self-styled "M.B.S., C.S., D.D. --- Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing!"), is a drifting confidence trickster who makes his living defrauding people in the southern United States. One of his specialties is rigged punchboards.

He befriends a young man named Curley (Sarrazin), a deserter on the run from the United States Army and the two team up to make money and keep out of reach of the law.


The Car Chase scene was filmed in Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky and the Courthouse scene at the Clark County, Kentucky Courthouse.

The Pigeon Drop scene with Slim Pickens as Jarvis Bates was filmed in Winchester, Kentucky during September 8-10, 1966.



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