Our pics this week are going to have something of a theme – Timothy’s death scenes. He gave his all in his death scenes. He once quoted Marlon Brando as telling him, “Tim, you’re the only actor that I ever worked with that even in death, you move.” His first official screen appearance was that of a corpse, in William A. Wellman‘s Across the Wide Missouri (1951). He is uncredited as the late French fur trapper Baptiste DuNord, killed by Indians.
“I worked on the show, I played a dead man in it, it was a great part!” Timothy said in the Psychotronic interview. “You could only see my back, I was laying in the water. I’ll never forget the director (William Wellman), he was a great director, a tough director. I had two arrows in my back laying in the water. I couldn’t hold still, it was so cold and my teeth were chattering. The director said, ‘Keep that jerk still, he’s supposed to be dead!’ I had just come from dramatic school in New York. I thought I was a great actor. I’m the only one who did.”