Today’s pic gives us another look at Hilb, the (literally) gold-digging outlaw of Waterhole #3 (1967), directed by the late William A. Graham. Hilb wants to shoot something (or someone), and is unhappy that Sgt. Henry Foggers (Claude Akins) is preventing him from doing so.
“This was really demanding as I had to play a part-goat, part-human type,” Timothy once said of his role as Hilb. “I would react by making the sound of a goat to reflect different moods. There was a simplicity about that role that I liked.”
Hey folks, the blog will be going on hiatus for the next week while I take a short vacation. In the meantime, I urge you to check out the latest issue of Classic Images (May 2014 No. 467), where you’ll find this screen cap from Waterhole #3 (1967) accompanying a great article on Claude Akins by Joe Collura. It looks mighty familiar!
Have a great week, everyone, and see you on May 7th!
Our pic for today is a publicity still from William A. Graham‘s Waterhole #3 (1967), co-produced by an uncredited Blake Edwards. Timothy’s seemingly part-goat outlaw Hilb is on the trail of some Confederate gold, along with James Coburn, Carroll O’Connor, and Claude Akins.
Coburn, with whom I share a birthday, seemed to specialize in rascals and ne’er-do-wells that you nevertheless couldn’t help liking in spite of it all. He always managed to light up the screen, even when he was only voicing a character, as he did in one of his final films, Monsters Inc. (2001).
Today we revisit Waterhole #3 (1967), the amiable Western comedy directed by William A. Graham. Part-goat Hilb and Sgt. Henry Foggers (Claude Akins) are on the trail of some stolen gold – and they’re the ones who stole it. Long story.
Akins began his legendary career in an uncredited bit part in From Here to Eternity (1953), and he never looked back. He became a dependable mainstay in movies and on television right up until his death in 1994. It seems fitting that he became the epitome of the small-town sheriff, especially on B.J. and the Bear (1978-79) and its spin-off, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979-1981), being that his father was a police officer.
Kicking off the week is another look at Hilb, the seemingly part-man part-goat character portrayed by Timothy in Waterhole #3 (1967). Here we see him making a grab for Claude Akins‘ share of the much-sought-after stash of gold, as trussed-up James Coburn and Carroll O’Connor look on.
William A. Graham was at the helm; he also directed Tim in The Name of the Game episode “Fear of High Places” (1968) and Change of Habit (1969). He’s been a hard-working film and television director since the late 1950s. Recently he has been sidelined since a serious motorcycle accident. We here at The Timothy Carey Experience wish him all the best.
Our pic for this Friday revisits Waterhole #3 (1967), the irreverent Western comedy starring James Coburn. Claude Akins is doing his best to avoid an altercation between Timothy and Roy Jenson.
“This was really demanding as I had to play a part-goat, part-human type,” Tim once said of his role as Hilb. “I would react by making the sound of a goat to reflect different moods. There was a simplicity about that role that I liked.” He and Jenson would later both appear in The Outfit (1973) and Nightside (1980).