Pic of the Day: “Encounter at Boot Hill” revisited

Today’s pic is another from “Encounter at Boot Hill,” the episode of Rawhide that first aired on September 14, 1965. Ill-tempered deputy Ed Walker is being restrained from punching out spineless Jethroe Kane (Peter Haskell).

Encounter at Boot Hill - 1965

Harvard man Haskell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and was on his way to Columbia Law School when he appeared off-Broadway in The Love Nest. He forged a solid career in television from the 1960s up until his death in 2010. In the early 1980s he finally attended New York Law School while working in the city in soap operas.

2 responses to “Pic of the Day: “Encounter at Boot Hill” revisited

  1. Just wanted to mention that I met Tim on the El Monte Valley St. mall. I think it was 1956 or so. I told I him was a fan and asked him what he thought of Dan Terronova as he had recently worked with him on,”Rumble On The Docks.” He said Danny was a cooool guy. We shook hands and I was shocked at how weak his handshake was because he was so big and powerful looking. Someone pointed out that he probably didn’t want to hurt me. I was all of 5ft. three and 120 lbs., just a high school kid.
    One thing I knew was that I liked him a lot. He must have been tired, cause he cut our little visit short. Maybe he was filming that day. I always enjoyed anything he did, He was always great. I think my favorite performance was his improvisational death scene in, “The Path’s Of Glory.” I just remembered when I met him he said that, Path’s Of Glory was one of the finest anti war movies ever made, of course ho was right. I appreciate much more now as a 72 year old man what needless war means.
    I forgot to say when I first saw him I walked up and said, Hi my name is Richie and with that I mentioned Danny. Danny was a school chum of my older brother Angelo. We all haled from Jersey City. I was as a kid thrilled that Danny had great success in ,”Blackboard Jungle,” that then meeting Tim was almost too much. As Timothy walked away he said goodbye Richieeeeeeeee in a long drawn out tight lipped grin that he was so famous for. He was one of a kind and he was kind and gentle with a star struck kid from El Monte.
    Rest in peace brother you gave your all in every roll you played.
    Still a fan, Richie


    • Richard, I got your email – stand by for a reply! And also, I’m the moderator of the World’s Greatest Sinner group on Facebook too! But hey, I love this story and could hear it a thousand times! Thank you SO much for sharing this with us!!


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