Pic of the Day: “What’s the Matter with Helen?”

The pic of the day (click for the embiggening) is from Curtis Harrington‘s What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971). It’s the Depression, and Tim is a down-and-out tramp hitting up glamorous Debbie Reynolds for a cup of coffee, a sandwich, anything – it’s tough out there!

What's the Matter with Helen?

Harrington, who later directed him in the Baretta episode “Set Up City,” had this to say about him in an interview with Penny Blood magazine: “When I first met Timothy, I was terrified of him. I couldn’t imagine that I’d ever work with him. But he knew who I was. One day I ran into him on the Fox lot and he hugged me and said: ‘Oh Curtis, you are the greatest, man! You’re the best!’ I realized that he really liked me and I had nothing to fear. (Laughs) So I took him into my heart.”

I think we all have.

2 responses to “Pic of the Day: “What’s the Matter with Helen?”

  1. Isn’t it great? I always have to giggle when I hear about people being scared of him when they met him. What?? He’s like a big ol’ teddy bear to me…


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