Pic of the Day: “White Witch Doctor”

Today’s pic (click to embiggen, blah blah, you know this) features Tim in one of his very early film appearances. It’s yet another don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-him part. The film is White Witch Doctor (1953), directed by the notorious Henry Hathaway and starring Robert Mitchum and Susan Hayward. Tim is the henchman of bad guy Walter Slezak.

White Witch Doctor

He doesn’t last too long, but true to form, he makes sure he strategically positions himself for some good shots like this one. Hathaway encountered Tim again a year later, I’ve no doubt much to his chagrin, when Tim costumed himself in medieval garb, climbed over a wall at the Fox studios, and accosted Hathaway in the commissary, angling for a part in Prince Valiant (1954). He didn’t get it.

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