Pic of the Day: “Waterhole #3” revisited

Today we revisit Waterhole #3 (1967), the amiable Western comedy directed by William A. Graham. Part-goat Hilb and Sgt. Henry Foggers (Claude Akins) are on the trail of some stolen gold – and they’re the ones who stole it. Long story.

Waterhole #3

Akins began his legendary career in an uncredited bit part in From Here to Eternity (1953), and he never looked back. He became a dependable mainstay in movies and on television right up until his death in 1994. It seems fitting that he became the epitome of the small-town sheriff, especially on B.J. and the Bear (1978-79) and its spin-off, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979-1981), being that his father was a police officer.

2 responses to “Pic of the Day: “Waterhole #3” revisited

  1. Not much to say except I met Claude as my wife and I were leaving a movie theatre in Pasadena just as Claude was arriving with his wife to see the next show. He gave us a big grin as we shook hands and exchanged small pleasantries. Claude lived in Altadena at that time as we did. I used to see him driving his big Lincoln around once in a while. A real class act. Richard

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