Here’s one of Timothy’s seldom-seen television episodes in its entirety! Let’s hope it stays up for a while. It’s “Big Jessie,” the episode of the short-lived Western series Cimarron Strip that was first broadcast on February 8, 1968. Tim is memorable as Lobo, the knife-throwing scoundrel with the nasty scar.
Also appearing here is another venerable character actor, the great Jack Elam. It’s too bad he and Tim have no scenes together, or that they didn’t get a chance to work together more often. It would have been great to see these two scene-stealers vie for our attention. Enjoy!
Our pic of the day is another from the Cimarron Strip episode “Big Jessie”, first airing on February 8, 1968. Henchman Lobo sports a nasty scar and an even nastier attitude.
At the helm for this episode was Herschel Daugherty. He began his career in feature films as a dialogue director in the mid-1940s. He soon began directing television series episodes in the early 1950s and worked quite successfully in this capacity for over twenty years, winning a Directors Guild of America award in 1957.
Today’s pic takes another gander at Lobo, the knife-throwing henchman with the scar from “Big Jessie,” the episode of Cimarron Strip that first aired on February 8, 1968. He is not a very happy fellow in general.
Portraying the “Big Jessie” of the title is someone you probably wouldn’t expect – Mariette Hartley (no scenes with Timothy, unfortunately). She’s been a bright presence on television and the occasional feature film for over 50 years, and she’s still going strong today.
Ending the work week is another look at Lobo, the scarred henchman of “Big Jessie,” the Cimarron Strip episode that first aired on February 8, 1968. Lobo likes to while away the time throwing knives at things.
The star of Cimarron Strip, Stuart Whitman, was a frequent co-star of Tim’s. They both appeared in Convicts 4 (1962), Shock Treatment (1964), Rio Conchos (1964), and the Ellery Queen episode “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep” (1976). I do believe they were friends off-screen as well.
Today’s pic takes another look at “Big Jessie,” the Cimarron Strip episode that first aired on February 8, 1968. Tim is once again cast in the role of the bad guy’s henchman, the kind of part he could have played in his sleep. This particular fellow goes by the name of Lobo.
As detective shows were popular in the 70’s, so Westerns were the thing in the 50’s and 60’s, and Timothy guest-starred on many of them. It’s too bad he’s not given much to do here besides glower.
EDITOR’S NOTE 03/27/14: Another one removed for copyright infringement. Sorry about that, folks!
Our video for this week is the pre-credits sequence from “Big Jessie,” the episode of the Western series Cimarron Strip that first aired on February 8, 1968. Timothy and Donnelly Rhodes are a pair of outlaws on the run who are about to make life miserable for Marshal Jim Crown (Stuart Whitman).
Rhodes, born and raised in Winnipeg, has been a Canadian and American television stalwart since the late 1950s. His most notable recent performance is probably that of Dr. Cottle in the Battlestar Galactica reboot.
Let’s start off the week with another look at the Ellery Queen episode “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep,” first broadcast on March 14, 1976. Tim is thug-for-hire Jay Bonner, about to cause some serious mayhem.
Seen as well in this episode is Timothy’s frequent co-star Stuart Whitman. They also appeared together in Convicts 4 (1962), Shock Treatment (1964), Rio Conchos (1964), and an episode of the television Western series Cimarron Strip (1968).
Today’s pic (click for embiggening you will) is another from Tim’s appearance on The Big Valley. The episode is “Teacher of Outlaws,” which first aired on February 2, 1966. Scripture-spouting outlaw Preacher Clegg is making eyes at Victoria Barkley (Barbara Stanwyck), which is weird when you consider that she’s old enough to be his mother. But then, it is Miss Barbara Stanwyck after all.
Westerns were still a hot television property in the 1960s, and Tim appeared in a bunch of them – The Virginian, Cowboy in Africa, Rawhide, Cimarron Strip, Daniel Boone.
Our pic for today finds Tim in Western mode once again. He appeared in the Cimarron Strip episode “Big Jessie,” which was aired on February 8, 1968. He portrays henchman Lobo, who has a nasty scar on his face and likes to pass the time throwing knives.
The character of “Big Jessie” is played by a young Mariette Hartley. It’s also great to see Donnelly Rhodes and Jack Elam here as well.
Getting our week off to a vitamin-fortified start is our pic of the day, which I would like to invite you to click to embiggen. It is from Shock Treatment (1964), directed by Denis Sanders and starring Stuart Whitman and Roddy McDowall. Tim has yet another brief but memorable unbilled appearance as an inmate in a mental hospital.
He is showing Whitman how to make “vitamins D and E, for iron,” with water and ketchup. He and Whitman had both been in Convicts 4 two years previously, and would appear together again several years later in an episode of the television Western series Cimarron Strip.