It’s way past time that we took another look at one of Timothy’s most celebrated roles, that of slow-talking, droopy-eyed Pvt. Ferol in Stanley Kubrick‘s Paths of Glory (1957). Here Col. Dax (Kirk Douglas) is encouraging Ferol and his fellow unjustly accused comrades-in-arms (Ralph Meeker and Joseph Turkel) not to “look like [they’re] dropping [their] eyes in a hangdog manner” during the court-martial.
Apparently Tim had to stand in a hole in the ground during this scene, so that his 6’4″ self would not tower over Douglas at 5’9″. I wonder if Douglas remembered Tim’s shenanigans on the Ace in the Hole (1951) set?