Director: Carol Reed Cast: Anthony Quinn, Claude Akins, Tony Bill


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Flap is marginally significant as the only western ever directed by Britain's Sir Carol Reed. Anthony Quinn is top-billed as Flapping Eagle, a modern-day Native American stuck on a squalid reservation. Though liquored up most of the time, Flapping Eagle undergoes an eleventh-hour social awakening. Making certain that the media is notified, he hijacks a train and heads for Phoenix, demanding full restoration of rights for his people. Played uneasily for laughs, Flap tries to make up for its shortcomings with a 1970s-style tragic ending, but by that time most of the audience has given up. The working title for Flap was Nobody Loves Flapping Eagle, which was closer to the name of source material, Clair Huffaker's novel Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2010
UPC: 0883316246849
Original Release: 1970
Rating: G
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 12,380

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Quinn Flapping Eagle
Claude Akins Lobo
Tony Bill Eleven Snowflake
Shelley Winters Dorothy Bluebell
Victor Jory Wounded Bear Mr. Smith
Don Collier Mike Lyons
Victor French Rafferty
Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta Storekeep
Anthony Caruso Silver Dollar
Robert Cleaves Gus Kirk
Rudy Diaz Larry Standing Elk
John War Eagle Luke Wolf
J. Edward McKinley Harris
William Mims Steve Gray
Susana Miranda Ann Looking Deer
Pedro Regas She'll-Be-Back-Pretty-Soon

Technical Credits
Carol Reed Director
Jerry Adler Producer
Frank Bracht Editor
Marvin Hamlisch Score Composer,Songwriter
Clair Huffaker Screenwriter
Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration/Design
Fred Koenekamp Cinematographer
Estelle Levitt Songwriter
Art Loel Production Designer
Mort Rabinowitz Art Director

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