Pic of the Day: “The Town Budget” revisited

Today’s pic is another from the Alcoa Premiere (aka Alcoa Theatre) episode “The Town Budget,” first broadcast on December 15, 1958. Timothy’s low-life thief Jonas has just shot a cop, and he’s feeling pretty good about it.

Alcoa Premiere - 1958

I apologize for the substandard quality of the photo. The DVD was created from a well-worn VHS tape. It would be very nice for this entire series to see an official DVD release.

Pic of the Day: “The Town Budget” revisited

We end the work week with another shot of Tim from the Alcoa Premiere (aka Alcoa Theatre) episode “The Town Budget,” first broadcast on December 15, 1958. Tim’s character, Jonas, is telling us how much he hates cops. He really, really hates cops.

"The Town Budget" Jonas really hates cops.

I had a dream last night where Tim was in a Western with Bruce Campbell. How awesome would that have been?

Pic of the Day: “The Town Budget”

Here’s another one that was hard to come by. It’s from the Alcoa Premiere (aka Alcoa Theatre) episode “The Town Budget,” which was first aired on December 15, 1958. Tim portrays a cop-hating thief by the name of Jonas. His partner in crime is Arthur Batanides, whom my MST3K pals will recognize as wise-cracking Danny from The Unearthly (1957).

The Town Budget

Alcoa Premiere was one of those nifty anthology series that proliferated in the 1950’s and 60’s, like Playhouse 90, Kraft Television Theater, etc. It would be nice to see a revival of this kind of show.