Video of the Week: “Fortune City”

Thanks to the kind folks at Hulu (sorry about the ads), our video this week is the It Takes a Thief episode “Fortune City,” first airing on February 2, 1970. Watch Timothy make a pass at Stefanie Powers and watch her pretend to be interested! The leader of the gang is the great Broderick Crawford, who appeared along with Tim (not at the same time, unfortunately) in Convicts 4 (1962).

Here’s hoping that more of Tim’s television episodes become available for online viewing. Enjoy!

Pic of the Day: “Fortune City” revisited

Today we take a long-overdue second look at “Fortune City,” the episode of It Takes a Thief that first aired on February 2, 1970. Timothy is Art, the enforcer of a gang out to sabotage an underground atomic test in Nevada. Here he shows his displeasure with Harvey, the leader of the gang (Broderick Crawford), who has just told him to stop putting booze in his morning coffee.

Fortune City - 1970

Tim and Crawford both appeared in Convicts 4 (1962), although not together. How great it would have been to see these two characters act together more often.

Pic of the Day: “Convicts 4” revisited

Our pic of the day (and you remember about clicking for embiggening) is a nice promotional portrait of Timothy from Convicts 4, aka Reprieve (1962), one of my latest eBay finds. I’m still not sure if that’s a hearing aid or a transistor radio he has there. He used a similar device in House of Numbers (1957), also while portraying a prisoner. Hmm.

The typewritten notation on the back of the photo is worth sharing:

84, 85. TIMOTHY CAREY, remembered for his hit performance in “Revolt in the Big House” a few years ago, plays a convict ringleader in Millard Kaufman and Ronald Lubin’s “Reprieve,” Allied Artists production starring Ben Gazzara, Stuart Whitman, Ray Walston, and guest-starring Vincent Price, Rod Steiger, Broderick Crawford, Dodie Stevens, Jack Kruschen, and Sammy Davis, Jr. Carey is currently being hailed for his independently made “new wave” film, “The World’s Greatest Sinner.”

Video of the Week: “Fortune City”

EDITOR’S NOTE 01/17/13: Another one lost due to copyright infringement. My apologies, folks.

This week’s video showcases Timothy’s performance in the It Takes A Thief episode “Fortune City,” which first graced television screens on February 2, 1970. Stefanie Powers has been kidnapped by Tim and his gang and they are about to bump her off, but not before Tim’s character decides to take advantage of the situation.

I can’t decide which is creepier: Timothy making a pass, or Powers pretending to respond. Eek. Also appearing in this episode are Broderick Crawford and Peter Bromilow.

Pic of the Day: “Fortune City”

Today’s pic is from Tim’s appearance on the action series It Takes a Thief, starring Robert Wagner as cat burglar Alexander Mundy. The episode is “Fortune City,” which first aired on February 2, 1970. Tim and Broderick Crawford have hatched a plot that has to do with underground atomic testing in Nevada. It’s a little confusing. They are forced to capture Stefanie Powers and plan to neatly dispose of her, but not before Tim’s character puts the moves on her first.

Fortune City

This great series is finally out on DVD – it’s definitely well worth your time!