Pic of the Day: “One-Eyed Jacks” revisited

We close the work week with another promotional still from Marlon Brando‘s only directorial effort, One-Eyed Jacks (1961). If I am not mistaken, this scene does not appear in the finished film; at least I don’t remember it (there is a handwritten notation on the back of the photograph: “cancelled shot”).  Timothy’s roughneck Howard Tetley is getting a tuba-full of what looks like beer dumped all over him, as Chico (Larry Duran) watches. Oh, the glamorous life of a Hollywood actor. A bit of payback for the Wild One incident, perhaps?

I am very much looking forward to friend-of-the-blog Toby Roan‘s upcoming book, A Million Feet of Film: The Making of One-Eyed Jacks. Perhaps we will finally gain some insight as to why and how Tim’s role in the film became so ambiguous.

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