Today’s pic is an original promotional still from Rumble on the Docks (1956), directed by Fred F. Sears. It still bears the original studio stamp and a typed notation glued to it on the back. The note reads “RACKETEER’S HENCHMAN BEATEN – Tim Carey, trigger man for crooked union boss, is found beaten and brought to latter’s headquarters in a scene from Columbia’s ‘Rumble on the Docks,’ produced by Sam Katzman.”
Tim is being propped up by James Darren and Robert Blake, the latter his future co-star in Revolt in the Big House (1958) and four Baretta episodes in the ’70s. Darren enjoyed a successful career as a teen heartthrob and singing sensation in the ’50s and ’60s, then found his niche on television in The Time Tunnel and many other series. Trekkies will remember him as the holographic lounge singer Vic Fontaine on several episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the late 1990s.
Great shot of the action. Too bad my friend Danny Terronova wasn’t in it as he was a member of cast for this film. Danny had featured roles in, Baby Face Nelson, Crime in The Streets and Blackboard Jungle. He also had work on Combat and The Twilight Zone. I miss you Danny boy, your gone too. Another good paizan from Jersey City.
Marisa did you ever get to Casa Bianca Italian restaurant during your visit to Pasadena? I left you a message at your hotel about. Anyway I hoped you enjoyed your visit. Richard