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The Great Flamarion

Erich von Stroheim is The Great Flamarion, a marksman who employs Mary Beth Hughes and Dan Duryea, a married couple, for his vaudeville act. Having decided to rid herself of her husband, Mary Beth plots to trick von Stroheim into doing the dirty work for her.

The Great Flamarion is a 1945 American black-and-white film noir directed by Anthony Mann. The film, like many films noir, is shot in Flashback (narrative) narrative. The film was produced by Republic Pictures.<>.</>


The Great Flamarion (Erich von Stroheim) is an arrogant, friendless, and misogynous marksman who displays his trick gunshot act in the vaudeville circuit. His show features a beautiful assistant, Connie (Mary Beth Hughes) and her drunken husband Al (Dan Duryea), Flamarion's other assistant. Flamarion falls in love with Connie, the movie's femme fatale, and is soon manipulated by her into killing her no good husband during one of their acts.
After Al's supposed accidental death, Connie convinces Flamarion to wait three months before the two can marry and flees back to Minnesota. Meanwhile, Connie has already begun a relationship with another performer, Eddie (Barclay). After failing to show up at an arranged meeting place three months later, Flamarion goes into a downward spiral of drinking and gambling. Flamarion eventually finds Connie who informs him that she never loved him and used him to get rid of her husband.


  • 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
  • Esther Howard as Cleo

See also

  • List of films in the public domain in the United States

  • Category:1945 films
    Category:1940s drama films
    Category:American films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Film noir
    Category:Films directed by Anthony Mann
    Category:Republic Pictures films

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