Video of the Week: “What’s the Matter with Helen?”

Our video for this week showcases Tim’s appearance in Curtis Harrington‘s What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971). He steals the show as usual, as a scruffy, tattered bum appealing to the good graces of Debbie Reynolds in Depression-era Hollywood. He first appears at about the 8:35 mark.

Harrington, as noted previously, was scared to death of Timothy until he actually got to meet and work with him; he soon grew to love him. “Timothy was just an incredible, electrifying presence,” he said later. “He was utterly fascinating in his own film, The World’s Greatest Sinner.”

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