We close the work week with another promotional still from Marlon Brando‘s only directorial effort, One-Eyed Jacks (1961). If I am not mistaken, this scene does not appear in the finished film; at least I don’t remember it (there is a handwritten notation on the back of the photograph: “cancelled shot”). Timothy’s roughneck Howard Tetley is getting a tuba-full of what looks like beer dumped all over him, as Chico (Larry Duran) watches. Oh, the glamorous life of a Hollywood actor. A bit of payback for the Wild One incident, perhaps?
I am very much looking forward to friend-of-the-blog Toby Roan‘s upcoming book, A Million Feet of Film: The Making of One-Eyed Jacks. Perhaps we will finally gain some insight as to why and how Tim’s role in the film became so ambiguous.
It’s Nigel Tufnel Day and we’re turning it all the way up to eleven with today’s pic, which comes to us courtesy of the awesome friend-of-the-blog Toby of 50 Westerns From the 50s! It’s from an “Information Guide” from One-Eyed Jacks (1961) that was probably sent to the press for promotional purposes.
I have to tell you, this is the scariest, creepiest pic of Tim I have ever seen! It strengthens my belief that there was something else going on with Howard Tetley that just got written out of the film for some reason (and, no big surprise, this was yet another film that Tim was fired from). You never really get a good look at him, and when you do it looks like his eyes are swollen shut or something. And is that chili all over his face?? It’s just weird, is all.
Our humble blog got a wonderful mention over at 50 Westerns From the 50s! If you haven’t seen it, it’s a nifty little blog about, well, read the title, yo.
It’s a fabulous read, full of great pics and terrific insight. I predict it will quickly become one of your favorites. Thank you, Toby!!
(Here’s another shot of Tim from Naked Gun (1956), just to make this post more relevant to the theme.)