We close out the week with another look at the Alcoa Theatre episode “The Town Budget.” It was first broadcast on December 15, 1958. All around bad guy Jonas has just shot a cop, and he’s pretty pleased with himself over it.
This is another long-lost series that deserves an official commercial video release. Let’s get on that, powers that be!
Better late than never, our pic for today revisits the Alcoa Theatre episode “The Town Budget”. This entry in the popular anthology series debuted on December 15, 1958. Cop-hating thief Jonas definitely does not have a concealed weapon permit.
I’d dearly love to see a proper commercial release of this series – not only so I can get decent screen caps, but also because it was a prime example of the now nearly forgotten anthology format. I strongly believe this type of series deserves a revival.
We start the work week with another look at “The Town Budget,” the episode of the Alcoa Theatre anthology series that first aired on December 15, 1958. Crooks on the run Jonas and Frankie (Arthur Batanides) try to act natural. Jonas has just shot a cop and is pretty happy about it.
For 30-odd years, Batanides was a reliable character actor who appeared in scores of television programs and several films as well. My Mystery Science Theater 3000 pals will remember him as the high-strung Danny from The Unearthly (1957). Towards the end of his career he had a recurring role as Mr.Kirkland in several of the Police Academy comedies.
Our pic for today revisits “The Town Budget,” the episode of the Alcoa Theatre anthology series that first aired on December 15, 1958. Timothy is cop-hating thief Jonas, who gets several nice close-ups demonstrating his psychosis.
The star of this episode is James Whitmore, who later appeared with Tim in Waterhole #3 (1967). An official commercial DVD release of this series would be most welcome.
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.
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.
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.
I had a dream last night where Tim was in a Western with Bruce Campbell. How awesome would that have been?
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).
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.