Today we take another look at director Paul Landres‘ Chain of Evidence (1957) and Timothy’s 2×4-wielding low-life Carl Fowler. He’s been pulled in by the cops, but naturally he denies everything.
EDITOR’S NOTE 06/02/14: The original poor quality screen cap that accompanied this post has now been replaced with one from the new commercial DVD release! You can now purchase the two-disc Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries set that includes Chain of Evidence. Thank you, Warner Archive Collection!
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.
Two things for you today: The first is an original production still from Francis in the Haunted House (1956). Tim and Charles Horvath are committing some mayhem on hapless Mickey Rooney, who admitted in his autobiography that he remembers nothing about the making of this film. This picture must have been made around the same time as Chain of Evidence (1957), as Tim has the same Frankenstein-esque flat-top haircut in both.
Secondly, I have a question for you all. Would there be any interest out there in having a forum added to the blog? It might be a nice place for folks to have actual discussions about Timothy and his films. Please let me know and I’ll get on it! Thanks for all your support, kind words and encouragement!
Sorry I missed yesterday! To make up for it, I am subjecting you to five, count ’em, FIVE pics of the updated Wall of Timothy. I swapped out some of the 11×14 lobby cards and added some latest acquisitions from The Killing, Flight to Hong Kong, Chain of Evidence, and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. The Mexican lobby cards are so awesome, with their vibrant colors and lurid copy.
Our pic of the day to start off the work week is from the enjoyable potboiler Chain of Evidence (1957), directed by Paul Landres, who had directed Tim the previous year in Naked Gun (1956), receiving no on-screen credit. Here Tim plays Carl Fowler, a violent low-life who likes to settle arguments with his fists and a 2×4.
My MSTie pals will recognize the female lead; she’s Claudia Barrett from Robot Monster (1953). “We want peace, Ro-Man. But peace with honor.”