PAYDAY

by Daryl Duke
PAYDAY - PAYDAY

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 1973

Length: 103'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Maury Dann, a country singer who gained notoriety later on in his career, is traveling on a promotional tour in the southern United States. He is known for being a manipulative and selfish person who tries to spin every situation to his advantage by any means necessary, including violence and fraud. Every day rolls by the same, from the backseat of a Cadillac on the road from one city to the next. Desperate, but too egocentric to admit it, he self-medicates with various pills and drugs to get away from his daily descent into hell. His girlfriend Mayleen (on whom he regularly cheats, and even abandons her in the middle of nowhere after an argument) is also on tour with him, along with the band’s musicians (frequently fired for the most absurd reasons), and their manager Clarence McGinty, who never hesitates to cheat and break the law to save Maury from the trouble he gets himself into.

Director

Daryl Duke

Daryl Duke

Daryl Duke (Vancouver, Canada, 1929 - West Vancouver, Canada, 2006) started working in television for CBC. He then directed the TV show This Hour Has Seven Days and Wojek. He subsequently collaborated with some major US networks, including NBC and ABC, and won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1971 for the episodes he directed in the series The Bold Ones: The Senator. He made his cinematic debut in 1973 with the feature Payday, followed by The Silent Partner (1978), which won a Canadian Film Award, Hard Feelings (1982), and Tai-Pan (1986).

Filmography:
Payday (1973), The Silent Partner (1978), Hard Feelings (1982), Tai-Pan (1986).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Daryl Duke
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Don Carpenter
fotografia/cinematography
Richard C. Glouner
montaggio/film editing
Richard Halsey
musica/music
Ed Bogas, Tommy McKinney, Shel Silverstein, Ian Tyson, Sylvia Tyson
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rip Torn (Maury Dann), Ahna Capri (Mayleen Travis), Elayne Heilveil (Rosamond McClintock), Michael C. Gwynne (Clarence McGinty), Jeff Morris (Bob Tally), Cliff Emmich (Chicago)
produttori/producers
Don Carpenter, Martin Fink
produzione/production
Fantasy Films, Fantasy Records, Pumice Finance Company

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Maury Dann, a country singer who gained notoriety later on in his career, is traveling on a promotional tour in the southern United States. He is known for being a manipulative and selfish person who tries to spin every situation to his advantage by any means necessary, including violence and fraud. Every day rolls by the same, from the backseat of a Cadillac on the road from one city to the next. Desperate, but too egocentric to admit it, he self-medicates with various pills and drugs to get away from his daily descent into hell. His girlfriend Mayleen (on whom he regularly cheats, and even abandons her in the middle of nowhere after an argument) is also on tour with him, along with the band’s musicians (frequently fired for the most absurd reasons), and their manager Clarence McGinty, who never hesitates to cheat and break the law to save Maury from the trouble he gets himself into.

Director All about direction

Daryl Duke

Daryl Duke

Daryl Duke (Vancouver, Canada, 1929 - West Vancouver, Canada, 2006) started working in television for CBC. He then directed the TV show This Hour Has Seven Days and Wojek. He subsequently collaborated with some major US networks, including NBC and ABC, and won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1971 for the episodes he directed in the series The Bold Ones: The Senator. He made his cinematic debut in 1973 with the feature Payday, followed by The Silent Partner (1978), which won a Canadian Film Award, Hard Feelings (1982), and Tai-Pan (1986).

Filmography:
Payday (1973), The Silent Partner (1978), Hard Feelings (1982), Tai-Pan (1986).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Daryl Duke
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Don Carpenter
fotografia/cinematography
Richard C. Glouner
montaggio/film editing
Richard Halsey
musica/music
Ed Bogas, Tommy McKinney, Shel Silverstein, Ian Tyson, Sylvia Tyson
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rip Torn (Maury Dann), Ahna Capri (Mayleen Travis), Elayne Heilveil (Rosamond McClintock), Michael C. Gwynne (Clarence McGinty), Jeff Morris (Bob Tally), Cliff Emmich (Chicago)
produttori/producers
Don Carpenter, Martin Fink
produzione/production
Fantasy Films, Fantasy Records, Pumice Finance Company