Pic of the Day: “East of Eden” (1981)

Happy Memorial Day! To help us get into the proper spirit of reverence, today’s pic (and you know you need to click to embiggen) is from the TV miniseries of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, first broadcast on February 8, 1981. Tim is pictured in his memorable cameo role as a tent-revival-style preacher, calling out the “imbibers of the devil’s holy water.” Preach on, Brother Carey.

East of Eden (1981)

It’s interesting to note that Tim also briefly but memorably appeared in Elia Kazan’s 1955 film of Steinbeck’s novel, starring James Dean, although in a much less sanctified role, and his lines were dubbed in by another actor, reportedly Albert Dekker.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s