Happy Monday! Unfortunately we kick off the week with what is undoubtedly the ghastliest film Timothy ever appeared in – Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy (1976). I’ve only posted one pic from this so far, because the film is so onerous that I can’t even bear to fast forward through it to get to Tim’s scenes – that, my friends, is how bad it is. However, it seems that the good proprietor of Gastrocinema has done our work for us. Behold – animated .gifs of Timothy as utterly insane mobster Vincent the Terrible, partying with the stunned Marcie Barkin and the buxom Pat Parker during the dinner scene. He also dons the same white gloves and eats chicken in the same ecstatic manner as he did in the Baretta episode “He’ll Never See Daylight” (1.17.75). The gloves appeared later on Flo in The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976).
Co-star Rosanne Katon told Shock Cinema magazine that the production of this film was “chaotic”: “That’s another one where we had new pages every day, three directors – after a while it was like, ‘How do I get out of this?!’ It was one absurd situation after another. I think I stayed on just to watch Timothy Carey around the Craft Services table! He was certifiable. I mean, he was climbing the walls. They almost had to get a net just to pull him over so he could say his lines, and then he’d wander off again. It was insane. They had all these garbage trucks around, and girlfriends of the investors – when I wasn’t laughing at what was going on, I was reading a book in the corner. I’ll put it that way.”