Closing out the week is another look at The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959), featuring Joel McCrea as legendary lawman Bat Masterson. Crooked deputy Forbes is rather miffed at finding himself locked out of a meeting between Masterson and his boss, equally crooked Sheriff Jim Regan (Don Haggerty).
Gunfight was directed by Joseph M. Newman, who had directed Tim three years earlier in Flight to Hong Kong (1956). His most famous film is perhaps the sci-fi classic This Island Earth (1955). It’s been discovered, however, that Jack Arnold (It Came From Outer Space) ended up re-shooting almost half of the film after the studio found itself dissatisfied with Newman’s results. Arnold received no on-screen credit for his work, much like Tim in Gunfight. Time to give credit where credit is due.
Our video this week is another full-length film! And we know how long those last on YouTube, so watch it while you can. It’s Joseph M. Newman‘s The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959), starring Joel McCrea as Bat Masterson. Timothy is unbilled once again as Forbes, crooked deputy to Don Haggerty‘s crooked Sheriff Regan.
Newman also directed Tim in Flight to Hong Kong (1956). This neat little Western is readily available on video, so snag yourself a copy today!
Heading off the work week is another look at The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959), directed by Joseph M. Newman and starring Joel McCrea as Bat Masterson. Tim is uncredited as Forbes, crooked deputy to crooked Sheriff Jim Regan (Don Haggerty). I’m fairly certain that’s Mauritz Hugo on Tim’s left.
This was another of Timothy’s film roles that helped fund the making of The World’s Greatest Sinner. McCrea’s son Jody appeared along with Tim in Bikini Beach (1964) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).