Anthony Mann

Lobby Cards: The Great Flamarion (1945)

Around 1910, movie theatres began printing what came to be known as lobby cards as a means of advertising currently showing films. Typically issued in sets of eight, they featured still images accompanied by the film’s title and selected credits: usually including the producer or director, distributor, and starring names. Until about 1930 lobby cards measured 8 x 10 inches and…

January Film: The Great Flamarion Analysis

Based on a short story by the Austrian writer Vicki Baum, The Great Flamarion is full of film history resonance and would seem ripe for critical reassessment: set in the world of vaudeville, depicting an embittered artiste who kills at the behest of a femme fatale, the picture was an early directorial effort from Anthony Mann, who would later become renowned…

January Film: The Great Flamarion (1945)

  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…