Pic of the Day: “Flight to Hong Kong” revisited

Our pic today revisits the foreign intrigue potboiler Flight to Hong Kong (1956), directed by Joseph M. Newman. Diamond smuggler Tony Dumont (Rory Calhoun) enlists the aid of shady thug Lagarto at a dive bar in Macao.

Flight to Hong Kong

Here is yet another of Timothy’s early films that deserves a proper commercial DVD release. You can, however, buy or rent it digitally at Amazon Instant Video.

Pic of the Day: “Alaska Seas” revisited

The hubby requested another shot of Timothy from Alaska Seas (1954), directed by Jerry Hopper. Here he is as marine repairman Wycoff, confronting rogue fisherman Matt Kelly (Robert Ryan) about the money he owes Wycoff for services rendered (not to put too fine a point on it, $920.60).

Alaska Seas

This one used to be streaming on Netflix, but not anymore. It is available on Amazon Instant Video, and you should be able to find a copy on sites such as iOffer. It’s worth your time – check it out!

Pic of the Day: “The Velvet Jungle” revisited

Super pancakes, anyone? Today we take another look at Danny, the comical but racist diner proprietor from the Starsky and Hutch episode “The Velvet Jungle,” first airing on March 5, 1977. Here we see him growling “El close-o!” to the frantic Latina woman who has just witnessed a murder and is pounding on his door trying to get some help, if that’s not too much to ask.

The Velvet Jungle - 1977

Here’s another one you can view over at Amazon Instant Video. Timothy’s few minutes are absolutely priceless.

Pic of the Day: “Fire Man” revisited

We close the week with another look at Cameron, the under-handed auto yard operator from “Fire Man,” the episode of The Greatest American Hero that first graced television screens on May 6, 1981. Garage doors are opening and closing all by themselves and Cameron is totally flummoxed.

Fire Man - 1981

This and the other episode of the series Timothy appears in, “The Resurrection of Carlini” (11.19.82), are both available on DVD and on Amazon Instant Video, so check ’em out today!

Pic of the Day: “A Time for Killing” revisited

February begins with another look at Billy Cat, “the Yankee from Missourah!” from the Civil War drama A Time for Killing (1967). Billy is all fired up and ready to go kill him some Rebs.

A Time for Killing

Until this film sees a well-deserved commercial DVD release, get yourself a copy right here. It’s also available on Amazon Instant Video.

Pic of the Day: “The Adventures of Caesar’s Last Sleep” revisited

We close the work week with another look at the Ellery Queen episode “The Adventures of Caesar’s Last Sleep.” It first aired on March 14, 1976. As Halloween is fast approaching, I thought we’d all enjoy this delightfully creepy shot of freelance thug Jay Bonner skulking behind doors and being mysterious.

The Adventures of Caesar's Last Sleep - 1976

You can watch this episode right now for pennies at Amazon Instant Video, so check it out, won’t you?

Pic of the Day: “Peeper” revisited

Today our pic revisits Peeper (1976), the homage to hard-boiled detective flicks of the 1940’s directed by Peter Hyams. Sid the hit man has just emerged from the trunk of private dick Leslie Tucker’s (Michael Caine) car, and he is not too happy about it.

If Tim had not gotten himself fired from this film (yes, again), it would be a much better picture. As it is, it’s not a bad little film really. It’s readily available on DVD and Amazon Instant Video, so give yourself a treat.