The Great Flamarion

The Great Flamarion

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The Great Flamarion

This ambitious independent production was packaged by producer W. Lee Wilder, brother of Billy Wilder, and distributed by Republic. The title character, played with relish (and a bit of mustard) by Erich Von Stroheim, is an arrogant vaudeville artiste specializing in a trick-gunshot act. A dyed-in-the-wool misogynist, Flamarion at first pays little attention to his beautiful assistant Connie (Mary Beth Hughes)-just as well, since Connie is already married to Flamarion's other assistant, Al Wallace (Dan Duryea). Bored with marriage, Connie begins playing up to her boss, the result being the "accidental" death of Al during Flamarion's act. Having committed murder for Connie's sake, Flamarion fully expects to be sexually compensated-but he doesn't know the treacherous Connie as well as the late Al did. Future cult favorite Anthony Mann's direction is rather perfunctory, suggesting perhaps that he was somewhat intimidated in the presence of the flamboyant Von Stroheim.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2006
UPC: 0089218497895
Original Release: 1945
Source: Alpha Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:16:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mary Beth Hughes Connie Wallace
Dan Duryea Al Wallace
Stephen Barclay Eddie
Lester Allen Tony
Esther Howard Cleo
Michael Mark Night Watchman
Joseph Granby Detective
John Hamilton Coroner
Fred Velasco Mexican Dancer
Carmen Lopez Mexican Dancer
Tony Farrell Mexican Singer
Erich Von Stroheim The Great Flamarion

Technical Credits
Anthony Mann Director
James S. Brown Cinematographer
Spencer James Brown Cinematographer
David Chudnow Musical Direction/Supervision
Heinz Herald Screenwriter
Alexander Laszlo Score Composer
John Link Editor
F. Paul Sylos Art Director
Richard Weil Screenwriter
Anne Wighton Screenwriter
W. Lee Wilder Producer
William Wilder Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Great Flamarion
2. Chapter 1 [13:50]
3. Chapter 2 [15:18]
4. Chapter 3 [10:16]
5. Chapter 4 [14:56]
6. Chapter 5 [9:50]
7. Chapter 6 [11:24]

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