Huzzah! I got my copy of the Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries set the other day, and made some new screen caps from Chain of Evidence (1957). Here once again, but in sharp focus this time, is ill-tempered sleazeball Carl Fowler. He’s trying to pull a fast one on Sgt. Mike Duncan (Don Haggerty) and Lt. Andy Doyle (Elliott). He may be selling it but they ain’t buying it.
Oh man – much better! Good quality prints are worth their weight in gold. Thank you, Warner Archive Collection!
You see this absolutely dreadful screen cap from a very poor quality “collector to collector” DVD of Chain of Evidence (1957)?
Well, I’m happy to report that this film has finally attained that loftiest of goals – an official, proper commercial DVD release! You can now purchase the Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries collection, featuring Chain and four other films starring former cowboy star “Wild” Bill Elliot in his new role as LA County Sheriff’s detective Andy Doyle. I’ll be buying it myself as soon as possible, and replacing all of these substandard screen caps from Chain with shiny new ones. Good news!
Today we take another look at Chain of Evidence (1957), the low-budget crime drama directed by Paul Landres. Foul-tempered Carl Fowler (see what I did there?) is being grilled by Lt. Andy Doyle (“Wild” Bill Elliott), Sgt. Mike Duncan (Don Haggerty) and the gal who started the whole mess, Harriet Owens (Claudia Barrett).
Haggerty later appeared with Timothy in The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959). My MST3K and bad-movie-loving pals will recognize Barrett as the intrepid Alice from the infamous Robot Monster (1953). “We want peace, Ro-Man. But peace with honor.”
Today’s pic is another from Chain of Evidence (1957), one of the low-budget crime dramas starring former Western star “Wild Bill” Elliott as Det. Lt. Andy Doyle. Timothy’s bad-tempered Carl Fowler is confronting the man who gave him that scar, Steve Nordstrom (Jimmy Lydon). Tim must have filmed this around the same time as Francis in the Haunted House (1956), as he’s sporting basically the same flat-top haircut in both.
To completely change the subject, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Tim’s son Romeo Carey and his wife on the recent birth of their third child, daughter Prima! Timothy has a new grandchild. That warms my fuzzy little heart.
Today’s pic is another original still from Chain of Evidence (1957), one of a series of low-budget crime dramas featuring former Western star Wild Bill Elliott (he dropped the “Wild” for these pictures). The jig is up for Timothy’s scuzzy character, Carl Fowler.
As you may have guessed, this is another one that has not been officially released on DVD. I have an “unofficial” copy, but the picture quality is absolutely dreadful. I will look into getting it replaced ASAP.