The Great Flamarion
76 minutes | 13 January 1945 | United States
‘Erich von Stroheim is The Great Flamarion, a marksman who employs a married couple for his vaudeville act. Having decided to rid herself of her husband, Connie plots to trick The Great Flamarion into doing the dirty work for her.’
Director: Anthony Mann
Producer: William Lee Wilder
Screenplay: Anne Wigton, Heinz Herald, Richard Weil
Based On: The short story ‘Big Shot’ by Vicki Baum
Starring: Erich von Stroheim as The Great Flamarion, Mary Beth Hughes as Connie Wallace, Dan Duryea as Al Wallace, Stephen Barclay as Eddie Wheeler, Lester Allen as Tony the Clown, Esther Howard as Cleo
Music: Alexander Laszlo
Cinematography: James S. Brown, Jr.
Editor: John F. Link, Sr.
Production Company: W. Lee Wilder Productions
Distributor: Republic Pictures
* * *
The Internet Archive, at archive.org, is a prominent source for moving pictures in the public domain or under a Creative Commons licence. This means that they are free to stream, and in many cases to download and utilise creatively. The Internet Archive holds a collection of more than 3,000 feature films, many but not all from the silent era, and from across world cinema.
Each month I will select an available film, typically courtesy of the Internet Archive, and present it here to watch and with links to download wherever possible. The following day I will publish an analysis of the film, based on my own viewing, alongside commentary from pertinent critics. Read The Great Flamarion analysis at Culturedarm.